Hypertext Webster Gateway: "vehicle"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

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}.]
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. --Fairholt.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Vehicle \Ve"hi*cle\, n. (Chem.)
A liquid used to spread sensitive salts upon glass and paper
for use in photography.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

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"

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