Crossword clues for vehicle
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vehicle \Ve"hi*cle\, n. [L. vehiculum, fr. vehere to carry; akin to E. way, wain. See Way, n., and cf. Convex, Inveigh, Veil, Vex.]
That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.
That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
A simple style forms the best vehicle of thought to a popular assembly.
(Pharm.) A substance in which medicine is taken.
(Paint.) Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.
Note: Water is used in fresco and in water-color painting, the colors being consolidated with gum arabic; size is used in distemper painting. In oil painting, the fixed oils of linseed, nut, and poppy, are used; in encaustic, wax is the vehicle.
(Chem.) A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, "a medium through which a drug or medicine is administered," also "any means of conveying or transmitting," from French véhicule (16c.), from Latin vehiculum "means of transport, vehicle, carriage, conveyance," from vehere "to bear, carry, convey," from PIE *wegh- "to go, transport in a vehicle" (cognates: Old English wegan "to carry;" Old Norse vegr, Old High German weg "way;" Middle Dutch wagen "wagon;" see wagon). Sense of "cart or other conveyance" in English first recorded 1650s.
n. A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
n. a conveyance that transports people or objects
a medium for the expression or achievement of something; "his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views"; "a congregation is a vehicle of group identity"
any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another [syn: fomite]
A vehicle (from ) is a mobile machine that transports people or cargo. Typical vehicles include wagons, bicycles, motor vehicles ( motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses), railed vehicles ( trains, trams), watercraft ( ships, boats), aircraft and spacecraft.
Land vehicles are classified broadly by what is used to apply steering and drive forces against the ground: wheeled, tracked, railed or skied. ISO 3833-1977 is the standard, also internationally used in legislation, for road vehicles types, terms and definitions.
A vehicle is a mechanical means of conveyance, such as a carriage or automobile. It may also refer to:
- Vahana, the Hindu term for a vehicle animal closely associated with a particular deity
- Star vehicle, a production primarily aimed at enhancing an actor's career
Vehicle (The Ides of March album)
- "Vehicle" (song), the title track by The Ides of March
- Vehicle (The Clean album)
- Braitenberg vehicles, simple machines conceived by Valentino Braitenberg for a thought experiment in artificial intelligence
- In paint manufacturing, the substance in which the coloring pigment is suspended
- In pharmaceutics, a carrier of a medicinally active substance
- In law, a legal personality such as a corporation, with similar legal rights to a living person
Vehicle is the debut studio album by The Ides of March, released in 1970. The single and title of the album, " Vehicle", became the fastest selling single in Warner's history.
Vehicle is the first full-length studio album by New Zealand group The Clean. It was released in 1990 by Flying Nun and Rough Trade Records. Much of the material was written for the band's reunion tour in the late 1980s. Rough Trade founder Geoff Travis offered to record The Clean after seeing them play in London, after which Vehicle was produced during a three-day session. The album was engineered by Ken Kennedy and notable producer Alan Moulder, who was suggested by Travis.
The front cover artwork is a painting by band member David Kilgour.
"Vehicle" is the one-hit wonder success for the Chicago-based band The Ides of March. It rose to number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart the week of May 23, 1970. It is purported to be the fastest selling single in Warner Bros. Records history.
Written and sung by Jim Peterik, the song features a distinctive horn section riff that is still popular today. The song is often mistaken for the horn driven sound of Blood, Sweat and Tears which was popular in the same time range. Peterik wrote "Vehicle" as a joke."I got the idea from one of these anti-drug pamphlets they distributed in a school. It was very tongue-in-cheek."
Peterik has also said that:In high school, I co-founded a band called The Ides of March. We did it because we loved music, not because we thought we’d be successful. At the time, I was madly in love with this girl named Karen. I had a souped-up 1964 Plymouth Valiant, and she was always asking for rides. I drove her to modeling school every week. I was hoping flames would ignite—but they didn’t. I came home one day, dejected, and thought: all I am is her vehicle. And I thought: Wow! Vehicle! I came up with this song, taught it to the band, and the next thing I knew, we were recording in a CBS studio. The song—called “Vehicle”—became a world-wide hit in 1970. “I’m your vehicle baby/I’ll take you anywhere you wanna go!”
Peterik had an on again off again relationship with Karen after the song came out. Eventually they married and have been together for years. Fourteen seconds of the completed "Vehicle" master tape (primarily the guitar solo) was accidentally erased in the recording studio. The missing section was spliced in from a previously discarded take."I remember that kind of feeling of experimentation. I also remember 14 seconds of the master of Vehicle being erased! We were doing background vocals and suddenly 14 seconds were gone from the master. No way to retrieve it. The second engineer had hit the wrong button. We spent two hours thinking our career is over, because at this time we knew we had something. Luckily, there was a Take One. They inserted 14 seconds of Take One and I redid the vocals. And now I hear it every time. From the second 'Great God in heaven' all the way up to the guitar solo--when you hear how abrupt that first note of the solo sounds, that's an edit."
The song was used in a 2014 commercial for Hardee's restaurants.
Usage examples of "vehicle".
The beautifully rolled lawns and freshly painted club stand were sprinkled with spring dresses and abloom with sunshades, and coaches and other vehicles without number enclosed the farther side of the field.
Ed Garrety had not called there, but we found an abo who had seen the dust streamer of a vehicle heading for the Walgun homestead shortly after sundown.
Loiterers assembled, but no one came to draw the vehicle, and by degrees the dismal truth leaked out that the three coolies who had been impressed for the occasion had all absconded, and that four policemen were in search of them.
The teams are all looking at variants on a simple, cheap technique that involves putting antigen genes into harmless bacteria that will double as delivery vehicles and adjuvants, then freeze-drying them into spores that can survive tropical heat without refrigeration.
Slogan --- same as a position statement, but usually accompanies the logo and serves as a signature to the advertisement or communications vehicle.
Since the decision in that case this Court has been repeatedly called upon to examine the constitutionality of numerous local regulations affecting interstate motor vehicle traffic.
Rock music then, unlike now, was the vehicle for social protest: lyrics were analysed in meticulous detail and the release of each new album was a major event.
A gray Alfa Romeo was parked in dry grass alongside a tiny three-wheel farm vehicle.
I told you: some crude flavorings, an alcohol vehicle, and an alkaloid from an Indian grass.
Petersburg, flown north to Anchorage, and returned in time to meet my ship with his rather distinctive old vehicle, the question was why.
Confused, the group followed Arak out of the small room and reboarded the antigravity vehicle.
Beneath it the city dropped away in walls, roofs, archaistic chimneys and lamplit streets, goblin lights of human-piloted vehicles, to the harbor, the sweep of Venture Bay, ships bound to and from the Sunward Islands and remoter regions of the Boreal Ocean, which glimmered like mercury in the afterglow of Charlemagne.
None of the vehicles sought out the Dragons standing watch on the southern fringes, none assaulted the Army of the Lord to the west.
Two ox drawn wagons had come to the fort with spades and picks and as soon as the tools were unloaded ather Sarsfield commandeered the two vehicles so that the wounded could be carried to doctors and hospitals.
By nightfall the enemy were in a desperate plight, with a confused mass of vehicles almost twenty miles in length, blocked in front and attacked in flank.