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char·i·ot

 (chăr′ē-ət)
n.
1. An ancient horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used in war, races, and processions.
2. A light four-wheeled carriage used for occasions of ceremony or for pleasure.
tr. & intr.v. chari·ot·ed, chari·ot·ing, chari·ots
To convey or ride in a chariot.

[Middle English, vehicle, from Old French, from char, cart, from Latin carrus, of Celtic origin; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

chariot

(ˈtʃærɪət)
n
1. (Automotive Engineering) a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc, in war, races, and processions
2. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
3. poetic any stately vehicle
[C14: from Old French, augmentative of char car]

char•i•ot

(ˈtʃær i ət)

n.
1. a light horse-drawn vehicle of the ancient world, usu. two-wheeled and carrying no more than two standing riders, employed in warfare, hunting, races, and processions.
2. a light four-wheeled carriage of the 18th century.
v.t.
3. to convey in a chariot.
v.i.
4. to ride in or drive a chariot.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French, =char car + -iot diminutive suffix]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chariot - a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriagechariot - a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
carriage, equipage, rig - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
2.chariot - a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
Verb1.chariot - transport in a chariot
carry, transport - move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; "You must carry your camping gear"; "carry the suitcases to the car"; "This train is carrying nuclear waste"; "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
2.chariot - ride in a chariot
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
Translations
مَرْكَبَةٌ حَرْبِيَّه، عَرَبَه
antický dvoukolový válečný vůzválečný vůz
stridsvogn
harci szekér
stríîsvagn
iškilmių vežimaskovos vežimas
kaujas rati
dvojkolesový voz
savaş arabası

chariot

[ˈtʃærɪət] Ncarro m (romano, de guerra etc)

chariot

[ˈtʃæriət] nchar m

chariot

nWagen m, → Streitwagen m (liter)

chariot

[ˈtʃærɪət] ncocchio, carro

chariot

(ˈtʃӕriət) noun
a two-wheeled vehicle used in ancient warfare or racing.
charioˈteer noun
a chariot driver.
References in classic literature ?
Therefore in chariot fighting, when ten or more chariots have been taken, those should be rewarded who took the first.
The body of the chariot was decorated on the outside with designs in clusters of sparkling emeralds, while inside it was lined with a green and gold satin, and the cushions of the seats were of green plush embroidered in gold with a crown, underneath which was a monogram.
Idaeus did not dare to bestride his brother's body, but sprang from the chariot and took to flight, or he would have shared his brother's fate; whereon Vulcan saved him by wrapping him in a cloud of darkness, that his old father might not be utterly overwhelmed with grief; but the son of Tydeus drove off with the horses, and bade his followers take them to the ships.
As the cavalcade took up the line of march in single file, Sola dragged me into an empty chariot and we proceeded with the procession toward the point by which I had entered the city the day before.
And standing upright within the chariot was a beautiful girl clothed in flowing robes of silver gauze and wearing a jeweled diadem upon her dainty head.
Their armour shone like a flame of blazing fire as they two stood in their car: their swift horses struck the earth and pawed it with their hoofs, and the dust rose like smoke about them, pounded by the chariot wheels and the horses' hoofs, while the well-made chariot and its rails rattled around them as the horses plunged.
And one day when the Princess was sitting by the wayside quite spent by her labor in the fields, she saw a golden chariot rolling down the King's Highway, and in it a person who could be none other than somebody's Fairy Godmother on her way to the Court.
And if Dawra should seem unwilling to lend Brown Bull, tell him that he may come with it himself, and that he shall receive here land equal to his own, a chariot worth thirty- six cows, and he shall have my friendship ever after.
The beasts were hung with jeweled trappings and saddlepads of gay silk, embroidered in fanciful designs with strings of diamonds, pearls, rubies, emeralds, and the countless unnamed jewels of Mars, while from each chariot rose a dozen standards from which streamers, flags, and pennons fluttered in the breeze.
High in the midst exalted as a God Th' Apostat in his Sun-bright Chariot sate Idol of Majestie Divine, enclos'd With Flaming Cherubim, and golden Shields; Then lighted from his gorgeous Throne, for now 'Twixt Host and Host but narrow space was left, A dreadful interval, and Front to Front Presented stood in terrible array Of hideous length: before the cloudie Van, On the rough edge of battel ere it joyn'd, SATAN with vast and haughtie strides advanc't, Came towring, armd in Adamant and Gold; ABDIEL that sight endur'd not, where he stood Among the mightiest, bent on highest deeds, And thus his own undaunted heart explores.
Too much frightened to run away, she stood straining her eyes into this wonderful cavity, and soon saw a team of four sable horses, snorting smoke out of their nostrils, and tearing their way out of the earth with a splendid golden chariot whirling at their heels.
The chariot was drawn on this occasion by the Cowardly Lion and the Hungry Tiger, who were decorated with immense pink and blue bows.