Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Carriage'
- a railcar where passengers ride [syn: passenger car, coach]
- a vehicle with four wheels drawn by two or more horses [syn: equipage, rig]
- characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture" [syn: bearing, posture]
- a machine part that carries something else
- 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 \Car"riage\, n. [OF. cariage luggage, carriage,
chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage,
wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See
- That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.] David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage. --
- Sam. xvii. 22. And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem. --Acts. xxi. 15.
- The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying. Nine days employed in carriage. --Chapman.
- The price or expense of carrying.
- 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.
- The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners. His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. --Stirling.
- 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
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.[See more about Carriage at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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'Carriage' in famous quotation sentence
* Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge's chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view. - Lillian Hellman
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