wagon

[ wag-uhn ]
/ ˈwæg ən /

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 one's wagon to a star (1 of 2)

Wagon

Waggon

/ (ˈwæɡən) /

noun

the Wagon another name for the Plough

British Dictionary definitions for hitch one's 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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Idioms and Phrases with hitch one's wagon to a star (1 of 2)

hitch one's wagon to a star


Aim high, as in Bill's hitching his wagon to a star—he plans to be a partner by age thirty. This metaphoric expression was invented by essayist Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1870.

Idioms and Phrases with hitch one's wagon to a star (2 of 2)

wagon


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

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