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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.]
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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)
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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]
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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
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Translations

wain

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

n (old)Wagen m; the Wain (Astron) → der Große Wagen
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References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
The complainant in the case, the deceased's widow Fauzia Ajmal, had previously stated that Wains and Virk had used their influence to get a decision in the favour of her rival parties regarding the transfer of the property of her late husband, Sheikh Ajmal.
Amin Wains, currently Officer on Special Duty with the federal government, and former SP CIA Umar Virk appeared before the court.
Probe into property settlement case; Wains complained to CM he was not heard
Wains said that they will implement a comprehensive standard operating procedure for the matches.