Crossword clues for wagon
- Part of a train
- S.U.V. alternative, informally
- Family car, informally
- Car with a big carrying capacity, informally
- Typically red toy
- S.U.V. alternative
- A child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
- A car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
- A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
- Van used by police to transport prisoners
- Any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Wagon \Wag"on\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Wagoned; p. pr. & vb. n. Wagoning.] To transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city.
Wagon \Wag"on\, v. i. To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs.
Wagon \Wag"on\, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See Wain.]
A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
Note: In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities.
A freight car on a railway. [Eng.]
A chariot [Obs.]
(Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
Note: This word and its compounds are often written with two g's (waggon, waggonage, etc.), chiefly in England. The forms wagon, wagonage, etc., are, however, etymologically preferable, and in the United States are almost universally used.
Wagon boiler. See the Note under Boiler, 3.
Wagon ceiling (Arch.), a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; -- sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular.
Wagon master, an officer or person in charge of one or more wagons, especially of those used for transporting freight, as the supplies of an army, and the like.
Wagon shoe, a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.
Wagon vault. (Arch.) See under 1st Vault.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"four-wheeled vehicle to carry heavy loads," late 15c., from Middle Dutch wagen, waghen, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (cognates: Old English wægn, Modern English wain, Old Saxon and Old High German wagan, Old Norse vagn, Old Frisian wein, German Wagen), from PIE *wogh-no-, suffixed form of root *wegh- "to carry, to move" (cognates: Sanskrit vahanam "vessel, ship," Greek okhos, Latin vehiculum, Old Church Slavonic vozŭ "carriage, chariot," Russian povozka, Lithuanian va žis "a small sledge," Old Irish fen, Welsh gwain "carriage, cart;" see weigh).\n
\nIn Dutch and German, the general word for "a wheel vehicle;" English use is a result of contact through Flemish immigration, Dutch trade, or the Continental wars. It has largely displaced the native cognate, wain. Spelling preference varied randomly between -g- and -gg- from mid-18c., before American English settled on the etymological wagon, while waggon remained common in Great Britain. Wagon-train is attested from 1810. Phrase on the wagon "abstaining from alcohol" is 1904, originally on the water cart.
n. 1 A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads. 2 A freight car on a railway. 3 A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front. 4 (context US Australia slang English) A station wagon (or SUV). 5 (context slang English) A paddy wagon. 6 A truck, or lorry. 7 (context Ireland slang dated derogatory English) (non-gloss definition: A derogatory term for a woman); bitch; slapper; cow. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To transport by means of a wagon. 2 (context intransitive English) To travel in a wagon.
n. any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor [syn: waggon]
a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major [syn: Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain]
a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting [syn: coaster wagon]
A wagon (also spelt waggon in British and Commonwealth English) is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle pulled by draught animals or on occasion by humans (see below), used for transporting goods, commodities, agricultural materials, supplies, and sometimes people. Wagons are distinguished from carts, which have two wheels, and from lighter four-wheeled vehicles primarily for carrying people, such as carriages.
Wagons are usually pulled by animals such as horses, mules or oxen. They may be pulled by one animal or by several, often in pairs or teams. However, there are examples of human propelled wagons, such as mining corfs.
A wagon was formerly often called a wain, hence one who builds or repairs wagons is a wainwright. More specifically, a wain is a type of horse- or oxen-drawn, load-carrying vehicle, used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people. A wagon or cart, usually four-wheeled; for example, a haywain. It normally has four wheels, but the term has now acquired slightly poetical connotations, so is not always used with technical correctness. However, a two-wheeled "haywain" would be a hay cart, as opposed to a carriage. "Wain" is also an archaic term for chariot. Wain can also be a verb, to carry or deliver, and has other meanings.
A wagon is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle.
Wagon may also refer to:
- Wagon (toy)
- Wagon (railroad), or freight car, a railroad car used for transporting freight
- Wagon (theater), a mobile platform upon which theatrical scenery is built
- Wagon (company), a British car parts company
- Wagon Mound, New Mexico, a village in Mora County
Station wagon, a type of automobile, and similar:
- Full-size van, passenger versions are sometimes called "wagons"
- Crossover SUV, the modern vehicle that has largely replaced minivans
- Yamatogoto or wagon, a Japanese musical instrument
Usage examples of "wagon".
While they worked, Lukien leaned against the wagon, absently watching the stars appear.
The long Aenean stride readily matched wagons bumping and groaning over roadless wrinkled hills.
Either that or they are going farther afield in the back of one of the wagons.
The two women disappeared behind the afterclap, the canvas screen at the back of the wagon, and Sarah called for the servants to bring the copper hip bath and buckets of hot water from the cooking fire.
She scrambled through the afterclap of her own wagon and, within a short while, emerged again.
Suddenly she cast aside the book and rushed to the afterclap of the wagon.
As they pressed deeper into Edinur, they began to pass entire families who were heading for the towns, perhaps Aldern, with all their possessions piled on wagons drawn by horses or bullocks.
Looking shoreward, Alec could make out wagons and riders moving along a coastal highroad.
Madame Alp and, so as not to be ogled for free by the gathered gawks, went to wait in the tent wagon, where she could be company for Magpie Maggie Hag, still enfeebled by her premonitions or whatever was ailing her.
After choosing the best horse for Angelina from the assortment of outlaw and church animals, Charlie divided what meager supplies remained from the wagon between that horse and his own.
At the bottom of the glass aquarium wagon, the octopus stretches over green rocks.
As he advanced into Thrace, the son of Theodemir found an inhospitable solitude, and his Gothic followers, with a heavy train of horses, of mules, and of wagons, were betrayed by their guides among the rocks and precipices of Mount Sondis, where he was assaulted by the arms and invectives of Theodoric the son of Triarius.
Two ox drawn wagons had come to the fort with spades and picks and as soon as the tools were unloaded ather Sarsfield commandeered the two vehicles so that the wounded could be carried to doctors and hospitals.
Uncle Henry, Aunty Em and Dorothy all squeezed up together on the front bench of the wagon.
She knew it from the stiff-backed way Aunty Em climbed down from the rickety wagon and from the way she folded up the hides, with a series of smart snaps, as if they were something rare and precious, to be protected.