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wagon Tweet Definition of wagon Like Definition of wagon on Facebook
noun
  1. A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
  2. A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pushed or pulled by human force.
  3. A child"s riding toy, four-wheeled and pulled or steered by a long handle in the front.
  4. (context, US, AU, slang) A station wagon.
  5. (slang) A paddy wagon.
  6. A truck, or lorry.
  7. (context, Ireland, slang) An immoral woman, slapper.
verb
  1. (transitive) To transport by means of a wagon.
  2. (intransitive) To travel in a wagon.
Wagoner Tweet Definition of Wagoner Like Definition of Wagoner on Facebook
proper noun
  1. the constellation Auriga
wain Tweet Definition of wain Like Definition of wain on Facebook
noun
  1. (archaic or literary) A wagon; A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
"The Hay Wain" is a famous painting by John Constable.
wane Tweet Definition of wane Like Definition of wane on Facebook
noun
  1. (astronomy) the waning moon; refers to that portion of the lunar revolution between full and new.
  1. Decline; failure; diminution; decrease; declension.
  2. An inequality in a board.
  3. (scot slang) a child :also wain,waine
verb (wan, ing)
  1. To be diminished; to decrease; -- contrasted with wax, and especially applied to the illuminated part of the moon.
  2. To decline; to fail; to sink.
  3. To cause to decrease. (webster)
wester Tweet Definition of wester Like Definition of wester on Facebook
noun
  1. A strong westerly wind.
verbto wester
  1. To move towards the west
whistler Tweet Definition of whistler Like Definition of whistler on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Whistler)
  1. someone or something that whistles
  2. the whistling marmot
  3. the goldeneye
  1. (physics) an audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning
white dwarf Tweet Definition of white dwarf Like Definition of white dwarf on Facebook
noun
  1. (star) A dying star of low or medium mass, more solid but less bright than the sun.
white hole Tweet Definition of white hole Like Definition of white hole on Facebook
noun
  1. (idiom) A theoretically possible but physically highly unlikely singularity which would emit matter and energy; the antithesis of a black hole.
winter solstice Tweet Definition of winter solstice Like Definition of winter solstice on Facebook
noun
  1. (Astronomy) The moment when the Earth is in that point of its orbit where the northern or southern hemisphere is most inclined away from the sun.
  • Note: When it is Winter solstice in one hemisphere, it is summer solstice in the other.
wormhole Tweet Definition of wormhole Like Definition of wormhole on Facebook
noun
  1. a hole burrowed by a worm
    • 1593, w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, w:The Rape of Lucrece, The Rape of Lucrece
    • :To fill with worme-holes stately monuments.
      1. (physics) A hypothetical shortcut between distant parts of space, permitting faster-than-light travel and time travel.

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