(initial capital letter) Astronomy. Charles's Wain. See Big Dipper.
a farm wagon or cart.

before 900; Middle English; Old English wægn, wǣn, cognate with Dutch wagen, German Wagen. See weigh1

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wain (weɪn)
poetic chiefly a farm wagon or cart
[Old English wægn; related to Old Frisian wein, Old Norse vagn]

Wain (weɪn)
John (Barrington). 1925--94, British novelist, poet, and critic. His novels include Hurry on Down (1953), Strike the Father Dead (1962), and Young Shoulders (1982)

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Word Origin & History

O.E. wægn "wheeled vehicle," from P.Gmc. *wagnaz (see wagon). Largely fallen from use by c.1600, but kept alive by poets, who found it easier to rhyme on than wagon. Wainwright "wagon-builder" is O.E. wægn-wyrhta.
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Example sentences
Net net, my faith in the market economy is unfortunately beginning to wain, while that of government enterprises is improving.
On returning from their bath, the wain and the oxen were strewn with fresh spring flowers.
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