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minivan definition

Overview

This page has 5 definitions of minivan in English, Italian, and Spanish, Castilian. Minivan is a noun and verb. Also define these 6 related words and terms: van, car, people carrier, MPV, transitive, and intransitive.

See also: Minivan

English minivan definition

Etymology

mini- +‎ van

Noun

minivan (plural minivans)

  1. A small van.
  2. (chiefly US) A large and spacious passenger car, typically with five or seven seats and sliding rear doors
    Synonyms: (UK) people carrier, MPV
    • Car definition
      A wheeled vehicle that moves independently, with at least three wheels, powered mechanically, steered by a driver and mostly for personal transportation. (1 of 13 car definitions)

Descendants

  • Japanese: ミニバン (miniban)
  • Russian: минивэ́н (minivɛ́n)
  • Thai: มินิแวน (míní waen)

Translations

Verb

minivan (third-person singular simple present minivans, present participle minivanning, simple past and past participle minivanned)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To travel or transport in a small van.

Italian minivan definition

Etymology

Borrowed from English minivan.

Noun

minivan m (invariable)

  1. minivan

Spanish minivan definition

Noun

minivan m (plural minivans)

  1. minivan