American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large open farm wagon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, or for carrying corn, hay, etc.; a wagon or cart.
- n. Same as Charles's Wain.
- To carry; convey; fetch.
- n. A Middle English form of gain.
- n. archaic or literary A wagon; A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
- v. common misspelling of wane.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon.
- n. obsolete A chariot.
- n. large open farm wagon
- n. English writer (1925-1994)
- n. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
- Old English wæġn, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weǵʰ-. Cognate with Danish/Norwegian vogn, Dutch wagen, German Wagen, Frisian wein, Swedish vagn. Compare wagon. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English wǣn, wægn; see wegh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“Now on the wain was a tall, upright churn; as soon as Georgie had ended his speech, the lid of the churn began to clipper-clapper, and who should speak out of it but the boggart himself.”
“Bootes, and on the Bear -- which men also call the wain, and which turns round and round where it is, facing Orion, and alone never dipping into the stream of Oceanus -- for Calypso had told him to keep this to his left.”
“The construct crashed off in pursuit, and Kyrtian scrambled out from under the "wain" to take shelter, not under, but behind yet another behemoth.”
“The _bride-wain_, the wagon in which the bride was driven to her new home, gave its name to the weddings of any poor deserving couple, who drove a "wain" round the village, collecting small sums of money or articles of furniture towards their housekeeping.”
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