chariot

noun
char·​i·​ot | \ ˈcher-ē-ət How to pronounce chariot (audio) , ˈcha-rē-\

Definition of chariot

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a light four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage
2 : a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle car of ancient times used also in processions and races

chariot

verb
charioted; charioting; chariots

Definition of chariot (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to drive or ride in or as if in a chariot

transitive verb

: to carry in or as if in a chariot

Examples of chariot in a Sentence

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Back in Statuary Hall, the clock on the chariot wheel ticks. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "An empty US Capitol after McCain’s death is sobering reminder that the clock is ticking," 28 Aug. 2018 More panels illustrate the evolution of transportation from a chariot to a locomotive. Carson Bear, USA TODAY, "Historic train stations converted into hotels," 1 May 2018 The chariot was a major feature of the military museum for over 30 years. Fox News, "Egypt moves last chariot of King Tut to new museum," 5 May 2018 The clock on the wheel of the chariot, positioned dead center above the doorway. Chad Pergram, Fox News, "An empty US Capitol after McCain’s death is sobering reminder that the clock is ticking," 28 Aug. 2018 Several of these companies have now become billion-dollar enterprises as their tiny 21st-century chariots have deployed to more than 100 cities, including Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, Chicago, and Miami. Umair Irfan, Vox, "The scooter stampede of 2018 is great news for urban transportation," 5 Dec. 2018 Jeff could use the same chariot to pull Johnny through the 112-mile bike ride and the marathon. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "How Tech Will Help This Inspiring Dad Carry His Son Through an Entire Ironman Triathlon," 4 May 2017 That four-door touring sedan, with its powerful engine and fantastic leather interior, made for an ideal chariot on our seven-day journey zig-zagging around France. Matt Hranek, Condé Nast Traveler, "Great Drives: Speeding Through the French Countryside in the Audi A8," 25 Sep. 2018 However, the team hopes to streamline Jeff's running with a second, lighter chariot for Jeff to push. Tim Newcomb, Popular Mechanics, "How Tech Will Help This Inspiring Dad Carry His Son Through an Entire Ironman Triathlon," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of chariot

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1550, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for chariot

Noun

Middle English, from Middle French, from Old French, from charrier to transport, from char vehicle, from Latin carrus — more at car

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chariot

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chariot

: a carriage with two wheels that was pulled by horses and was raced and used in battle in ancient times

chariot

noun
char·​i·​ot | \ ˈcher-ē-ət How to pronounce chariot (audio) \

Kids Definition of chariot

: a vehicle of ancient times that had two wheels, was pulled by horses, and was used in battle and in races and parades

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