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

  • noun A four-wheeled, usually horse-drawn vehicle with a large rectangular body, used for transporting loads.
  • noun A light automotive transport or delivery vehicle.
  • noun A station wagon.
  • noun A police patrol wagon.
  • noun A child's low, four-wheeled cart hauled by a long handle that governs the direction of the front wheels.
  • noun A small table or tray on wheels used for serving drinks or food.
  • noun The Big Dipper
  • noun Chiefly British An open railway freight car.
  • transitive & intransitive verb To transport or undergo transportation by wagon.
  • idiom (off the wagon) No longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
  • idiom (on the wagon) Abstaining from alcoholic beverages.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A four-wheeled vehicle; a wain; specifically, a four-wheeled vehicle designed for the transport of heavy loads, or (of lighter build) for various purposes of business, as the delivery of goods purchased at a shop, or of express packages; loosely, such a vehicle, similar to the lighter business wagons, used for pleasure.
  • noun An open four-wheeled vehicle for the conveyance of goods on railways.
  • noun A chariot.
  • noun A tool for trimming the edges of gold-leaf to size for a book. It consists of a frame carrying four edges of cane for cutting the gold-leaf, which does not adhere to cane as it would to metal.
  • noun In mining, a car; a mine-car.
  • To transport, convey, or carry in a wagon: as, to wagon goods.

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

  • intransitive verb To wagon goods as a business.
  • transitive verb To transport in a wagon or wagons.
  • noun A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
  • noun engraving A freight car on a railway.
  • noun obsolete A chariot.
  • noun (Astron.) The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
  • noun See the Note under Boiler, 3.
  • noun (Arch.) a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; -- sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular.
  • noun 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.
  • noun a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.
  • noun (Arch.) See under 1st Vault.

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

  • noun A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
  • noun A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
  • noun US, Australia, slang A station wagon (or SUV).
  • noun slang A paddy wagon.
  • noun A truck, or lorry.
  • noun Ireland, slang, dated, derogatory A derogatory term for a woman; bitch; slapper; cow.
  • verb transitive To transport by means of a wagon.
  • verb intransitive To travel in a wagon.

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

  • noun van used by police to transport prisoners
  • noun any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
  • noun a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
  • noun a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
  • noun a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major


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

[Middle English waggin, from Middle Dutch wagen; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Dutch wagen, waghen, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz. Compare wain.



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