wagon
I. noun Etymology: Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch — more at wain Date: 15th century 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 c. paddy wagon 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
>
6. station wagon II. verb Date: 1606 intransitive verb to travel or transport goods by wagon transitive verb to transport (goods) by wagon

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  • wagon — [ vagɔ̃ ] n. m. • 1829; « chariot de transport de houille » 1780; mot angl. 1 ♦ Véhicule sur rails, tiré par une locomotive; voiture d un train aménagée pour le transport des marchandises, des bestiaux... Wagon de marchandises, à bagages, à… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wagon- — ⇒WAGON , élém. de compos. Élém. entrant dans la constr. de subst. masc. du vocab. des ch. de fer; le 2e élém. est un subst.; les mots constr. désignent une voiture spécialement aménagée ou un type de wagon de marchandises. A. [Les mots constr.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • wagon — [wag′ən] n. [Du wagen < PGmc * wagna : see WAIN] 1. any of various types of four wheeled vehicles; specif., a) a horse drawn vehicle for hauling heavy loads b) a small cart pulled or steered by means of a pole handle and used by children in… …   English World dictionary

  • Wagon — Wag on, n. [D. wagen. [root]136. See {Wain}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States, light… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wagon — (n.) 1520s, from M.Du. wagen, waghen, from P.Gmc. *wagnaz (Cf. O.E. wægn, Mod.Eng. wain, O.S., O.H.G. wagan, O.N. vagn, O.Fris. wein, Ger. Wagen), from PIE *woghnos, from *wegh to carry, to move (Cf. Skt. vahanam …   Etymology dictionary

  • wagon — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż I, D. u, Mc. wagonnie {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} pojazd torowy lub linowy służący do przewozu osób lub ładunków : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Wagon kolejowy, tramwajowy. Wagon sypialny, restauracyjny. <fr. z ang.> {{/stl 10}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • wagon — (Brit. also waggon) ► NOUN 1) a vehicle, especially a horse drawn one, for transporting goods. 2) Brit. a railway freight vehicle; a truck. 3) chiefly N. Amer. a wheeled cart or hut used as a food stall. ● on the wagon Cf. ↑on the wagon …   English terms dictionary

  • Wagon — Wag on, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Wagoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wagoning}.] To transport in a wagon or wagons; as, goods are wagoned from city to city. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon — Wag on, v. i. To wagon goods as a business; as, the man wagons between Philadelphia and its suburbs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wagon — Assez courant dans le Nord Pas de Calais et en Belgique (variante : Waghon), attesté depuis le début du XIIIe siècle, pourrait être le cas régime du nom de personne germanique Wago. Autre possibilité : terme désignant un Gascon, sachant que les… …   Noms de famille

  • wagōn — *wagōn germ., schwach. Verb: nhd. bewegen; ne. move (Verb); Rekontruktionsbasis: an., ae., as., ahd.; Etymologie: idg. *u̯eg̑ʰ , Verb …   Germanisches Wörterbuch

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