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Wain

 (wān)
n.
The Big Dipper.

wain

 (wān)
n. Archaic
A large open farm wagon.

[Middle English, from Old English wǣn, wægn; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.]

wain

(weɪn)
n
(Agriculture) chiefly poetic a farm wagon or cart
[Old English wægn; related to Old Frisian wein, Old Norse vagn]

Wain

(weɪn)
n
(Biography) John (Barrington). 1925–94, British novelist, poet, and critic. His novels include Hurry on Down (1953), Strike the Father Dead (1962), and Young Shoulders (1982)

wain

(weɪn)

n.
a farm wagon or cart.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wægn, wǣn, c. Middle Low German, Dutch wagen (see wagon), Old High German wagan, Old Norse vagn; akin to weigh]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Wain - English writer (1925-1994)
2.wain - a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa MajorWain - 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
3.wain - large open farm wagon
waggon, wagon - any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
Translations

wain

[weɪn] N (liter) → carro m
the Wain (Astron) → el Carro

wain

n (old)Wagen m; the Wain (Astron) → der Große Wagen
References in classic literature ?
It is in wain for a boy to attempt to hide himself from that young man.
Over the snow-covered roofs could be seen a decorated cross with chains, and above it the rising triangle of Charles's Wain with the yellowish light of Capella.
No little Gradgrind had ever known wonder on the subject, each little Gradgrind having at five years old dissected the Great Bear like a Professor Owen, and driven Charles's Wain like a locomotive engine-driver.
He never closed his eyes, but kept them fixed on the Pleiads, on late-setting Bootes, and on the Bear--which men also call the wain, and which turns round and round where it is, facing Orion, and alone never dipping into the stream of Oceanus--for Calypso had told him to keep this to his left.
He wrought the earth, the heavens, and the sea; the moon also at her full and the untiring sun, with all the signs that glorify the face of heaven--the Pleiads, the Hyads, huge Orion, and the Bear, which men also call the Wain and which turns round ever in one place, facing.
Along one side of the field the whole wain went, the arms of the mechanical reaper revolving slowly, till it passed down the hill quite out of sight.
The rogue got between me and the nearest French victual wain," muttered Sir Oliver, amid a fresh titter from those who were near enough to catch his words.
It is true he was seventy odd, that his scabbarded sword ceased at the hilt; but he represented the authority of the Sahiba, and loaded wains, chattering servants, calves, dogs, hens, and the like, fetched a wide compass by those parts.
With the number of tourists to Qatar increasing in a big way, the Wain app is a very handy one for the tourists to understand about the day to day events and major tourist destinations in the country," Dr Adnan Abu-Dayya, executive director and CEO, QMIC told Gulf Times .
Henyon said that after Wain makes an investment, it takes a board or advisory board seat on the company.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS, Michael Showalter, David Wain, Howard Bernstein, Jonathan Stern, Peter Principato; DIRECTOR, Wain; WRITERS, Showalter, Wain.
He wrote some of the Wain report - which was written by South Yorkshire Police to be submitted to the public inquiry into the disaster The court has heard that the report, which was submitted by the police to their lawyers but later edited, included a section on the events on the day of the disaster, much of which was written by Mr Bettison.