any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
police van, police wagon, paddy wagon, patrol wagon, wagon, black Maria(noun)
van used by police to transport prisoners
Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagon(noun)
a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
wagon, coaster wagon(noun)
a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
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
A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
A station wagon (or SUV).
A paddy wagon.
A truck, or lorry.
; bitch; slapper; cow.
To transport by means of a wagon.
To travel in a wagon.
Origin: From wagen, waghen, from wagnaz. Compare wain.
a wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise
a freight car on a railway
the Dipper, or Charles's Wain
to transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city
to wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs
Origin: [D. wagen. 136. See Wain.]
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".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Waggon, wag′un, n. a four-wheeled vehicle for carrying heavy goods: (Shak.) a chariot.—v.t. to transport by wagon.—ns. Wag′onage, money, paid for conveyance by wagon; Wag′on-box, -bed, the carrying part of a wagon; Wag′oner, Wag′goner, one who conducts a wagon: (Shak.) a charioteer: (Spens.) the constellation Auriga; Wagonette′, a kind of open carriage built to carry six or eight persons, with one or two seats crosswise in front, and two back seats arranged lengthwise and facing inwards; Wag′onful, as much as a wagon will hold; Wag′on-load, the load carried by a wagon: a great amount; Wag′on-lock, a kind of iron shoe which is placed on the rear-wheel of a wagon to retard motion in going downhill; Wag′on-train, the machines used by an army for the conveyance of ammunition, provisions, sick, &c.; Wag′on-wright, a maker of wagons. [Dut. wagen; A.S. wægn, Eng., wain.] Wagtail, wag′tāl, n. any bird of the family Motacillidæ, so named from their constant wagging of the tail—the pipits or titlarks, &c.: (Shak.) a pert person.
The numerical value of wagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of wagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Hitch your wagon to a star.
I'll have you spread-eagled on a wagon wheel
If I'm the officer in the wagon, if the guy's hurt, I'm not taking him.
He's a real loser. He moved into a new neighborhood and got run over by the Welcome Wagon.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs -- jolted by every pebble in the road.
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