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Apr
10

vehicle – WordReference.com Dictionary of English







WordReference Random House Learner’s Dictionary of American English © 2020
ve•hi•cle /ˈviɪkəl or, sometimes, ˈvihɪ-/USA pronunciation  
n. [countable]
  1. Transporta conveyance moving on wheels, runners, or the like, such as an automobile; a device by which someone or something is carried:a motor vehicle.
  2. Transportany means in or by which someone or something is carried or conveyed:Air is the vehicle of sound.
  3. Show Businessa play, screenplay, or other artistic work or entertainment with a role designed or especially well suited to display the talents of a certain performer.

ve•hic•u•lar /vɪˈhɪkyəlɚ/USA pronunciation  adj. See -vec-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020

ve•hi•cle 
(vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Transportany means in or by which someone travels or something is carried or conveyed; a means of conveyance or transport:a motor vehicle; space vehicles.
  2. Transporta conveyance moving on wheels, runners, tracks, or the like, as a cart, sled, automobile, or tractor.
  3. Transport, a means of transmission or passage:Air is the vehicle of sound.
  4. a carrier, as of infection.
  5. a medium of communication, expression, or display:The novel is a fitting vehicle for his talents. Language is the vehicle of thought.
  6. Theater, Show Businessa play, screenplay, or the like, having a role suited to the talents of and often written for a specific performer.
  7. a means of accomplishing a purpose:College is a vehicle for success.
  8. Rhetoricthe thing or idea to which the subject of a metaphor is compared, as “rose” in “she is a rose.” Cf.  tenor (def. 3).
  9. Drugs[Pharm.]a substance, usually fluid, possessing little or no medicinal action, used as a medium for active remedies.
  10. Fine Art[Painting.]a liquid, as oil, in which a pigment is mixed before being applied to a surface.
  • Latin vehiculum, equivalent. to veh(ere) to convey + -i-i– + -culumcle2
  • 1605–15

    Because the primary stress in vehicle is on the first syllable, the
    (vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation in the second syllable tends to disappear:
    (vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation A pronunciation with primary stress on the second syllable and a fully pronounced
    (vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation is usually considered nonstandard:
    (vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation In the adjective vehicular, where the primary stress is normally on the second syllable, the
    (vēi kəl or, sometimes,hi-),USA pronunciation is always pronounced.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

vehicle /ˈviːɪkəl/ n
  1. any conveyance in or by which people or objects are transported, esp one fitted with wheels
  2. a medium for the expression, communication, or achievement of
Mar
29

automotive – English-French Dictionary WordReference.com






Principales traductions
automotive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.” (relating to cars) automobile adjadjectif: modifie un nom. Il est généralement placé après le nom et s’accorde avec le nom (ex : un ballon bleu, une balle bleue). En général, seule la forme au masculin singulier est donnée. Pour former le féminin, on ajoute “e” (ex : petit > petite) et pour former le pluriel, on ajoute “s” (ex : petit > petits). Pour les formes qui sont “irrégulières” au féminin, celles-ci sont données (ex : irrégulier, irrégulière > irrégulier = forme masculine, irrégulière = forme féminine)
    d’automobile loc adjlocution adjectivale: groupe de mots qui servent d’adjectif. Se place normalement après le nom et reste identique au plurielEx : “ballon de football, des ballons de football
  The automotive industry made record profits last year.
  L’industrie automobile a fait des profits record l’année dernière.
automotive adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun–for example, “a tall girl,” “an interesting book,” “a big house.” (self-propelled) automoteur, automotrice adjadjectif: modifie un nom. Il est généralement placé après le nom et s’accorde avec le nom (ex : un ballon bleu, une balle bleue). En général, seule la forme au masculin singulier est donnée. Pour former le féminin, on ajoute “e” (ex : petit > petite) et pour former le pluriel, on ajoute “s” (ex : petit > petits). Pour les formes qui sont “irrégulières” au féminin, celles-ci sont données (ex : irrégulier, irrégulière > irrégulier = forme masculine, irrégulière = forme féminine)
  They want to equip the vehicle with an automotive engine.
  Ils veulent équiper le véhicule d’un engin automoteur.

Formes composées
automotive engineer nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (deals with vehicles) concepteur automobile nmnom masculin: s’utilise avec les articles “le”, “l'” (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), “un”. Ex : garçon – nm > On dira “le garçon” ou “un garçon”.
automotive engineering nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (engineering: of cars) ingénierie automobile nfnom féminin: s’utilise avec les articles “la”, “l'” (devant une voyelle ou un h muet), “une”. Ex : fille – nf > On dira “la fille” ou “une fille”. Avec un nom féminin, l’adjectif s’accorde. En général, on ajoute un “e” à l’adjectif. Par exemple, on dira “une petite fille”.
  The new hybrid vehicle is a marvel of automotive engineering.
automotive sector nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (road vehicle industry) industrie automobile nfnom féminin: s’utilise avec les articles “la”, “l'” (devant une voyelle ou un h muet),