Vehicular vs. Vehicle - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Vehicle

    A vehicle (from Latin: vehiculum) is a machine that transports people or cargo. Vehicles include wagons, bicycles, motor vehicles (motorcycles, cars, trucks, buses), railed vehicles (trains, trams), watercraft (ships, boats), amphibious vehicles (screw-propelled vehicle, hovercraft), aircraft (airplanes, helicopters) 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.

Wiktionary

  • Vehicular (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a vehicle or vehicles, usually specifically cars and trucks.

    "Ernest had a fear of vehicular travel, and ended up walking everywhere."

  • Vehicular (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a language that is used as a contact language between two groups who do not share a common native tongue nor a common culture.

    "English is used as a vehicular language in many business settings."

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A medium for expression of talent or views.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint. (FM 55-501).

  • Vehicle (noun)

    The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    An entity to achieve an end.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits

Oxford Dictionary

  • Vehicular (adjective)

    involving or by means of a vehicle or vehicles

    "a vehicular accident"

    "double gates offer vehicular access to Grosvenor Lane"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, lorry, or cart

    "the vehicle was sent skidding across the road"

    "a heavy goods vehicle"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a thing used to express, embody, or fulfil something

    "I use paint as a vehicle for my ideas"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a substance that facilitates the use of a drug, pigment, or other material mixed with it

    "casein was used as a vehicle for pigments by the medieval painters"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a film, television programme, song, etc. that is intended to display the leading performer to the best advantage

    "a vehicle for a star who was one of Hollywood's hottest properties"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a privately controlled company through which an individual or organization conducts a particular kind of business, especially investment.

Webster Dictionary

  • Vehicular (adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a vehicle; serving as a vehicle; as, a vehicular contrivance.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    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.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A substance in which medicine is taken.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    Any liquid with which a pigment is applied, including whatever gum, wax, or glutinous or adhesive substance is combined with it.

  • Vehicle (noun)

    A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper for use in photography.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Vehicular (adjective)

    of or relating to or intended for (motor) vehicles;

    "vehicular traffic"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    a conveyance that transports people or objects

  • Vehicle (noun)

    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"

  • Vehicle (noun)

    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

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