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, 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


  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

  11. Origin: [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

How to pronounce carriage?

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How to say carriage in sign language?

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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. Assyrian Proverb:

    Gossip needs no carriage.

  2. Lillian Hellman:

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

  3. Emily Dickinson:

    Becuase I could not stop for Death He kindly stopped for me The carriage held but just ourselves And Immortality

  4. Emily Dickinson:

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

  5. Emily Dickinson:

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

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