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chariot

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noun char·i·ot \ˈcher-ē-ət, ˈcha-rē-\

Definition of chariot

  1. 1 :  a light four-wheeled pleasure or state carriage

  2. 2 :  a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle car of ancient times used also in processions and races

Origin and Etymology of chariot

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


First Known Use: 14th century


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chariot

verb char·i·ot

Definition of chariot

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to drive or ride in or as if in a chariot

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to carry in or as if in a chariot

1550

First Known Use of chariot

1550


CHARIOT Defined for English Language Learners

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chariot

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noun char·i·ot \ˈcher-ē-ət, ˈcha-rē-\

Definition of chariot for English Language Learners

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


CHARIOT Defined for Kids

chariot

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noun char·i·ot \ˈcher-ē-ət\

Definition of chariot for Students

  1. :  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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