Definition of wain in English:


Line breaks: wain
Pronunciation: /weɪn


  • 1A wagon or cart.
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    • Out of the East men were moving endlessly: swordsmen, spearmen, bowmen upon horses, chariots of chieftains and laden wains.
    • At times, the road was little more than a narrow trail, and loaded wains had great difficulty passing through these bottlenecks, having to smash their way through dense underbrush.
    • You would have heard the marching feet of soldiers then, and the rumble of hooves and the creak of the wheels of wains.
  • 1.1 (the Wain) short for Charles's Wain.


Old English wæg(e)n, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wagen and German Wagen, also to way and weigh1.

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