chariot

noun
char·i·ot | \ˈcher-ē-ət, 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

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One is a third-century Roman chariot scene, made from 60,000 little pieces of tile. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "Former Corktown bachelor pad is now a loft fit for the whole family," 14 July 2018 There are half-naked lovers, fishing cupids, chariots pulled by horse-size birds, elephants and ostriches and stags, mythological animals —and women in bikinis batting a ball. Alice Short, latimes.com, "Avoiding pain and finding only pleasure in Sicily," 27 May 2018 Its version includes narration by Jeremy Sams, and actress Antonia Christophers, daughter of Harry, pithily described the swans, grottos, and chariots that would have filled the stage. Zoë Madonna, BostonGlobe.com, "Handel and Haydn ‘Fairy Queen’ is delightful," 7 Apr. 2018 Rome protected its streets by limiting chariot traffic and put a daytime ban on commercial carts. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "All Roads Lead to Rome, Where Potholes Will Destroy Your Tires," 25 Mar. 2018 No nation’s weaponry matched a Hittite sword or chariot. Jonathan Schifman, Popular Mechanics, "The Entire History of Steel," 9 July 2018 Bike races, chariot races and block party with live music. Rasputin Todd, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: June 25-July 1," 25 June 2018 At the center of Trevi Fountain is the god of the sea, Oceanus, riding a chariot shaped like a shell and pulled by two seahorses. USA TODAY, "Beautiful views of Rome's iconic Trevi Fountain," 21 Apr. 2018 That hardly mattered because Foot was crushed under the wheels of Margaret Thatcher’s chariot in the general election of 1983. The Economist, "Jeremy Corbyn’s pacifist illusion," 19 Apr. 2018

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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 \

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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