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jeep definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a car suitable for traveling over rough terrain [syn: jeep, landrover]

Merriam Webster's

trademark used for a civilian automotive vehicle

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: probably ultimately from Eugene the Jeep, character in the comic strip Thimble Theater by Elzie C. Segar Date: 1940 a small general-purpose motor vehicle with 80-inch wheelbase, 1/4-ton capacity, and four-wheel drive used by the United States Army in World War II; also a similar but larger and more powerful United States army vehicle II. intransitive verb Date: 1942 to travel by jeep

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. propr. a small sturdy esp. military motor vehicle with four-wheel drive. Etymology: orig. US, f. GP = general purposes, infl. by 'Eugene the Jeep', an animal in a comic strip

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Jeeps) A Jeep is a type of car that can travel over rough ground. (TRADEMARK) ...a U.S. Army Jeep. N-COUNT



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