Definitions for chariot
ˈtʃær i ətchar·i·ot
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a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome
transport in a chariot
ride in a chariot
a two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle, used in Bronze Age and Early Iron Age warfare
a light four-wheeled carriage used for ceremonial or pleasure purposes
Etymology: From char, from carrus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: car-rhod, Welch, a wheeled car; for it is known the Britons fought in such; charriot, Fr. carretta, Ital.
Thy grand captain Antony
Shall set thee on triumphant chariots, and
Put garlands on thy head. William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra.
He skims the liquid plains,
High on his chariot, and with loosen’d reins,
Majestick moves along. John Dryden, Æneid.
To convey in a chariot. This word is rarely used.
Etymology: from the noun.
An angel all in flames ascended
As in a firy column charioting
His godlike presence. John Milton, Agonistes.
A chariot is a type of cart driven by a charioteer, usually using horses to provide rapid motive power. The oldest known chariots have been found in burials of the Sintashta culture in modern-day Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia, dated to c. 2000 BCE. The critical invention that allowed the construction of light, horse-drawn chariots was the spoked wheel. The chariot was a fast, light, open, two-wheeled conveyance drawn by two or more horses that were hitched side by side, and was little more than a floor with a waist-high guard at the front and sides. It was initially used for ancient warfare during the Bronze and Iron Ages, but after its military capabilities had been superseded by light and heavy cavalries, chariots continued to be used for travel and transport, in processions, for games, and in races.
A chariot is a type of vehicle, typically two-wheeled and horse-drawn, used in ancient warfare and racing. It often carried a driver and an armed warrior. Historically, chariots have been significant in many civilizations as a form of transport or as a weapon.
a two-wheeled car or vehicle for war, racing, state processions, etc
a four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage, having one seat
to convey in a chariot
Etymology: [F. Chariot, from char car. See Car.]
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
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
In antiquity, a war car or vehicle.
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The numerical value of chariot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of chariot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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.
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.
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.
Let the stronger man give to the man whose need is greater let him gaze upon the lengthening path of life. For riches roll like the wheels of a chariot, turning from one to another.
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.
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- carrossa, carro, carruatgeCatalan, Valencian
- válečný vůzCzech
- возъOld Church Slavonic, Church Slavonic, Old Bulgarian
- Streitwagen, TriumphwagenGerman
- carruaje, carro, carretaSpanish
- char, charriotFrench
- biga, carrozza, cocchioItalian
- rota, pīlentum, quadrīgae, essedum, currūs, curriculumLatin
- charrete, biga, carruagemPortuguese
- car de luptă, bigăRomanian
- карета, колесницаRussian
- stridsvagn, häststridsvagnSwedish
- savaş arabasıTurkish
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