Carriage definition

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A baby carriage.
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The cost of carrying; transportation charge.
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(US, New England) A shopping cart.
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The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing.
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(chiefly british) A railroad passenger car.
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A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon.
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A moving part of a machine for holding or shifting another part.

The carriage of a typewriter.

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The act of carrying; transportation.
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A manner of carrying the head and body; posture; bearing.
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(brit.) A railroad passenger car.
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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.

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(archaic) Management; administration.
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The act or process of transporting or carrying.
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The cost of or the charge for transporting.
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A wheeled frame or support for something heavy.

A gun carriage.

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A moving part (of a machine) for supporting and shifting something.

The carriage of a typewriter.

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Management or handling.
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Conduct; behavior.
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Any of various horse-drawn passenger vehicles, esp. an elegant four-wheeled one with an elevated seat for the driver.
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The act of conveying; carrying.
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Means of conveyance.
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A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

The carriage ride was very romantic.

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(UK) A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.
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(now rare) A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.
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(archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
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The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.
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(UK) A stroller; a baby carriage.
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The charge made for conveying (especially in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid).
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Related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

The carriage ride was very romantic.

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A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
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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.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
carriage
Plural:
carriages

Origin of carriage

  • Middle English cariage from Norman French from Old North French carier to carry carry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old Northern French cariage, from carier (“to carry”).

    From Wiktionary