- 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.
- to convey in a chariot.
- 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
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And I looked and saw the chariot and horses, of which the voice had spoken.Philothea
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My uncle was going home, and it was delivered to him just as he stepped into his chariot.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
On the day after that there were chariot races in a wide place outside the walls.Buried Cities, Part 2
After making the wish, King Midas leaped into his chariot to return home.
As soon as his feet touched the chariot floor, it turned into solid gold.
- 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
C14: from Old French, augmentative of char car
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Word Origin and History for chariot
mid-14c., from Old French charriot "wagon" (13c.), augmentative of char "car," from Late Latin carrum "chariot" (see car).
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