wagon

(redirected from waggons)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

wag·on

 (wăg′ən)
n.
1. A four-wheeled, usually horse-drawn vehicle with a large rectangular body, used for transporting loads.
2.
a. A light automotive transport or delivery vehicle.
b. A station wagon.
c. A police patrol wagon.
3. A child's low, four-wheeled cart hauled by a long handle that governs the direction of the front wheels.
4. A small table or tray on wheels used for serving drinks or food: a dessert wagon.
5. Wagon The Big Dipper
6. Chiefly British An open railway freight car.
tr. & intr.v. wag·oned, wag·on·ing, wag·ons
To transport or undergo transportation by wagon.
Idioms:
off the wagon Slang
1. No longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
2. No longer persevering with some other program requiring self-discipline, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.
on the wagon Slang
1. Abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
2. Persevering with some other program requiring self-discipline, such as losing weight or quitting smoking.

[Middle English waggin, from Middle Dutch wagen; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

wagon

(ˈwæɡən) or

waggon

n
1. (Automotive Engineering) any of various types of wheeled vehicles, ranging from carts to lorries, esp a vehicle with four wheels drawn by a horse, tractor, etc, and used for carrying crops, heavy loads, etc
2. (Railways) Brit a railway freight truck, esp an open one
3. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian a child's four-wheeled cart
4. (Automotive Engineering) US and Canadian a police van for transporting prisoners and those arrested
5. (Automotive Engineering) chiefly US and Canadian See station wagon
6. (Automotive Engineering) an obsolete word for chariot
7. (Brewing) off the wagon informal no longer abstaining from alcoholic drinks
8. (Brewing) on the wagon informal abstaining from alcoholic drinks
vb
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) to transport by wagon
[C16: from Dutch wagen wain]
ˈwagonless, ˈwaggonless adj

Wagon

(ˈwæɡən) or

Waggon

n
(Celestial Objects) the Wagon another name for the Plough

wag•on

(ˈwæg ən)

n.
1. any of various kinds of four-wheeled vehicles designed to be pulled or having its own motor and ranging from a child's toy to a commercial vehicle for the transport of heavy loads, delivery, etc.
2. Informal. station wagon.
3. a patrol wagon.
v.t.
4. to transport or convey by wagon.
v.i.
5. to proceed or haul goods by wagon.
Idioms:
1. fix someone's wagon, Informal. to get even with or punish someone.
2. off the wagon, Informal. again drinking alcoholic beverages after a period of abstinence.
3. on the wagon, Informal. currently abstaining from alcoholic beverages.
[1505–15; < Dutch wagen, c. Old English wægn wain]

carriage

cartruckwagon
1. 'carriage'

Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.

In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.

The man left his seat by the window and crossed the carriage to where I was sitting.
2. 'car'

In American English, these sections are called cars.

In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.

3. 'truck' and 'wagon'

In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.

...a long truck loaded with bricks.

In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.

The train, carrying loaded containers on flatcars, was 1.2 miles long.
...the nation's third-largest railroad freight car maker.

In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.

The pesticides ended up at several sites, almost half of them in railway wagons at Bajza station.

In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.

A long train of boxcars, its whistle hooting mournfully, rolled into town from the west.

A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractorwagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
bandwagon - a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band; "the gaudy bandwagon led the circus parade"
cart - a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
chuck wagon - a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys)
Conestoga, Conestoga wagon, covered wagon, prairie schooner, prairie wagon - a large wagon with broad wheels and an arched canvas top; used by the United States pioneers to cross the prairies in the 19th century
ice wagon, ice-wagon - (formerly) a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door
lorry - a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides
milk wagon, milkwagon - wagon for delivering milk
tramcar, tram - a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine; "a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine"
wagon wheel - a wheel of a wagon
wain - large open farm wagon
water waggon, water wagon - a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime)
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
2.wagon - van used by police to transport prisonerswagon - van used by police to transport prisoners
van - a truck with an enclosed cargo space
3.wagon - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa MajorWagon - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
Great Bear, Ursa Major - a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star
4.wagon - a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coastingwagon - a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"
5.wagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seatwagon - a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
shooting brake - another name for a station wagon
tailboard, tailgate - a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading
Translations
godsvognvogn
szekér
vagnvöruflutningavagn
platforminis vagonas
furgonsplatformapreču vagonsrati
vagonvoz
at/öküz arabasıyük/eşya vagonu

