Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

charioteer

[char-ee-uh-teer] /ˌtʃær i əˈtɪər/
noun
1.
a chariot driver.
2.
(initial capital letter) Astronomy. the constellation Auriga.
Origin of charioteer
1300-1350
1300-50; chariot + -eer; replacing Middle English charietere < Middle French charetier, equivalent to Old French charete cart (char car1 + -ete -ette) + -ier -eer
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for charioteer
Historical Examples
  • This equipment of the charioteer is shown on the bas-reliefs.

  • And let the figure be composite—a pair of winged horses and a charioteer.

    Phaedrus Plato
  • Now, Ion, will the charioteer or the physician be the better judge of the propriety of these lines?

    Ion Plato
  • The soul of man is likened to a charioteer and two steeds, one mortal, the other immortal.

    Meno Plato
  • Adroitly he leaped into the seat of the charioteer and seized the reins.

    Henry IV, Makers of History John S. C. Abbott
  • "I fancied you said something to me about being her Ladyship's charioteer," said Linton.

    Roland Cashel Charles James Lever
  • But sad grief darkened the mind of Hector, on account of his charioteer.

  • He is driven back by Apollo, but slays the charioteer of Hector, Cebriones.

  • Cuchulain could not make up his mind to go, but sent Laeg, his charioteer.

    The Book of Hallowe'en Ruth Edna Kelley
  • But then, being an heroic poem, had you not better call him a charioteer?

British Dictionary definitions for charioteer

charioteer

/ˌtʃærɪəˈtɪə/
noun
1.
the driver of a chariot
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for charioteer
n.

late 14c., from Old French charioteur, from charriot (see chariot). As a verb from 1802. Related: Charioteered; charioteering.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for charioteer

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for charioteer

0
15
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for charioteer