English Online Dictionary. What means wagon? What does wagon mean?
Borrowed from Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch *wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (“wagon”), from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos (“wagon, primitive carriage”), from *weǵʰ- (“to transport”). Cognate with Danish vogn (“wagon”), German Wagen (“vehicle; wagon”), Saterland Frisian Woain (“wagon”), West Frisian wein (“wagon”), Swedish vagn (“wagon”). Doublet of wain (inherited from Old English wæġn) and related also to way, weigh.
Sense 9 (“woman of loose morals; obnoxious woman”) is probably a derogatory and jocular reference to a woman being “ridden”, that is, mounted for the purpose of sexual intercourse.
The verb is derived from the noun.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwæɡ(ə)n/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwæɡən/
- Rhymes: -æɡən
- Hyphenation: wa‧gon
wagon (plural wagons)
- A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads. [from late 15th c.]
- A four-wheeled child's riding toy, pulled or steered by a long handle attached to the front.
- An enclosed vehicle for carrying goods or people; (by extension) a lorry, a truck.
- An enclosed vehicle used as a movable dwelling; a caravan.
- Short for dinner wagon (“set of light shelves mounted on castors so that it can be pushed around a dining room and used for serving”).
- (slang) Short for paddy wagon (“police van for transporting prisoners”).
- (rail transport) A freight car on a railway.
- Synonym: goods wagon (Britain)
- (chiefly Australia, US, slang) Short for station wagon (“type of car in which the roof extends rearward to produce an enclosed area in the position of and serving the function of the boot (trunk)”); (by extension) a sport utility vehicle (SUV); any car.
- (Ireland, slang, derogatory, dated) A woman of loose morals, a promiscuous woman, a slapper; (by extension) a woman regarded as obnoxious; a bitch, a cow.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:promiscuous woman
- (mathematics) A kind of prefix used in de Bruijn notation.
- (slang) Buttocks.
- wagan, waghen (obsolete)
- waggon (Britain, dated)
- → Dutch: wagon
- → French: wagon (see there for further descendants)
- → German: Waggon
- → Japanese: わごん, ワゴン (wagon)
- → Polish: wagon
- → Spanish: vagón
wagon (third-person singular simple present wagons, present participle wagoning, simple past and past participle wagoned)
- (transitive, chiefly US) To load into a wagon in preparation for transportation; to transport by means of a wagon.
- (intransitive, chiefly US) To travel in a wagon.
- wagoning, waggoning (noun)
- wagon on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- wagon in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)
- Gowan, gowan, wango, wonga
- waggon (archaic)
Borrowed from English waggon, from Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch *wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz (“wagon”), from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos. The pronunciation was likely influenced by French wagon, which was also borrowed from English.
- IPA(key): /ʋaːˈɣɔn/
- Hyphenation: wa‧gon
- Rhymes: -ɔn
wagon m (plural wagons, diminutive wagonnetje n)
- A train car, a wagon (railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train).
- → Indonesian: wagon
From English waggon, from Dutch wagen.
- (Belgium) IPA(key): /wa.ɡɔ̃/
- (France, Switzerland) IPA(key): /va.ɡɔ̃/
wagon m (plural wagons)
- a railway carriage (note that the word voiture is preferred for passenger transport)
- → Czech: vagón
- → Italian: vagone
- → Khmer: វ៉ាហ្គុង (vaagong)
- → Lao: ວາກົງ (wā kong)
- → Portuguese: vagão
- → Russian: ваго́н (vagón) (see there for further descendants)
- → Serbo-Croatian:
- Cyrillic: ва̀го̄н
- Latin: vàgōn
- → Slovak: vagón
- → Slovene: vagon
- → Turkish: vagon
- “wagon” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
From Dutch wagon, from English waggon, from Dutch wagen, From Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos, from *weǵʰ-. Doublet of wahana.
- IPA(key): [ˈwaɡɔn], [ˈwaɡon]
- Hyphenation: wa‧gon
wagon (plural, first-person possessive wagonku, second-person possessive wagonmu, third-person possessive wagonnya)
- car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train).
- “wagon” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.
- Rōmaji transcription of わごん
- Rōmaji transcription of ワゴン
- -wagian (found in witharwagian (to flow back))
From Proto-Germanic *wagōną.
- to sway
From French wagon, from English waggon, from Dutch wagen, from Middle Dutch wagen, from Old Dutch *wagan, from Proto-Germanic *wagnaz, from Proto-Indo-European *woǵʰnos.
- IPA(key): /ˈva.ɡɔn/
wagon m inan
- (rail transportation) car (a railway carriage, a nonpowered unit in a railroad train)
- (colloquial) truckload