[ char-ee-uh t ]
/ ˈtʃær i ət /


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.
a light, four-wheeled pleasure carriage.
any stately carriage.
Facetious. an automobile.

verb (used with object)

to convey in a chariot.

verb (used without object)

to ride in or drive a chariot.

Origin of chariot

1275–1325; Middle English < Middle French, Old French, equivalent to char car1 + -iot diminutive suffix

Related forms

char·i·ot·like, adjectiveun·char·i·ot, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for chariot


/ (ˈtʃærɪət) /


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

Word Origin for chariot

C14: from Old French, augmentative of char car
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