- (Buddhism) A mode or method of spiritual practice; a yana.
- A medium for expression of talent or views.
- An entity to achieve an end.
- A conveyance; a device for carrying or transporting substances, objects or individuals.
- (pharmaceuticals) The main excipient (such as an oil or gel) that conveys the active ingredient of a drug.
- (Hinduism) An animal or (rarely) a plant on which a Hindu deity rides or sits
- A liquid content (e.g. oil) which acts as a binding and drying agent in paint.