What does chariot mean?

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ˈtʃær i ətchar·i·ot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chariotnoun

    a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage

  2. chariotverb

    a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome

  3. chariotverb

    transport in a chariot

  4. chariotverb

    ride in a chariot

Wiktionary

  1. chariotnoun

    a two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle, used in Bronze Age and Early Iron Age warfare

    Etymology: From char, from carrus.

  2. chariotnoun

    a light four-wheeled carriage used for ceremonial or pleasure purposes

    Etymology: From char, from carrus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chariotnoun

    a two-wheeled car or vehicle for war, racing, state processions, etc

    Etymology: [F. Chariot, from char car. See Car.]

  2. Chariotnoun

    a four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage, having one seat

    Etymology: [F. Chariot, from char car. See Car.]

  3. Chariotverb

    to convey in a chariot

    Etymology: [F. Chariot, from char car. See Car.]

Freebase

  1. Chariot

    The chariot is a type of carriage using animals to provide rapid motive power. Chariots were used for war as "battle taxis" and mobile archery platforms, as well as more peaceable pursuits such as hunting or racing for sport, and as a chief vehicle of many ancient peoples, when speed of travel was desired rather than how much weight could be carried. The original chariot was a fast, light, open, two-wheeled conveyance drawn by two or more horses that were hitched side by side. The car was little more than a floor with a waist-high semicircular guard in front. The chariot, driven by a charioteer, was used for ancient warfare during the bronze and the iron ages. Armor was limited to a shield. The vehicle was used for travel, in processions, games, and races after it had been superseded by other vehicles for military purposes. The word "chariot" comes from Latin carrus, which was a loan from Gaulish. A chariot of war or of triumph was called a car. In ancient Rome and other ancient Mediterranean countries a biga required two horses, a triga three, and a quadriga required four horses abreast. Obsolete terms for chariot include chair, charet and wain. The critical invention that allowed the construction of light, horse-drawn chariots for use in battle was the spoked wheel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chariot

    char′i-ot, n. a four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage: a car used in ancient warfare: a light four-wheeled carriage with back-seats.—v.t. to carry in a chariot.—v.i. to ride in a chariot.—n. Charioteer′, one who drives a chariot.—v.t. and v.i. to drive or to ride in such. [Fr., dim. of char, a Car.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. chariot

    In antiquity, a war car or vehicle.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chariot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chariot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chariot in a Sentence

  1. Chris Stantis:

    The tombs with non-Egyptian burial customs were especially intriguing typically males buried with bronze weaponry in constructed tombs, without scarabs or other protective amulets like Egyptians would have been buried with, the most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot. This is both a foreign characteristic of burial style, but also suggestive of someone [with] very high status.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -- he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well. He has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.

  4. Andrew Schneider:

    Greetings on this most exceedingly beautiful spring morning. A morning swollen with new life, a morning on which, if I had the voice, I would let loose with song. It's hard to believe just a few short weeks ago we were eating our cornflakes in the wintery dark. Now, well it's still kind of dim out there, but I can see the golden glow of Apollo's chariot waiting in the wings, about to make its entrance. Winter's on the lam, no doubt.

  5. Chris Stantis:

    The most elite had equids of some sort (potentially donkeys) buried outside the tombs, often in pairs as though ready to pull a chariot. This is both a foreign characteristic of burial style, but also suggestive of someone [with] very high status.

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