from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation Department of Motor Vehicles

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  • initialism US A state’s Department of Motor Vehicles or equivalent.


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  • Very near the DMV is the CIMA hospital (recently tauted on these fora for being some special hospital recognized by US insurance companies, or some such thing) with the only glorieta I am aware of in this city.

    Another encounter with a traffic cop

  • But when he called the DMV and discovered the plate was registered in 2005 to a Ford F-150 pickup truck, Hooper started to worry.

    Virginia stamps out license to hate: DMV recalls plate with coded racist message

  • The following week, I called the DMV toll-free number to inquire if I needed an appointment for a VIN verification and was told that I did not as all DMV locations had a drive-up station to take care of this. Latest news

  • The building, north of the Capitol, is commonly known as the DMV building.

    The Charleston Gazette -

  • When I called DMV and told them I never received (true) the renewal notice in the mail, they said sorry, but it is your responabilty to know when your sticker expires and should have contacted the DMV for the amount.


  • I call the DMV; never an easy task, and learn that the nearest place I can get a temporary plate is at the main DMV office.

    Touchstone Magazine - Mere Comments

  • The hold music, the busy signals I got when I called the DMV, the woman's voice telling me

    Las Vegas Sun Stories: All Sun Headlines

  • Criminal records My son got a ticket 10 years ago in WA using a fake ID, he can't get a job, we want to fix it, but I called DMV, and the police but they don't seem to know anything.

    Answerbag: Latest Questions in Question Categories

  • This month my insurace is more and I called the DMV and they recieved the paperwork, but not a follow up call they were supposed to get.


  • Looks like the first thing that's been going on is that the region now has a new nickname -- the "DMV" -- amongst the hipster set (note: I fully understand that that use of "hipster" automatically disqualifies me from judging what is cool and what is not among today's youth).

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [132] -- The DMV? Really?


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