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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD HANSOM

Short for hansom cab, named after its designer J. A. Hansom (1803–82).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF HANSOM

hansom  [ˈhænsəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HANSOM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hansom is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HANSOM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hansom

Hansom cab

The hansom cab is a kind of horse-drawn carriage designed and patented in 1834 by Joseph Hansom, an architect from York. The vehicle was developed and tested by Hansom in Hinckley, Leicestershire, England. Originally called the Hansom safety cab, it was designed to combine speed with safety, with a low centre of gravity for safe cornering. Hansom's original design was modified by John Chapman and several others to improve its practicability, but retained Hansom's name. Cab is a shortening of cabriolet, reflecting the design of the carriage. It replaced the hackney carriage as a vehicle for hire; with the introduction of clockwork mechanical taximeters to measure fares, the name became taxicab. Hansom cabs enjoyed immense popularity as they were fast, light enough to be pulled by a single horse and were agile enough to steer around horse-drawn vehicles in the notorious traffic jams of nineteenth-century London. There were up to 7500 hansom cabs in use at the height of their popularity and they quickly spread to other cities in the United Kingdom, as well as continental European cities, particularly Paris, Berlin, and St Petersburg.

Definition of hansom in the English dictionary

The definition of hansom in the dictionary is a two-wheeled one-horse carriage with a fixed hood. The driver sits on a high outside seat at the rear Also called: hansom cab.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HANSOM


burdensome
ˈbɜːdənsəm
burthensome
ˈbɜːðənsəm
greensome
ˈɡriːnsəm
lonesome
ˈləʊnsəm
overburdensome
ˌəʊvərˈbɜːdənsəm
ownsome
ˈəʊnsəm
pensum
ˈpɛnsəm
ransom
ˈrænsəm
Ransome
ˈrænsəm
responsum
rɪˈspɒnsəm
sensum
ˈsɛnsəm
transom
ˈtrænsəm
unhandsome
ʌnˈhænsəm
winsome
ˈwɪnsəm
yawnsome
ˈjɔːnsəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HANSOM

hansel
hanselled
hanselling
Hansen´s disease
hansom cab
hantavirus
hantle
Hants
hanukiah
Hanukkah
Hanuman
Hanyang
haole
haoma
hap
hapax
hapax legomena
hapax legomenon
hapaxanthic
hapaxanthous

WORDS THAT END LIKE HANSOM

a king´s ransom
Abraham´s bosom
apple blossom
besom
blossom
bosom
cherry blossom
chrisom
disbosom
disembosom
emblossom
Epsom
hold to ransom
lissom
may blossom
orange blossom
peach blossom
reverse transom
som
unbosom

Synonyms and antonyms of hansom in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hansom» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HANSOM

Find out the translation of hansom to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hansom from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hansom» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

汉瑟姆
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cabriolé
570 millions of speakers

English

hansom
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

इक्का
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hansom
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

двухколесный экипаж
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cabriolé
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hansom
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cab
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hansom
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hansom
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハンサム
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

륜 마차
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hansom
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe ngựa hai bánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hansom
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हंसोम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

iki tekerlekli tek atlı araba
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

carrozza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dorożką
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

двоколісний екіпаж
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

birjă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίτροχη άμαξα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Hansom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

droska
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hansom
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hansom

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HANSOM»

The term «hansom» is normally little used and occupies the 117.836 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HANSOM» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hansom» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hansom» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hansom

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HANSOM»

