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wagon

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noun wag·on \ˈwa-gən\

Simple Definition of wagon

  • : a vehicle with four wheels that is used for carrying heavy loads or passengers and that is usually pulled by animals (such as horses)

  • : a small, low vehicle with four wheels that children play with

  • : a railway car that carries goods

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of wagon

  1. 1 a :  a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn originally by animals b :  a lighter typically horse-drawn vehicle for transporting goods or passengers c :  paddy wagon

  2. 2 British :  a railway freight car

  3. 3 :  a low four-wheeled vehicle with an open rectangular body and a retroflex tongue made for the play or use of a child

  4. 4 :  a small wheeled table used for the service of a dining room <the dessert wagon>

  5. 5 :  a delivery truck <a milk wagon>

  6. 6 :  station wagon

off the wagon

  1. :  in or into a state of no longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages <fell off the wagon>

on the wagon

  1. :  in or into a state of abstaining from alcoholic beverages

Examples of wagon in a sentence

  1. Pioneers crossed the American Midwest in wagons.

  2. He pulled his stuffed animals around in a little red wagon.



Origin and Etymology of wagon

Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch — more at wain


First Known Use: 15th century


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wagon

verb wag·on

Definition of wagon

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to travel or transport goods by wagon

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to transport (goods) by wagon



1606

First Known Use of wagon

1606



WAGON Defined for Kids

wagon

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noun wag·on \ˈwa-gən\

Definition of wagon for Students

  1. :  a vehicle having four wheels and used for carrying goods





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