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Wain is sometimes a misspelling of were.

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Definition of the noun wain

What does wain mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wains

  1. a group of seven bright stars in the constellation Ursa Major
  2. large open farm wagon
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic words: waggon / wagon = any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor

Alternative definition of the noun wain


  1. [archaic or literary] A wagon; A four-wheeled cart for hauling loads, usually pulled by horses or oxen.
  2. [context: paganism] A chariot used by the gods and goddesses or a symbolic cart used in rituals and shrines in Heathenry.

Definition of the verb wain

What does wain mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wained | waining | wains

  1. To lose strength or clarity.


Wain is a town in the district of Biberach in Baden-Württemberg in Germany.


  1. Wain: A wain is a type of horse- or oxen-drawn, load-carrying vehicle, used for agricultural purposes rather than transporting people. A wagon or cart, usually four wheeled. For example a haywain. It normally has four wheels but the term has now acquired slightly poetical connotations so is not always used with technical correctness. However, a two-wheeled 'haywain' would be a hay cart, as opposed to a carriage. "Wain" is also an archaic term for chariot. Wain can also be a verb, to carry or deliver, and has other meanings.
  2. WAIN is a radio station licensed to Columbia, Kentucky, USA.
  3. Wain a.k.a. Nabak Language: Nabak is a Papuan language spoken in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It's also known as Wain.

Phrases with Wain

  1. hay wain
  2. charles's wain
  3. john barrington wain

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Arthur's Wain is the Little Bear, to which Sir Walter Scott's epithet " slow " is peculiarly appropriate, because the nearer the heavenly bodies are to the pole the slower they appear to move. Scott's authority for the name was probably Joseph ...

Google previewA vindication of providence: or, A true estimate of human life. The third edition corrected (1729)

by Edward Young

THE Wain is a Beggar of Admiration. Begging is an unreputable Profesion ; but as we are dependent Beings, we must all be Beggars in fome Degree. The Scandal therefore ofthis Praćtice depends on two Things, the Charaćter of the Person ...

Google previewSermons on Several Important Subjects Connected with the Gospel of Christ (1837)

by Rev. Robert Lovett

Wain is the boast, “We be free born! — we were never in bondage to any man "- for “if the Son of God shall make you free, then,” and then only, “shall ye be free 14 CHRISTIAN LIBERTY. 209 bears witness to Jesus, the conscience is freed ...

Google previewThe Plays of William Shakspeare (1797)

Accurately Printed from the Text of Mr. Steevens's Last Edition with a Selection of the Most Important Notes by William Shakespeare

* Charles' wain is the vulgar name given to the constellation called the Bear.

Google previewCobbett's Political Register (1818)

Wain is the imagination of that man, who supposes, that these questions are to be avoided by the sticking of some delegate upon the hustings to say, “thus and thus saith Sir Francis.” A delegate will not easily be found, if it be recollected how ...

Google previewThe Holy Bible, Containing the Old and New Testaments (1827)

According to the Authorized Version

Wain is the praise of men: they extol a person one day, and insult him the next; they idolize and then execrate, perhaps without any other cause, than a change in a man's outward circumstances. Let us then be indifferent about human ...

Google previewPalgrave Dictionary of Public Order Policing, Protest and Political Violence (2014)

by P. Joyce, N. Wain

Wain. O. OCCUPY. MOVEMENT. The Occupy movement originated from the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. It is an international protest movement that uses direct action to further its demands. In America, the designation ...

Google previewWinston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia (1922)

A Comprehensive Reference Work by Thomas Edward Finegan

Wain. See. Bear. Cheat. Charleston (Charls'tun), a city and L-nanesion. scaport of fcouth Carolina, on a tongue of land formed by the confluence of the rivers Cooper and Ashley, which unite just below the city, and form a spacious and ...

Google previewDictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism (2009)

by A & C Black Publishers Ltd

an alcoholic drink made from the juice of fruit or flowers elderberry wine í verb to wine and dine someone to take someone out for an expensive dinner and drinks winebarwine bar /wain bɑ/ noun BARS a bar which serves wine, and usually ...

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I don't believe in paying for sex. Which is why I'll never again pay for a woman's dinner. (David Wain)
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Scrabble value of W4A1I1N1

The value of this 4-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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