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

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun So the heavily landscaped centerfield served as a driving park for the chariot racing and steeplechases that were common in that period. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Wild, weird and historic: The Kentucky Derby infield has served as a sign of the times," 27 Apr. 2021 In his 40-year career as a set-builder, Paul, 62, has fashioned all sorts of things, from Tamburlaine’s chariot to Victorian pushcarts. Washington Post, "A replica of the world’s first atom bomb sits on a shelf in a Maryland thrift shop," 6 Apr. 2021 And then her real chariot arrives: Dad, who brought Diane. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, "Made for Love Recap: Ride or Die," 1 Apr. 2021 While chariots for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been previously found at Pompeii, officials said the new find is the first ceremonial chariot unearthed in its entirety. Colleen Barry, Anchorage Daily News, "Archaeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii buried in ash for 2,000 years," 1 Mar. 2021 An enslaved Judean prince meets his Roman betrayer, a former friend, in a chariot race. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week: ‘An American in Paris’; ‘Ben-Hur’," 26 Mar. 2021 While chariots for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been previously found at Pompeii, officials said the new find is the first ceremonial chariot unearthed in its entirety. Colleen Barry, Anchorage Daily News, "Archaeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii buried in ash for 2,000 years," 1 Mar. 2021 While chariots for daily life or the transport of agricultural products have been previously found at Pompeii, officials said the new find is the first ceremonial chariot unearthed in its entirety. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Archeologists find intact ceremonial chariot near Pompeii," 27 Feb. 2021 The discovery of a four-wheeled chariot suggests that Pompeii might have had a type of luxury limo service. CNN, "CNN 10 - March 3, 2021," 2 Mar. 2021

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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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The first known use of chariot was in the 14th century

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10 May 2021

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“Chariot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chariot. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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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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