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Webster 1913 Edition


Wain

Wain

,
Noun.
[OE.
wain
, AS.
wægn
; akin to D. & G.
wagen
, OHG.
wagan
, Icel. & Sw.
vagn
, Dan.
vogn
, and E.
way
.
[GREEK]
[GREEK][GREEK][GREEK]. See
Way
,
Weigh
, and cf.
Wagon
.]
1.
A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods, produce, etc.; a wagon.
The wardens see nothing but a
wain
of hay.
Jeffrey.
Driving in ponderous
wains
their household goods to the seashore.
Longfellow.
2.
A chariot.
[Obs.]
The Wain
.
(Astron.)
See
Charles’s Wain
, in the Vocabulary.
Wain rope
,
a cart rope.
Shak.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wain

WAIN

,
Noun.
[See Wagon.]
1.
A wagon; a carriage for the transportation of goods on wheels.
2.
A constellation, Charles wain.

Definition 2021


wain

wain

See also: Wäin

English

Noun

An oil painting of a large steerable cart being drawn by two strong horses through a river.
An oil painting of a hay wain by John Constable

wain (plural wains)

  1. (archaic or literary) A wagon; a four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
    "The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
Quotations
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Translations

Etymology 2

Verb

wain (third-person singular simple present wains, present participle waining, simple past and past participle wained)

  1. Misspelling of wane.
    As the auto industry is waining away, the city is looking for something new.

Anagrams


Chuukese

Etymology

Borrowing from English wine.

Noun

wain

  1. wine

Japanese

Romanization

wain

  1. rōmaji reading of ワイン

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English wine.

Noun

wain

  1. wine

Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wai̯n/

Noun

wain

  1. Soft mutation of gwain.