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Meaning of WAIN

Pronunciation:  weyn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  large open farm wagon
  2. [n]  a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
  3. [n]  English writer (1925-1994)
 

WAIN is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: Big Dipper, Charles's Wain, Dipper, John Barrington Wain, John Wain, Plough, Wagon
 
 See Also: asterism, author, Great Bear, Ursa Major, waggon, wagon, writer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wain\, n. [OE. wain, AS. w[ae]gn; akin to D. & G. wagen,
OHG. wagan, Icel. & Sw. vagn, Dan. vogn, and E. way. ????.
See {Way}, {Weigh}, and cf. {Wagon}.]
1. A four-wheeled vehicle for the transportation of goods,
   produce, etc.; a wagon.

         The wardens see nothing but a wain of hay.
                                               --Jeffrey.

         Driving in ponderous wains their household goods to
         the seashore.                         --Longfellow.

2. A chariot. [Obs.]

{The Wain}. (Astron.) See {Charles's Wain}, in the
   Vocabulary.

{Wain rope}, a cart rope. --Shak.

 

 

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