CARRIAGE

carriage, equipage, rig

(noun) a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

carriage

(noun) a machine part that carries something else

carriage, bearing, posture

(noun) characteristic way of bearing one’s body; “stood with good posture”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

carriage (countable and uncountable, plural carriages)

The act of conveying; carrying.

Means of conveyance.

A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

(British) A rail car, especially one designed for the conveyance of passengers.

(now rare) A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.

(archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.

The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.

(US, New England) A shopping cart.

(British) A stroller; a baby carriage.

The charge made for conveying (especially in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid).

(archaic) That which is carried, baggage

Hyponyms

• araba

• barouche

• Berlin

• brougham

• booby

• brake

• cab

• calash

• caravan

• carriole

• carryall

• cart

• Catherine

• chaise

• clarence

• coach

• coachee

• Coburg

• coup

• croydon

• curricle

• dennet

• devil-carriage

• dobbin

• dormeuse

• double

• droshky

• family

• fiacre

• fly

• four-wheeler

• gharry

• gig

• Gladstone

• hackery

• hackney

• hansom

• hearse

• horse-box

• horse-fly

• hutch

• jaun

• Jersey

• landau

• noddy

• phaeton

• Pilentum

• post-chariot

• Rockaway

• rumbelow

• shigram

• sledge

• sociable

• solo

• sulky

• surrey

• tarantass

• unicorn

• vettura

• Victoria

• vinaigrette (person-drawn or pushed; not horse-drawn)

• vis-á-vis

• voiturin

• volante

• wagonette

• walnut-shell

• whirlicote

• whisky

Source: Wiktionary


Car"riage, n. Etym: [OF. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage, wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See Carry.]

1. That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.] David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage. 1. Sam. xvii. 22. And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem. Acts. xxi. 15.

2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying. Nine days employed in carriage. Chapman.

3. The price or expense of carrying.

4. That which carries of conveys, as: (a) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort. (b) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage. (c) A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part. (d) A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage.

5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners. His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. Stirling.

6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management. The passage and whole carriage of this action. Shak. Carriage horse, a horse kept for drawing a carriage.

– Carriage porch (Arch.), a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; -- sometimes erroneously called in the United States porte-cochère.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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