What does carriage mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word carriage.

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

Wiktionary

  1. carriagenoun

    A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

    The carriage ride was very romantic.

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  2. carriagenoun

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

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  3. carriagenoun

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

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  4. carriagenoun

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

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  5. carriagenoun

    The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  6. carriagenoun

    A shopping cart.

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

  7. carriagenoun

    A baby stroller; a baby carriage.

    Etymology: From cariage, from carier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carriagenoun

    that which is carried; burden; baggage

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

  2. Carriagenoun

    the act of carrying, transporting, or conveying

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

  3. Carriagenoun

    the price or expense of carrying

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

  4. Carriagenoun

    that which carries of conveys,

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

  5. Carriagenoun

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

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

  6. Carriagenoun

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

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

  7. Carriagenoun

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

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

  8. Carriagenoun

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

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

  9. Carriagenoun

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

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

  10. Carriagenoun

    the act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management

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

Freebase

  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

How to pronounce carriage?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  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. Emily Dickinson:

    Because I could not stop for Death -- He kindly stopped for me -- The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.

  2. Lillian Hellman:

    Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.

  3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:

    . . . .When I am, as it were, completely myself, entirely alone, and of good cheer - say traveling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep - it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best, and most abundantly. Whence and how they come, I know not, nor can I force them...

  4. Rule of Life:

    It is certain that either wise bearing or ignorant carriage is caught, as men take diseases, one from another; therefore, let all take heed as to the society in which they mingle, for in a little while they will be like it.

  5. Pierre Gilliard:

    The sailor Nagorny, who attended to Alexei Nikolaevitch, passed my window carrying the sick boy in his arms, behind him came the Grand Duchesses loaded with valises and small personal belongings. I tried to get out, but was roughly pushed back into the carriage by the sentry. I came back to the window. Tatiana Nikolayevna came last carrying her little dog and struggling to drag a heavy brown valise. It was raining and I saw her feet sink into the mud at every step. Nagorny tried to come to her assistance; he was roughly pushed back by one of the commisars.

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    the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    • A. investigating
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