What does Wagon mean?

Definitions for Wagon
ˈwæg ənwag·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wagon, waggonnoun

    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 Marianoun

    van used by police to transport prisoners

  3. Big Dipper, Dipper, Plough, Charles's Wain, Wain, Wagonnoun

    a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

  4. wagon, coaster wagonnoun

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

  5. beach wagon, station wagon, wagon, estate car, beach waggon, station waggon, waggonnoun

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


  1. wagonnoun

    A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.

  2. wagonnoun

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

  3. wagonnoun

    A station wagon (or SUV).

  4. wagonnoun

    A paddy wagon.

  5. wagonnoun

    A truck, or lorry.

  6. wagonnoun

    ; bitch; slapper; cow.

  7. wagonverb

    To transport by means of a wagon.

  8. wagonverb

    To travel in a wagon.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wagonnoun

    Etymology: wœgen , Sax. waeghens, Dutch; vagn, Islandick.

    The Hungarian tents, were enclosed round with waggons, one chained to another. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    Waggons fraught with utensils of war. John Milton.

    Now fair Phœbus ’gan decline in haste,
    His weary waggon to the western vale. Edmund Spenser.

    Then to her waggon she betakes,
    And with her bears the witch. Edmund Spenser.

    O Proserpina,
    For the flowers now that frighted thou let’st fall
    From Dis’s waggon. William Shakespeare.

    Her waggon spokes made of long spinners legs;
    The cover, of the wings of grasshoppers. William Shakespeare.


  1. Wagon

    A wagon or waggon is a heavy four-wheeled vehicle pulled by draught animals or on occasion by humans, used for transporting goods, commodities, agricultural materials, supplies and sometimes people. Wagons are immediately distinguished from carts (which have two wheels) and from lighter four-wheeled vehicles primarily for carrying people, such as carriages. Animals such as horses, mules, or oxen usually pull wagons. One animal or several, often in pairs or teams may pull wagons. However, there are examples of human-propelled wagons, such as mining corfs. A wagon was formerly called a wain and one who builds or repairs wagons is a wainwright. More specifically, a wain is a type of horse- or oxen-drawn, load-carrying vehicle, used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people. A wagon or cart, usually four-wheeled; for example, a haywain, normally has four wheels, but the term has now acquired slightly poetical connotations, so is not always used with technical correctness. However, a two-wheeled "haywain" would be a hay cart, as opposed to a carriage. Wain is also an archaic term for a chariot. Wain can also be a verb, to carry or deliver, and has other meanings. Contemporary or modern animal-drawn wagons may be of metal instead of wood and have regular wheels with rubber tires instead of traditional wagon wheels. A person who drives wagons is called a "wagoner", a "teamster", a "bullocky" (Australia), a "muleteer", or simply a "driver".


  1. wagon

    A wagon is a type of vehicle, typically on four wheels, that is generally used for transporting goods, materials, or people. It is usually pulled by animals such as horses, mules, or oxen, and sometimes by human power. The structure of a wagon can vary, with some having seats and covered tops for passengers, and others designed with open, flatbed styles for carrying cargo. In modern times, the term wagon can also refer to a type of car known as a station wagon, which has an extended back area intended for carrying goods or several passengers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wagonnoun

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

  2. Wagonnoun

    a freight car on a railway

  3. Wagonnoun

    a chariot

  4. Wagonnoun

    the Dipper, or Charles's Wain

  5. Wagonverb

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

  6. Wagonverb

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

  7. Etymology: [D. wagen. 136. See Wain.]


  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".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wagon

