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WAGON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Wagon mean? 

WAGON (noun)
  The noun WAGON has 5 senses:

1. any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor
2. van used by police to transport prisoners
3. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
4. a child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting
5. a car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

  Familiarity information: WAGON used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


WAGON (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse or tractor

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

waggon; wagon

Hypernyms ("wagon" is a kind of...):

wheeled vehicle (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people)

Meronyms (parts of "wagon"):

axletree (a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve)

wagon wheel (a wheel of a wagon)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "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))

wain (large open farm wagon)

tram; tramcar (a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine)

milk wagon; milkwagon (wagon for delivering milk)

lorry (a large low horse-drawn wagon without sides)

ice wagon; ice-wagon ((formerly) a horse-drawn wagon that delivered ice door to door)

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)

chuck wagon (a wagon equipped with a cookstove and provisions (for cowboys))

cart (a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal)

bandwagon (a large ornate wagon for carrying a musical band)


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Meaning:

Van used by police to transport prisoners

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

black Maria; paddy wagon; patrol wagon; police van; police wagon; wagon

Hypernyms ("wagon" is a kind of...):

van (a truck with an enclosed cargo space)


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Meaning:

A group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Synonyms:

Plough; Charles's Wain; Big Dipper; Wain; Dipper; Wagon

Instance hypernyms:

asterism ((astronomy) a cluster of stars (or a small constellation))

Holonyms ("Wagon" is a part of...):

Great Bear; Ursa Major (a constellation outside the zodiac that rotates around the North Star)


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Meaning:

A child's four-wheeled toy cart sometimes used for coasting

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

coaster wagon; wagon

Hypernyms ("wagon" is a kind of...):

wheeled vehicle (a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people)


Sense 5wagon [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A car that has a long body and rear door with space behind rear seat

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

beach waggon; beach wagon; station waggon; station wagon; waggon; wagon

Hypernyms ("wagon" is a kind of...):

auto; automobile; car; machine; motorcar (a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine)

Meronyms (parts of "wagon"):

tailboard; tailgate (a gate at the rear of a vehicle; can be lowered for loading)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "wagon"):

estate car; shooting brake (another name for a station wagon)


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