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Carriage Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    carriage n
  1. a railcar where passengers ride [syn: passenger car, coach]
  2. a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses [syn: equipage, rig]
  3. characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture" [syn: bearing, posture]
  4. a machine part that carries something else
  5. a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around [syn: baby buggy, baby carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair, pusher]
Carriage Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Carriage \Car"riage\, n. [OF. cariage luggage, carriage, chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage, wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See Carry.]
  1. That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.] David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage. --
  2. Sam. xvii. 22. And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem. --Acts. xxi. 15.
  3. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying. Nine days employed in carriage. --Chapman.
  4. The price or expense of carrying.
  5. That which carries of conveys, as: (a) A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort. (b) A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage. (c) A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part. (d) A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage.
  6. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners. His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. --Stirling.
  7. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management. The passage and whole carriage of this action. --Shak. Carriage horse, a horse kept for drawing a carriage. Carriage porch (Arch.), a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; -- sometimes erroneously called in
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Carriage'


A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters (palanquins) 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 (in the 19th century) 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 (four-wheeled) wagon and (two-wheeled) cart share important parts of the history of the carriage, as does the fast (two-wheeled) chariot.

The word carriage (abbreviated carr or cge) is from Old Northern French cariage, to carry in a vehicle. it was also used for railway carriages, and was extended to cover automobile around the end of the nineteenth century, when early models were called horseless carriages.

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

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


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  • Carriage Services Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend
    HOUSTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Carriage Services, Inc. (CSV) today announced that its Board of Directors on July 31, 2014 declared the quarterly dividend of 2.5 cents per share payable on September 2, 2014 to common share record holders as of August 15, 2014.  The Company also has a dividend reinvestment program that is available so that shareholders may Read more on this news related to 'Carriage'
  • SEC Network Scores Distribution Touchdown With Comcast Carriage Deal
    For SEC football, it's been "go big or go home"...as evidenced by winning seven of the last eight national championships. On Friday, the conference's new network also scored a large carriage deal that may open the floodgates for similar deals with America's biggest cable providers. The SEC Network landed a long-term carriage [...] Read more on this news related to 'Carriage'
  • St. Louis 'not even close' to a decision on carriage rides
    Health director to make a presentation to Mayor Francis Slay.  Read more on this news related to 'Carriage'

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