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1. A four-wheeled, usually horse-drawn vehicle with a large rectangular body, used for transporting loads.
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.
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.]


(ˈwæɡən) or


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
(Automotive Engineering) (tr) to transport by wagon
[C16: from Dutch wagen wain]
ˈwagonless, ˈwaggonless adj


(ˈwæɡən) or


(Celestial Objects) the Wagon another name for the Plough


(ˈwæg ən)

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.
4. to transport or convey by wagon.
5. to proceed or haul goods by wagon.
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]


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
platforminis vagonas
furgonsplatformapreču vagonsrati
at/öküz arabasıyük/eşya vagonu


[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


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


(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)


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


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!



(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 ?
Will you take me out in the trotting wagon with Puck?
Across a long field that had been seeded for clover but that had produced only a dense crop of yellow mustard weeds, he could see the public highway along which went a wagon filled with berry pickers returning from the fields.
The wagon jolted on, carrying me I knew not whither.
The boys were dragging along the banquette a small "express wagon," which they had filled with blocks and sticks.
The only thing on wheels in the camp is a mule wagon, and the mules are packin' gravel from the river this afternoon," explained Dick Mattingly apologetically to Christie, "or we'd have toted--I mean carried--you and your baggage up to the shant--the--your house.
The man of root-beer came, in his neatly painted wagon, with a couple of dozen full bottles, to be exchanged for empty ones; the baker, with a lot of crackers which Hepzibah had ordered for her retail custom; the butcher, with a nice titbit which he fancied she would be eager to secure for Clifford.
Nay, his busy fancy already realized his hopes, and presented to him the blooming Katrina, with a whole family of children, mounted on the top of a wagon loaded with household trumpery, with pots and kettles dangling beneath; and he beheld himself bestriding a pacing mare, with a colt at her heels, setting out for Kentucky, Tennessee, --or the Lord knows where!
And then the farmer in Maine or California or Texas would buy this, at say twenty-five dollars a ton, and plant it with his corn; and for several days after the operation the fields would have a strong odor, and the farmer and his wagon and the very horses that had hauled it would all have it too.
There was a toy horse and wagon, a top, a ball,--memorials gathered with many a tear and many a heart-break
They seldom desisted early, but continued to run and insist--beside the wagon while they could, and behind it until they lost breath.
SO I started for town in the wagon, and when I was half-way I see a wagon coming, and sure enough it was Tom Sawyer, and I stopped and waited till he come along.
These were lifted into the back of the wagon, and a happier couple never drove along the country road than Rebecca and her companion.