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chariot

[ char-ee-uht ]

noun

  1. a light, two-wheeled vehicle for one person, usually drawn by two horses and driven from a standing position, used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc., in warfare, racing, hunting, etc.
  2. a light, four-wheeled pleasure carriage.
  3. any stately carriage.
  4. Facetious. an automobile.


verb (used with object)

  1. to convey in a chariot.

verb (used without object)

  1. to ride in or drive a chariot.

chariot

/ ˈtʃærɪət /

noun

  1. a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used in ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, etc, in war, races, and processions
  2. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
  3. poetic.
    any stately vehicle


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Other Words From

  • chari·ot·like adjective
  • un·chari·ot verb (used with object)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chariot1

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, equivalent to char car 1 + -iot diminutive suffix
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Word History and Origins

Origin of chariot1

C14: from Old French, augmentative of char car
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Example Sentences

Interestingly enough, the Egyptians even went on to create state-funded stud farms and grazing grounds for horses that were needed for chariots.

He and all of the Jackass crew must sense the breeze of time’s winged chariot catching up with their naked butts.

From Time

Phaethon is the son of the sun-god Helios, who drives his blazing chariot across the sky every day.

From Time

It’s one thing to read about it but another to wonder whether the wide stones, so soft to the touch, were flattened by wheels of ancient chariots.

The blasted Trojan landscape — once-fertile farmland scarred by “chariot wheels and the tramp of marching feet,” a beach strewn with dead sea creatures — reminds us that the devastation we wreak on the Earth is by no means a modern phenomenon.

And a man who then demonstrated that a wheelchair can be a chariot.

Chestnut was last, carried on a yellow chariot through a sea of adoring fans.

"We'll have your triumphal chariot waiting outside to bring you back to your hotel tonight," the auctioneer joked.

The tattered outcast dozes on his bench while the chariot of the wealthy is drawn by.

Martini was on his mission to Vienna; but another valet was put into the chariot to support the Duke.

It was Ezechiel that saw the glorious vision, which was shewn him upon the chariot of cherubims.

Pretty well for "a cross between an Astley's chariot, a flying machine and a treadmill."

And Elam took the quiver, the chariot of the horseman, and the shield was taken down from the wall.

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