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chariot

noun char·i·ot \ ˈcher-ē-ət , ˈcha-rē- \
|Updated on: 5 Jun 2018

Definition of chariot

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

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Origin and Etymology of chariot

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


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chariot

verb

Definition of chariot

charioted; charioting; chariots
: to drive or ride in or as if in a chariot
: to carry in or as if in a chariot

First Known Use of chariot

1550

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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CHARIOT Defined for English Language Learners

chariot

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

noun char·i·ot \ ˈcher-ē-ət \

Definition of chariot for Students

: 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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