Definitions for wagonˈwæg ən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

wag•onˈwæg ən(n.)

  1. any of various kinds of four-wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child's toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc.

    Category: Transportation

  2. Category: Transportation, Informal

    Ref: Informal. station wagon.

  3. a patrol wagon.

  4. (v.t.)to transport or convey by wagon.

  5. (v.i.)to proceed or haul goods by wagon.

Idioms for wagon:

  1. fix someone's wagon,Informal. to get even with or punish someone.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. off the wagon,Informal. again drinking alcoholic beverages after a period of abstinence.

    Category: Idiom

  3. on the wagon,Informal. currently abstaining from alcoholic beverages.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of wagon:

1505–15; < D wagen, c. OE wægnwain

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wagon, waggon(noun)

    any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor

  2. police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon, black Maria(noun)

    van used by police to transport prisoners

  3. Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon(noun)

    a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

  4. wagon, coaster wagon(noun)

    a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting

  5. beach wagon, station wagon, wagon, estate car, beach waggon, station waggon, waggon(noun)

    a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. wagon(noun)ˈwæg ən

    a vehicle, used in the past, pulled by horses to carry people and their possessions

    a covered wagon

  2. wagonˈwæg ən

    a rectangular container with wheels that a child pulls

    ***a boy pulling a red wagon


  1. wagon(Noun)

    A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.

  2. wagon(Noun)

    A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.

  3. wagon(Noun)

    A station wagon (or SUV).

  4. wagon(Noun)

    A paddy wagon.

  5. wagon(Noun)

    A truck, or lorry.

  6. wagon(Noun)

    ; bitch; slapper; cow.

  7. wagon(Verb)

    To transport by means of a wagon.

  8. wagon(Verb)

    To travel in a wagon.

  9. Origin: From wagen, waghen, from wagnaz. Compare wain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wagon(noun)

    a wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise

  2. Wagon(noun)

    a freight car on a railway

  3. Wagon(noun)

    a chariot

  4. Wagon(noun)

    the Dipper, or Charles's Wain

  5. Wagon(verb)

    to transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city

  6. Wagon(verb)

    to wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs


  1. Wagon

    A wagon is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle pulled by draught animals, 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 pulled by animals such as horses, mules or oxen. They may be pulled by one animal or by several, often in pairs or teams. A wagon was formerly often called a wain, hence one who builds or repairs wagons is a wainwright. A person who drives wagons is called a "waggoner", a "teamster", a "bullocky", a "muleskinner", or simply a "driver".

Anagrams of wagon

  1. wonga

  2. gowan

Translations for wagon

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a railway carriage

The last two coaches of the train were derailed.

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