ve·hi·cle /ˈviəkəl ||ˈviˌhɪkəl/
ve·hi·cle /ˈvɪˌ(h)ɪkəl, ˈvɪəkəl/ 名詞
1. 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.
2. 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. --Wirt.
3. Pharm. A substance in which medicine is taken.
4. 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.
5. Chem. A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.
n 1: a conveyance that transports people or objects
2: 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"
3: 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]