Definitions

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

  • noun An ancient horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used in war, races, and processions.
  • noun A light four-wheeled carriage used for occasions of ceremony or for pleasure.
  • transitive & intransitive verb To convey or ride in a chariot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A two-wheeled car or vehicle, used in various forms by the ancients in war, in processions, and for racing, as well as in social and private life.
  • noun In modern times: A somewhat indefinite name for a more or less stately four-wheeled carriage.
  • noun A pleasure-carriage, of different forms.
  • To convey in a chariot.
  • To ride in a chariot.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Antiq.) A two-wheeled car or vehicle for war, racing, state processions, etc.
  • noun A four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage, having one seat.
  • transitive verb To convey in a chariot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle, used in Bronze Age and Early Iron Age warfare
  • noun a light four-wheeled carriage used for ceremonial or pleasure purposes

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb ride in a chariot
  • noun a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
  • verb transport in a chariot
  • noun a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English, vehicle, from Old French, from char, cart, from Latin carrus, of Celtic origin; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French chariot, from char ("cart"), from Latin carrus ("waggon").

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