Definitions

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

  • noun A van designed primarily for carrying passengers, typically having rear seats that can be removed for loading cargo.

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  • noun A small van.

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  • noun a small box-shaped passenger van; usually has removable seats; used as a family car

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Examples

  • But for more palatable marketing purposes to the YPG class, a group for which the term "minivan" has largely fallen into disfavor, I prefer the term "city wagon."

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - washingtonpost.com

  • Oh, and by the way, the minivan is about ten miles overdue for an oil change.

    June 2009 - SpouseBUZZ

  • Hmmmm. Perhaps driving a minivan is a lot like riding a moped.

    Why Minivans Make Great Hunting Vehicles

  • Hmmmm. Perhaps driving a minivan is a lot like riding a moped.

    Why Minivans Make Great Hunting Vehicles

  • Oh, and by the way, the minivan is about ten miles overdue for an oil change.

    This is My Brain - SpouseBUZZ

  • Meanwhile, Honda has also identified what it calls minivan rejectors'' and

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  • But I also wanted it known that this was a comical mystery, and since I think "minivan" is a funny word -- otherwise the proper title would be For Whom the SUV Rolls, which is a lot less mellifluous -- that was accomplished, too.

    Titled Gentry

  • I think we all know what the stigma here is: To be seen driving a minivan is to admit to a kind of shameful domesticity, an existence of postsexual nullity and a state of parental slavery, ever orbiting from school, to grocery store, to ballet lessons, to games, like some suburban Flying Dutchman.

    A Van Parents Will Love

  • I pondered going to retrieve our minivan from the driveway but didn't have a safe place to leave Charlie in my absence.

    Dogs get old too

  • I pondered going to retrieve our minivan from the driveway but didn't have a safe place to leave Charlie in my absence.

    Dogs get old too

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