Discover the use of hansom in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hansom and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
From the salons of the city's elite to the slums of Little Bourke St, the exquisitely plotted story follows the investigation, inquest and trial of the murder of a little-known English migrant.
Fergus Hume, 2010
2
The Shadow on the House
This is the third book under the Dancing Tuatara imprint to be published by Ramble House, and includes an introduction by John Pelan.
Mark Hansom, 2010
3
Literary Modernism and Photography
Considers the complex links between narrative form and photographic representation in the Anglo-American modernist period.
Paul Hansom, 2002
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The Architectural Achievement of Joseph Aloysius Hansom ...
Architectural Achievement of Joseph Aloysius Hansom (1803-1882) : Designing the Hansom Cab, the Birmingham Town Hall, and Churches of the Catholic Revival
Penelope Harris, 2010
5
London Charivari
I had a whole day s experience lately in a Hansom Cab in Epping Forest ; so I think I can tell what there is in a Hansom, and what there isn't. " FIRST of all, there isn't room enough. They are not built wider than an arm-chair. Formerly a Hansom ...
Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, 1851
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Punch
RETIREMENT. MORE ABOUT CABS. " Sir, — The Hansoms of the present day are nothing to what they used to be. I had a whole day s experience lately in a Hansom Cab in Epping Forest ; so I think 1 can tell what there is in a Hansom, and ...
‎1851
7
Antarctic environments and resources: a geographical perspective
This is an ideal text for undergraduates studying glacial geomorphology, environmental management, polar regions and the Antarctic.
J. D. Hansom, John E. Gordon, 1998
8
Master of Souls
John Pelan, in his introduction, tells who he thinks "Mark Hansom" was and describes some of his adventures collecting obscure, enigmatic writers like Hansom. Pelan says this is his favorite novel by the mysterious Hansom.
Mark Hansom, Gavin L. O'Keefe, 2010
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The Mystery Of A Hansom Cab: Text Classics
This edition for the first time reproduces the text of the original Melbourne edition printed by Kemp and Boyce in 1886. Other reprints have relied on later versions in which local details are ommitted and language is bowdlerised.
Fergus Hume, 2012
10
Nothing Without a Woman
The collection appeals to men, but often more so to female readers who are given an exclusive peek into the mind of their male counterpart. Get to know what men really want. Prepare to have your eyes opened ladies!
Les Hansom, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HANSOM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hansom is used in the context of the following news items.
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Poldark spotters' excitement over Mullion Cove filming | West Briton
Excited staff from the nearby Poldhu Cove Cafe tweeted the dramatic and misty scene of filming taking place under the hash tag #hansom. «West Briton, Jul 15»
2
Lucy Sussex, Blockbuster: Fergus Hume & The Mystery of a Hansom
6 for 6.30pm, Thursday 16 July: Event launch with Lucy Sussex for her latest book, Blockbuster: Fergus Hume & The Mystery of a Hansom Cab. The Story of the ... «ArtsHub, Jul 15»
3
Snooping out the best portrayal of Sherlock Holmes? Elementary!
(Spoiler alert for the true Sherlockian: not even for "The Woman.") The list of actors who've played Holmes is longer than a row of hansom cabs ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
4
Sherlock back in a deerstalker
... familiar ground in what seems to be Victorian London complete with horse-drawn hansom cabs clattering over the cobbles in Baker Street. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
5
Modern twist to classic tale at Harpenden Public Halls
Local actors Carys Welsh, Jenny Bech and Eleanor Hansom all play Alice. Once she falls down the rabbit hole and journeys into a fantastical ... «Herts Advertiser, Jul 15»
6
Storey's innings means no happy ending for Beverley
Ex-Beverley bowler Andy Hansom bowled a tight opening spell and dismissed new opener Greg Whyley. Oli Grantham (30) managed to only ... «Beverley Guardian, Jul 15»
7
Chinese Trucks Vie for Ugandan Sales
Kampala — Chinese firm, Hansom Group, has launched its Sinotruk truck brand in Uganda, with intentions of also taking advantage of the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
8
THE CITY: Tory pits himself between two road warriors in the taxi …
It is truly the only sane response to this, what has over the years devolved into a free-for-all among the post-Hansom set — if only because, like ... «insideTORONTO.com, Jul 15»
9
How US Boosts Own Rural Economy Using Broadband Internet
Whayne Hansom, owner of owner of Welch Farms in conversation with Susan Corbett "Our farm is definitely more efficient now than it was five ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
10
China Pledges More Funding to Ethiopia
The most significant FDI companies from China established in Ethiopia include Huajian Group, Hansom International Glass PLC and the late ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hansom [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hansom>. Jun 2024 ».
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