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See Auriga.


The driver of a chariot.
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(Historical Terms) the driver of a chariot
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(ˌtʃær i əˈtɪər)

1. a chariot driver.
2. (cap.) the constellation Auriga.
[1300–50; < Middle French charetier < Old French charete cart]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.charioteer - the driver of a chariotcharioteer - the driver of a chariot    
driver - someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
2.charioteer - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphereCharioteer - a conspicuous constellation in the northern hemisphere; between Great Bear and Orion at edge of Milky Way
Capella - the brightest star in Auriga
Epsilon Aurigae - the largest known star
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[ˌtʃærɪəˈtɪəʳ] Nauriga m
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[ˌtʃærɪəˈtiər] nconducteur m de char
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nWagenlenker m
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[ˌtʃærɪəˈtɪəʳ] nauriga m
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(ˈtʃӕriət) noun
a two-wheeled vehicle used in ancient warfare or racing.
charioˈteer noun
a chariot driver.
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"It is then that the charioteer arose, and he put on his hero's dress of charioteering.
The charioteer took first then his helm, ridged like a board, four-cornered.
They alone will visit Athens and Delphi, and either shrine of intellectual song--that upon the Acropolis, encircled by blue seas; that under Parnassus, where the eagles build and the bronze charioteer drives undismayed towards infinity.
There was an habitual upward look about the head of this gentleman, as if dissatisfied with its natural proximity to the earth; and the expression of his countenance was that of busy care, He was the charioteer, and he guided the mettled animals along the precipice with a fearless eye and a steady hand, Immediately behind him, with his face toward the other two, was a tall figure, to whose appearance not even the duplicate overcoats which he wore, aided by the corner of a horse-blanket, could give the appearance of strength.
By this time the gentleman in the front seat, who had been addressed as Monsieur Le Quoi, had arisen with some difficulty, owing to the impediment of his overcoats, and steadying himself by placing one hand on the stool of the charioteer, with the other he removed his cap, and bowing politely to the Judge and profoundly to Elizabeth, he paid his compliments.
The soul of man is likened to a charioteer and two steeds, one mortal, the other immortal.
So it was decided; and the charioteer, already somewhat mollified, turned aside his horse to the right.
The rest of her children were by Cretheus, namely, Aeson, Pheres, and Amythaon, who was a mighty warrior and charioteer.
to the Shield of Heracles: But Apollonius of Rhodes says that it (the "Shield of Heracles") is Hesiod's both from the general character of the work and from the fact that in the "Catalogue" we again find Iolaus as charioteer of Heracles.
Then, lady,--thou shalt hear the very truth-- As I drew near the triple-branching roads, A herald met me and a man who sat In a car drawn by colts--as in thy tale-- The man in front and the old man himself Threatened to thrust me rudely from the path, Then jostled by the charioteer in wrath I struck him, and the old man, seeing this, Watched till I passed and from his car brought down Full on my head the double-pointed goad.
But a milk cart rattled noisily across the distant perspective; a butcher boy, driving with the noble recklessness of a charioteer at Olympic Games, dashed round the corner sitting high above a pair of red wheels.
King Mercury gave it to Pelops, the mighty charioteer, and Pelops to Atreus, shepherd of his people.