|1.||(Brit) a railway coach for passengers|
|2.||the manner in which a person holds and moves his head and body; bearing|
|3.||a four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons|
|4.||the moving part of a machine that bears another part: a typewriter carriage; a lathe carriage|
|5.||a. the act of conveying; carrying|
|b. the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)|
|[C14: from Old Northern French cariage, from carier to |
In the Authorized Version this word is found as the rendering of many different words. In Judg. 18:21 it means valuables, wealth, or booty. In Isa. 46:1 (R.V., "the things that ye carried about") the word means a load for a beast of burden. In 1 Sam. 17:22 and Isa. 10:28 it is the rendering of a word ("stuff" in 1 Sam. 10:22) meaning implements, equipments, baggage. The phrase in Acts 21:15, "We took up our carriages," means properly, "We packed up our baggage," as in the Revised Version.