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Webster 1913 Edition


Wagon

Wag′on

,
Noun.
[D.
wagen
. √136. See
Wain
.]
1.
A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
☞ In the United States, light wagons are used for the conveyance of persons and light commodities.
2.
A freight car on a railway.
[Eng.]
3.
A chariot
[Obs.]
Spenser.
4.
(Astron.)
The Dipper, or Charles’s Wain.
☞ This word and its compounds are often written with two g's (waggon, waggonage, etc.), chiefly in England. The forms wagon, wagonage, etc., are, however, etymologically preferable, and in the United States are almost universally used.
Wagon boiler
.
See the Note under
Boiler
, 3.
Wagon ceiling
(Arch.)
,
a semicircular, or wagon-headed, arch or ceiling; – sometimes used also of a ceiling whose section is polygonal instead of semicircular.
Wagon master
,
an officer or person in charge of one or more wagons, especially of those used for transporting freight, as the supplies of an army, and the like.
Wagon shoe
,
a skid, or shoe, for retarding the motion of a wagon wheel; a drag.
Wagon vault
.
(Arch.)
See under 1st
Vault
.

Wag′on

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Wagoned
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Wagoning
.]
To transport in a wagon or wagons;
as, goods are
wagoned
from city to city
.

Wag′on

,
Verb.
I.
To wagon goods as a business;
as, the man
wagons
between Philadelphia and its suburbs
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wagon

WAGON

, n.
1.
A vehicle moved on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; used for the transportation of heavy commodities. In America, light wagons are used for the conveyance of families, and for carrying light commodities to market, particulary a very light kind drawn by one horse.
2.
A chariot. [Not in use.]

WAGON

,
Verb.
T.
To transport in a wagon. Goods are wagoned from London to the interior.

WAGON

,
Verb.
I.
To practice the transportation of goods in a wagon. The man wagons between Philadelphia and Pittsburg.

Definition 2021


Wagon

Wagon

See also: wagon and wagōn

German

Noun

Wagon m (genitive Wagons, plural Wagons or Wagone)

  1. Alternative spelling of Waggon

wagon

wagon

See also: Wagon and wagōn

English

A horse-drawn, covered wagon.
A station wagon.

Alternative forms

Noun

wagon (plural wagons)

  1. A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
  2. A freight car on a railway.
  3. A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
  4. (US, Australia, slang) A station wagon (or SUV).
  5. (slang) A paddy wagon.
  6. A truck, or lorry.
  7. (Ireland, slang, dated, derogatory) A derogatory term for a woman; bitch; slapper; cow.
    • 1974, in Threshold, Issues 25–27, Lyric Players Theatre, page 96:
      “I’m not like that; I know what you mean but I’m not like that. When you said a field I nearly laughed because I was in a field last week with Ursula Brogan behind the football pitch. We followed Cissy Caffery there and two boys from the secondary. She’s a wagon. She did it with them one after the other, and we watched.”
    • 1990, Roddy Doyle, The Snapper, Penguin Group (1992), ISBN 978-0-14-017167-9:
      pages 30–31: —Don’t know. ——She hates us. It’s prob’ly cos Daddy called her a wagon at tha’ meetin’. ¶ Sharon laughed. She got out of bed. ¶ —He didn’t really call Miss O’Keefe a wagon, she told Tracy. —He was only messin’ with yeh.
    • 1998, Neville Thompson, Two Birds/One Stoned, Poolbeg:
      page 8: “Well **** yeh, yeh stuck-up little wagon.”

Translations

Derived terms

Descendants

Verb

wagon (third-person singular simple present wagons, present participle wagoning, simple past and past participle wagoned)

  1. (transitive) To transport by means of a wagon.
  2. (intransitive) To travel in a wagon.

See also

Anagrams


Dutch

wagon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): aˈɣɔn/

Etymology

From English waggon, from Dutch wagen. The pronunciation was likely influenced by French wagon, which was also borrowed from English.

Noun

wagon m (plural wagons, diminutive wagonnetje n)

  1. car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train)

French

wagon

Etymology

From English waggon, from Dutch wagen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /va.gɔ̃/
  • IPA(key): /wa.gɔ̃/ (Belgium)

Noun

wagon m (plural wagons)

  1. a railway carriage (note that the word voiture is preferred for passenger transport)

Japanese

Romanization

wagon

  1. rōmaji reading of わごん
  2. rōmaji reading of ワゴン

Old Saxon

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *wagōną.

Verb

wagon

  1. to sway

Polish

wagon

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈva.ɡɔn/

Noun

wagon m inan

  1. car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train)
  2. (colloquial) truckload

Declension