- The definition of carriage refers to the way you carry yourself or move, or vehicle used for transportation.
- When you move with great dignity, this is an example of having a dignified carriage.
- A four-wheeled coach pulled by horses like the one Cinderella took is an example of a carriage.
- A fancy stroller with four wheels that a baby can lay in is an example of a carriage.
- A passenger car on a train is an example of a carriage.
An antique horse-drawn carriage.
carriage definition by Webster's New World
- the act of carrying; transportation
- the cost of carrying; transportation charge
- management or handling
- conduct; behavior
- manner of carrying the head and body; posture; bearing
- a four-wheeled passenger vehicle, usually horse-drawn and often private
- baby carriage
- Brit. a railroad passenger car
- a wheeled frame or support for something heavy: a gun carriage
- a moving part (of a machine) for supporting and shifting something: the carriage of a typewriter
Origin: Middle English cariage, baggage, transport ; from Anglo-French cart, carriage ; from carier, carry
carriage definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
- Chiefly British A railroad passenger car.
- A baby carriage.
- A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon.
- A moving part of a machine for holding or shifting another part: the carriage of a typewriter.
- a. The act or process of transporting or carrying.b. The cost of or the charge for transporting.
- The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing. See Synonyms at posture.
- Archaic Management; administration.
Origin: Middle English cariage, from Norman French, from Old North French carier, to carry; see carry.
carriage - Computer Definition
A typewriter or printer mechanism that holds the platen and controls paper feeding and movement. On earlier typewriters, the carriage moved the platen as each letter was typed. Starting with IBM's Selectric models, the carriage became a stationary part of the unit, the same as is found on dot matrix computer printers. See platen and typewriter.