What does carriage mean?

Definitions for carriage
ˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9 also ˈkær i ɪdʒcar·riage

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. passenger car, coach, carriagenoun

    a railcar where passengers ride

  2. carriage, equipage, rignoun

    a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses

  3. carriage, bearing, posturenoun

    characteristic way of bearing one's body

    "stood with good posture"

  4. carriagenoun

    a machine part that carries something else

  5. baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair, pushernoun

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


  1. carriagenoun

    A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

    The carriage ride was very romantic.

  2. carriagenoun

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

  3. carriagenoun

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

  4. carriagenoun

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

  5. carriagenoun

    The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.

  6. carriagenoun

    A shopping cart.

  7. carriagenoun

    A baby stroller; a baby carriage.

  8. Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carriagenoun

    Etymology: cariage, Fr. baggage; from carry.

    The unequal agitation of the winds, though material to the carriage of sounds farther or less way, yet do not confound the articulation. Francis Bacon, Natural Hist. №. 193.

    If it seem so strange to move this obelisk for so little space, what may we think of the carriage of it out of Egypt? John Wilkins, Mathematical Magick.

    Solyman resolved to besiege Vienna, in good hope, that, by the carriage away of that, the other cities would, without resistance, be yielded. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    What horse or carriage can take up and bear away all the loppings of a branchy tree at once? Isaac Watts.

    He commanded the great ordnance to be laid upon carriages, which before lay bound in great unwieldy timber, with rings fastened thereto, and could not handsomely be removed to or fro. Richard Knolles, History of the Turks.

    Before his eyes he did cast a mist, by his own insinuation, and by the carriage of his youth, that expressed a natural princely behaviour. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.

    Though in my face there’s no affected frown,
    Nor in my carriage a feign’d niceness shown,
    I keep my honour still without a stain. Dryden.

    Let them have ever so learned lectures of breeding, that which will most influence their carriage, will be the company they converse with, and the fashion of those about them. John Locke.

    You may hurt yourself; nay, utterly
    Grow from the king’s acquaintance by this carriage. William Shakespeare, Henry VIII.

    He advised the new governour to have so much discretion in his carriage, that there might be no notice taken in the exercise of his religion. Edward Hyde, b. viii.

    The manner of carriage of the business, was as if there had been secret inquisition upon him. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.


  1. Carriage

    A carriage is a private four-wheeled vehicle for people and is most commonly horse-drawn. Second-hand private carriages were common public transport, the equivalent of modern cars used as taxis. Carriage suspensions are by leather strapping and, on those made in recent centuries, steel springs. Two-wheeled carriages are informal and usually owner-driven. Coaches are a special category within carriages. They are carriages with four corner posts and a fixed roof. Two-wheeled war chariots and transport vehicles such as four-wheeled wagons and two-wheeled carts were forerunners of carriages.In the twenty-first century, horse-drawn carriages are occasionally used for public parades by royalty and for traditional formal ceremonies. Simplified modern versions are made for tourist transport in warm countries and for those cities where tourists expect open horse-drawn carriages to be provided. Simple metal sporting versions are still made for the sport known as competitive driving.


  1. carriage

    A carriage is a wheeled vehicle, usually horse-drawn, designed for the conveyance of passengers. It often refers to a large, enclosed, and luxurious vehicle, used primarily in the past before the invention of automobiles. It can also refer to part of a machine that moves or supports another part, such as the moving part of a printer that holds the ink cartridges.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carriagenoun

    that which is carried; burden; baggage

  2. Carriagenoun

    the act of carrying, transporting, or conveying

  3. Carriagenoun

    the price or expense of carrying

  4. Carriagenoun

    that which carries of conveys,

  5. Carriagenoun

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

  6. Carriagenoun

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

  7. Carriagenoun

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

  8. Carriagenoun

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

  9. Carriagenoun

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

  10. Carriagenoun

    the act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management

  11. Etymology: [OF. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage, wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See Carry.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Carriage

    kar′ij, n. act or cost of carrying: a vehicle for carrying: behaviour: bearing: (Shak.) burden: (B.) baggage.—adj. Carr′iageable, that may be conveyed in carriages.—ns. Carr′iage-com′pany, or -peo′ple, people who keep their carriages; Carr′iage-drive, a road for carriages through parks, &c.; Carr′iage-horse, a horse that draws a carriage.—Carriage and pair, a turn-out of a carriage and two horses; Carriage free, tree of charge for carrying. [See Carry.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. carriage

    A gun-carriage is designed to support its piece when fired, and also to transport cannon from one point to another. It consists of two cheeks, connected together and with a stock by assembling bolts. The front part supports the piece, and rests upon an axle-tree furnished with wheels, the rear end of the stock or trail resting on the ground. See Ordnance, Carriages for.

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carriage in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carriage in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of carriage in a Sentence

  1. Rahm Emanuel:

    Every one of us was sickened by the recent murder of Nykea Aldridge while she pushed a baby carriage down the street to register her kids, and what makes it even worse is that her murder might have been prevented if her alleged perpetrators had been given the sentence they deserve for previous crimes.

  2. Buckingham Palace:

    The couple are delighted to announce an opportunity for 1,200 people from across the United Kingdom to be invited into the grounds of Windsor Castle to share the experience of their special day, the attendees will view the arrival of the congregation and Members of the Royal Family, listen to a live broadcast of the Marriage Service and watch as the Bride and Groom depart St. George’s Chapel at the end of the ceremony. The newly married couple will then undertake a short carriage procession through part of Windsor High Street. The carriage will process through the grounds of Windsor Castle, departing via Castle Hill to proceed along part of the High Street before returning to the Castle via Cambridge Gate.

  3. Emily Dickinson:

    Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

  4. Indian Proverb:

    Keep five yards from a carriage, ten yards from a horse, and a hundred yards from an elephant but the distance one should keep from a wicked man cannot be measured.

  5. Chloe Melas/CNN:

    ‘ First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby carriage ’ is an outdated narrative for millions of people, modern family building and infertility impact every relationship we have. With our partners, friends, family, workplace and most importantly, the relationship we have with our bodies and ourselves.

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