porte-cochere
Carriage Car"riage, n. [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.] [1913 Webster]

David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage. --1. Sam. xvii. 22. [1913 Webster]

And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem. --Acts. xxi. 15. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying. [1913 Webster]

Nine days employed in carriage. --Chapman. [1913 Webster]

3. The price or expense of carrying. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners. [1913 Webster]

His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. --Stirling. [1913 Webster]

6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management. [1913 Webster]

The passage and whole carriage of this action. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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-coch[`e]re}. [1913 Webster]


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  • porte-cochere — or porte cochère [pôrt΄kō sher′] n. [Fr porte, a gate (see PORT5) + cochère, coach, fem. adj. < coche: see COACH] 1. a large entrance gateway into a courtyard 2. a kind of porch roof projecting over a driveway at an entrance, as of a house …   English World dictionary

  • porte cochere — gateway for carriages, 1690s, from Fr. porte gate + cochère, fem. adj. from coche “coach” (see COACH (Cf. coach)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Porte-cochere — Porte co ch[ e]re , n. [F. See {Port} a gate, and {Coach}.] (Arch.) A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon the passage of the porte coch[ e]re. Also, a porch over a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Porte cochère — ● Porte cochère grande porte permettant le passage des voitures dans la cour d une maison …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Porte-cochere — A porte cochere (French porte cochère , literally coach door , also called a carriage porch) is the architectural term for a porch or portico like structure at a main or secondary entrance to a building, through which it is possible for a horse… …   Wikipedia

  • porte cochere — (French: coach door ) Passageway through a building, or gateway in an outer wall, designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard. Such gateways are common features of homes and palaces built in the grand style of Louis XIV …   Universalium

  • porte cochere — noun Etymology: French porte cochère, literally, coach door Date: 1698 1. a passageway through a building or screen wall designed to let vehicles pass from the street to an interior courtyard 2. a roofed structure extending from the entrance of a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • porte-cochere — /pawrt koh shair , keuh , pohrt /, n. 1. a covered carriage entrance leading into a courtyard. 2. a porch at the door of a building for sheltering persons entering and leaving carriages. Also, porte cochère. [1690 1700; < F: gate for coaches] * * …   Universalium

  • porte-cochere — /pɔt kɒˈʃɛə/ (say pawt ko shair) noun 1. a covered vehicle entrance, leading into a courtyard. 2. a porch at the door of a building to provide shelter for people entering and leaving vehicles. Also, porte cochère. {French: gate for coaches} …   Australian English dictionary

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