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wagon

noun wag·on \ ˈwa-gən \
Updated on: 10 Nov 2017

Definition of wagon

1 a : a usually four-wheeled vehicle for transporting bulky commodities and drawn originally by animals
b : a lighter typically horse-drawn vehicle for transporting goods or passengers
2 British : a railway freight car
3 : a low four-wheeled vehicle with an open rectangular body and a retroflex tongue made for the play or use of a child
4 : a small wheeled table used for the service of a dining room
  • the dessert wagon
5 : a delivery truck
  • a milk wagon
off the wagon
: in or into a state of no longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages
  • fell off the wagon
on the wagon
: in or into a state of abstaining from alcoholic beverages

Examples of wagon in a Sentence

  1. Pioneers crossed the American Midwest in wagons.

  2. He pulled his stuffed animals around in a little red wagon.

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Origin and Etymology of wagon

Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch — more at wain

wagon Synonyms


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wagon

verb

Definition of wagon

intransitive verb
: to travel or transport goods by wagon
transitive verb
: to transport (goods) by wagon

Recent Examples of wagon from the Web

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First Known Use of wagon

1606



WAGON Defined for English Language Learners

wagon

noun

Definition of wagon for English Language Learners

  • : a vehicle with four wheels that is used for carrying heavy loads or passengers and that is usually pulled by animals (such as horses)

  • : a small, low vehicle with four wheels that children play with

  • : a railway car that carries goods


WAGON Defined for Kids

wagon

noun wag·on \ ˈwa-gən \

Definition of wagon for Students

: a vehicle having four wheels and used for carrying goods


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