Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A four-wheeled, usually horse-drawn vehicle with a large rectangular body, used for transporting loads.
  • n. A light automotive transport or delivery vehicle.
  • n. A station wagon.
  • n. A police patrol wagon.
  • n. A child's low, four-wheeled cart hauled by a long handle that governs the direction of the front wheels.
  • n. A small table or tray on wheels used for serving drinks or food: a dessert wagon.
  • n. The Big Dipper
  • n. Chiefly British An open railway freight car.
  • transitive v. To transport or undergo transportation by wagon.
  • idiom off the wagon Slang No longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
  • idiom on the wagon Slang Abstaining from alcoholic beverages.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads.
  • n. A child's riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
  • n. A station wagon (or SUV).
  • n. A paddy wagon.
  • n. A truck, or lorry.
  • n. A derogatory term for a woman; bitch; slapper; cow.
  • v. To transport by means of a wagon.
  • v. To travel in a wagon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A wheeled carriage; a vehicle on four wheels, and usually drawn by horses; especially, one used for carrying freight or merchandise.
  • n. A freight car on a railway.
  • n. A chariot.
  • n. The Dipper, or Charles's Wain.
  • transitive v. To transport in a wagon or wagons.
  • intransitive v. To wagon goods as a business.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A four-wheeled vehicle; a wain; specifically, a four-wheeled vehicle designed for the transport of heavy loads, or (of lighter build) for various purposes of business, as the delivery of goods purchased at a shop, or of express packages; loosely, such a vehicle, similar to the lighter business wagons, used for pleasure.
  • n. An open four-wheeled vehicle for the conveyance of goods on railways.
  • n. A chariot.
  • n. A tool for trimming the edges of gold-leaf to size for a book. It consists of a frame carrying four edges of cane for cutting the gold-leaf, which does not adhere to cane as it would to metal.
  • n. In mining, a car; a mine-car.
  • To transport, convey, or carry in a wagon: as, to wagon goods.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. van used by police to transport prisoners
  • n. any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
  • n. a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
  • n. a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
  • n. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

Etymologies

Middle English waggin, from Middle Dutch wagen.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Dutch wagen, waghen, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz. Compare wain. (Wiktionary)

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