carriage
noun Etymology: Middle English cariage, from Anglo-French, from carier to transport — more at carry Date: 14th century 1. the act of carrying 2. a. archaic deportment b. manner of bearing the body ; posture 3. archaic management 4. chiefly British the price or expense of carrying 5. obsolete burden, load 6. a. a wheeled vehicle; especially a horse-drawn vehicle designed for private use and comfort b. British a railway passenger coach 7. a wheeled support carrying a burden 8. obsolete import, sense 9. obsolete a hanger for a sword 10. a movable part of a machine for supporting some other movable object or part <
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Synonyms: see bearing

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • carriage — [kar′ij; ] for 2, usually [ kar′ē ij΄] n. [ME cariage, baggage, transport < Anglo Fr, cart, carriage < carier, CARRY] 1. the act of carrying; transportation 2. the cost of carrying; transportation charge 3. Archaic a) management or handling …   English World dictionary

  • carriage — I noun affreightment, airfreight, carrying, cartage, conveyance, drayage, portage, porterage, shipment, shipping, transfer, transference, translocation, transportation, transshipment, truckage, vehiculum associated concepts: affreightment,… …   Law dictionary

  • carriage — late 14c., act of carrying, means of conveyance, wheeled, vehicles collectively, from Anglo Fr. and O.N.Fr. cariage cart, carriage, from carier to carry (see CARRY (Cf. carry)). Meaning individual wheeled vehicle is c.1400; specific sense of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • carriage — [n1] delivery of freight carrying, conveyance, conveying, delivering, freight, transit, transport, transportation; concepts 148,217 carriage [n2] posture, physical and mental air, aspect, attitude, bearing, behavior, cast, comportment, conduct,… …   New thesaurus

  • carriage — ► NOUN 1) a four wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by two or more horses. 2) Brit. any of the separate passenger vehicles of a train. 3) Brit. the conveying of goods from one place to another. 4) a person s bearing or deportment. 5) a moving part… …   English terms dictionary

  • Carriage — A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse drawn. It is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and… …   Wikipedia

  • carriage — 01. We put the children in the [carriage] and took them down to the park for a picnic. 02. We took a horse drawn [carriage] through the old town. 03. The young woman sadly waved goodbye as the railway [carriage] slowly pulled away from the… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • carriage — n. vehicle 1) see baby carriage 2) a railway carriage (BE; AE has railroad car) 3) a horse drawn carriage support 4) a gun; typewriter carriage bearing 5) an erect; proud carriage * * * [ kærɪdʒ] proud carriage typewriter carriage …   Combinatory dictionary

  • carriage — [[t]kæ̱rɪʤ[/t]] carriages 1) N COUNT: also by N A carriage is an old fashioned vehicle, usually for a small number of passengers, which is pulled by horses. The President elect followed in an open carriage drawn by six beautiful gray horses. 2) N …   English dictionary

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