Definitions for carriageˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9 also ˈkær i ɪdʒ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•riageˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9 also ˈkær i ɪdʒ(n.)

  1. a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.

    Category: Transportation

  2. Ref: baby carriage.

  3. Brit. a railway passenger coach.

    Category: Railroads, British

  4. a wheeled support, as for a cannon.

  5. a movable part, as of a machine, designed for carrying something:

    a wide carriage on a dot-matrix printer.

    Category: Machinery

  6. bearing of the head and body; posture.

  7. the act of transporting; conveyance.

  8. the price or cost of transportation.

  9. Archaic. management; administration.

Origin of carriage:

1150–1200; ME cariage < AF, ONF =cari(er) to carry+-age -age

Princeton's WordNet

  1. passenger car, coach, carriage(noun)

    a railcar where passengers ride

  2. carriage, equipage, rig(noun)

    a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

  3. carriage, bearing, posture(noun)

    characteristic way of bearing one's body

    "stood with good posture"

  4. carriage(noun)

    a machine part that carries something else

  5. baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair, pusher(noun)

    a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. carriage(noun)ˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9also ˈkær i ɪdʒ

    a horse-pulled road vehicle with four wheels

    ***a horse and carriage

  2. carriageˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9also ˈkær i ɪdʒ

    a car on a train

    ***passengers in the second carriage


  1. carriage(Noun)

    A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

    The carriage ride was very romantic.

  2. carriage(Noun)

    A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.

  3. carriage(Noun)

    A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing.

  4. carriage(Noun)

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

  5. carriage(Noun)

    The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.

  6. carriage(Noun)

    A shopping cart.

  7. carriage(Noun)

    A baby stroller; a baby carriage.

  8. Origin: From cariage, from carier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carriage(noun)

    that which is carried; burden; baggage

  2. Carriage(noun)

    the act of carrying, transporting, or conveying

  3. Carriage(noun)

    the price or expense of carrying

  4. Carriage(noun)

    that which carries of conveys,

  5. Carriage(noun)

    a wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort

  6. Carriage(noun)

    a wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage

  7. Carriage(noun)

    a part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part

  8. Carriage(noun)

    a frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage

  9. Carriage(noun)

    the manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners

  10. Carriage(noun)

    the act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management


  1. Carriage

    A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles. The carriage 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 comfortable. Carriages normally have suspension using leaf springs, elliptical springs or leather strapping. A public passenger vehicle would not usually be called a carriage – terms for such include stagecoach, charabanc and omnibus. Working vehicles such as the wagon and cart share important parts of the history of the carriage, as is the fast chariot.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carriage' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4591

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carriage' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4569

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carriage' in Nouns Frequency: #1616

Translations for carriage

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