wagon

[ wag-uhn ]
/ ˈwæg ən /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to transport or convey by wagon.

verb (used without object)

to proceed or haul goods by wagon: It was strenuous to wagon up the hill.Also especially British, waggon.

Idioms

Origin of wagon

1505–15; < Dutch wagen; cognate with Old English wægn wain

SYNONYMS FOR wagon

Related forms

wag·on·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hitch your wagon to a star (1 of 2)

Wagon

Waggon

/ (ˈwæɡən) /

noun

the Wagon another name for the Plough

British Dictionary definitions for hitch your wagon to a star (2 of 2)

wagon

waggon

/ (ˈwæɡən) /

noun


verb

(tr) to transport by wagon

Derived Forms

wagonless or waggonless, adjective

Word Origin for wagon

C16: from Dutch wagen wain
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Culture definitions for hitch your wagon to a star

Hitch your wagon to a star

Aim high; hope for great things. This advice appears in the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson.


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Idioms and Phrases with hitch your wagon to a star

wagon

see fix someone's wagon; hitch one's wagon; on the bandwagon; on the wagon.


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