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. wagon

    A vehicle for the conveyance of goods or passengers, is mounted on four wheels, but varies considerably in the construction of its other parts, according to the species of traffic in which it is employed. They are used by armies for the transportation of subsistence, other military stores, baggage, ammunition, sick and wounded. The following wagon has been adopted for use in the service of the U. S. army: The body to be straight, 3 feet 6 inches wide, 1 foot 9 inches deep, 9 feet 6 inches long at the bottom, and 10 feet at the top, sloping equally at each end, all in the clear or inside; the floor 9 feet 101⁄2 inches long, 3 feet 6 inches wide, and 71⁄8 inches thick. Top sides 6 inches wide, 71⁄8 inches thick, 10 feet 2 inches long on the bottom edge, sloping the same as the lower side boards. Six bows of good ash or oak, 2 inches wide, 1⁄2 inch thick, with three staples to confine the ridge-pole to its place; one ridge-pole 11 feet 3 inches long, 13⁄4 inches wide, 5⁄8 inch thick; seat-boards 3 feet 6 inches long, 1 foot wide, 7⁄8 inch thick to rest on top edge of sides on upright spiral springs, so arranged as to be used with or without the top sides; two plates 7 inches long, 11⁄2 inches wide, 3⁄4 inch thick, with two bolts in each, for the front wheels to strike against in turning the wagon. The tongue to be 10 feet 6 inches long, 4 inches wide, 21⁄4 inches deep at front end of hounds, 13⁄4 inches wide, and 21⁄4 inches deep at point or front end, and so arranged as to lift up the front end of it to hang within 2 feet 6 inches of the ground when the wagon is standing at rest on a level surface; front hounds 6 feet long, 21⁄4 inches deep, 31⁄2 inches wide over axle, and to retain that width to the back end of tongue; jaws of hounds 1 foot 6 inches long and 21⁄4 inches square at the front end. Axle-stock 4 feet 1⁄2 inch long, 31⁄2 inches wide, 31⁄4 inches deep. Hind hounds 4 feet 11 inches long, 21⁄4 inches deep, and 23⁄4 inches wide back, and 21⁄2 inches wide front; jaws 10 inches long and 4 inches wide at the end where they rest on coupling-pole. Coupling-pole 8 feet 9 inches long, 31⁄2 inches wide, 23⁄8 inches deep, with a rivet through front end. Wheels 3 feet 8 inches and 4 feet 8 inches high; sixteen spokes 2 inches wide and 2 inches thick at hub, and 2 inches wide and 11⁄2 inches thick at felloes; eight felloes 2 inches wide, 23⁄8 inches deep; hubs 9 inches diameter at flanges, 31⁄2 inches diameter at front, 4 inches diameter at back end, 12 inches long; tires 2 inches wide, 1⁄2 inch thick, fastened with 8 screw-bolts, one in each felloe. Distance from the centre of king-bolt hole to centre of back axle, 5 feet 91⁄2 inches; and from centre of king-bolt hole to the centre of bolt in jaw of hind hounds, 1 foot 10 inches; distance from the centre of hind axle to centre of bolt in jaw of hind hounds, 3 feet 111⁄2 inches, and from the centre of king-bolt to centre of slider 2 feet 21⁄2 inches; distance between the inside of front and hind standards, 5 feet 81⁄2 inches,—to receive the body, which is 5 feet 8 inches from outside to outside of cleats of sides. Weight of model wagon, 1325 pounds, complete, for four horses or mules. See Ordnance, Carriages for, Traveling Kitchen, and Traveling Forge.

Anagrams for Wagon »

  1. gowan

  2. wonga

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wagon in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wagon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Wagon in a Sentence

  1. Tim McGraw:

    When you think about this guy (who) takes off, and he’s going to go by himself in a wagon across uncharted territory with his wife, his daughter, a 5-year-old son and two other women, who thinks that they can do that?

  2. Marilyn Mosby:

    The manner of death deemed a homicide by the Maryland state medical examiner is believed to be the result of a fatal injury that occurred while Mr. Gray was unrestrained by a seat belt in the custody of the Baltimore Police Department wagon.

  3. John Wayne:

    I'll have you spread-eagled on a wagon wheel

  4. President Trump:

    When you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon. You see them thrown in rough.

  5. Special Agent Michael D. Leverock:

    So, if somebody's been bragging about this, somebody's seen this wagon, seen a generator and some folks who are talking about a tunnel, certainly give us a call.

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