wagon

[ˈwægən] N
1. (horse-drawn) → carro m; (= truck) → camión m (Brit) (Rail) → vagón m (US) (also station wagon) → furgoneta f, camioneta f (US) (= police van) → furgón m policial
to be on the wagonno beber
he decided to go on the wagonse resolvió a no beber
to hitch one's wagon to a starpicar muy alto
2. (also tea wagon) → carrito m

wagon

waggon [ˈwægən] (British) n
(= cart) → chariot m
(= part of train) → wagon m
on the wagon → au régime sec

wagon

n
(horse-drawn) → Fuhrwerk nt, → Wagen m; (= covered wagon)Planwagen m; (US: = delivery truck) → Lieferwagen m; (= child’s toy cart)Leiterwagen m; (= tea wagon etc)Wagen m; (US inf) (= police car)Streifenwagen m; (for transporting prisoners) → grüne Minna (inf); (Brit inf) (= car)Karre f (inf); (= lorry)Laster m (inf)
(Brit Rail) → Wag(g)on m
(inf) I’m on the wagonich trinke nichts; to go on the wagonunter die Abstinenzler gehen (inf)

wagon

:
wagonload
nWagenladung f; books/prisoners arrived by the wagonganze Wagenladungen von Büchern/Gefangenen kamen an
wagon train
nZug mvon Planwagen

wagon

waggon [ˈwægən] n (horse-drawn) → carro; (truck) → camion m inv (Rail) → vagone m merci inv; (trolley) → carrello
he's on the wagon again! (fam) → ha nuovamente smesso di bere!

wagon,

waggon

(ˈwӕgən) noun
1. a type of four-wheeled vehicle for carrying heavy loads. a hay wagon.
2. an open railway carriage for goods. a goods wagon.
References in classic literature ?
They were the preliminaries of the general removal, the passing of the empty waggons and teams to fetch the goods of the migrating families; for it was always by the vehicle of the farmer who required his services that the hired man was conveyed to his destination.
The day being the sixth of April, the Durbeyfield waggon met many other waggons with families on the summit of the load, which was built on a wellnigh unvarying principle, as peculiar, probably, to the rural labourer as the hexagon to the bee.
She bade her acquaintance goodbye--for the respective carters had now come out from the inn--and the two waggons resumed their journey in opposite directions; the vehicle whereon sat Marian, Izz, and the ploughman's family with whom they had thrown in their lot, being brightly painted, and drawn by three powerful horses with shining brass ornaments on their harness; while the waggon on which Mrs Durbeyfield and her family rode was a creaking erection that would scarcely bear the weight of the superincumbent load; one which had known no paint since it was made, and drawn by two horses only.
He heard the roar of the mob at the rear, and caught a glimpse of the helmeted police and the lurching meat waggons.
The crowd on the sidewalks and the teamsters on the locked waggons roared encouragement and their own delight.
The mob had broken through on one side the line of waggons, and was advancing, each segregated policeman the centre of a fighting group.
As the whirl of dust drew nearer to the solitary bluff upon which the two castaways were reposing, the canvas-covered tilts of waggons and the figures of armed horsemen began to show up through the haze, and the apparition revealed itself as being a great caravan upon its journey for the West.
One of them seized the little girl, and hoisted her upon his shoulder, while two others supported her gaunt companion, and assisted him towards the waggons.
Ask your father, therefore, to have a waggon and mules ready for us at daybreak, to take the rugs, robes, and girdles, and you can ride, too, which will be much pleasanter for you than walking, for the washing-cisterns are some way from the town.
Be off with you, and the men shall get you a good strong waggon with a body to it that will hold all your clothes.
He is to take such gifts with him as shall give satisfaction to Achilles, and he is to go alone, with no other Trojan, save only some honoured servant who may drive his mules and waggon, and bring back the body of him whom noble Achilles has slain.
You are to go alone, with no Trojan, save only some honoured servant who may drive your mules and waggon, and bring back to the city the body of him whom noble Achilles has slain.