Origin of wain
Examples from the Web for wain
Wain, who reunites with co-writer Michael Showalter, penned the first script for They Came Together in 2001.Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler’s Ultimate Rom Com Spoof ‘They Came Together’|Sujay Kumar|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“He might be still in the house,” said Mr. Wain, ruminatively.Mike|P. G. Wodehouse
He went blissfully, as if on wings, and said: "Life travels to-day in the constellation of the wain, far away through the blue."Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2)|Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
Why he was so called was because he used to go over his opponent even as a wain would go over withered sticks.
He found stones for the hind wheels of the wain, unyoked the oxen and led them into the lew, out of the fury of the weather.Frey and His Wife|Maurice Henry Hewlett
What did she care for the progress of the hours, since the constellation of Charles's Wain showed her that it was past midnight?Arachne, Complete|Georg Ebers
British Dictionary definitions for wain (1 of 2)
Word Origin for wain
British Dictionary definitions for wain (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for wain
Old English wægn "wheeled vehicle," from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (see wagon). Largely fallen from use by c.1600, but kept alive by poets, who found it easier to rhyme on than wagon. As a name for the Big Dipper/Plough, it is from Old English (see Charles's Wain).