[kar-ij; for 9 also kar-ee-ij]
a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.
British. a railway passenger coach.
a wheeled support, as for a cannon.
a movable part, as of a machine, designed for carrying something.
manner of carrying the head and body; bearing: the carriage of a soldier.
Also called carriage piece, horse. an inclined beam, as a string, supporting the steps of a stair.
the act of transporting; conveyance: the expenses of carriage.
the price or cost of transportation.
(in a typewriter) the moving part carrying the platen and its associated parts, usually set in motion to carry the paper across the point where the print element or type bars strike.
management; administration.

1150–1200; Middle English cariage < Anglo-French, Old North French, equivalent to cari(er) to carry + -age -age

1. cart, car, wagon. 6. mien, comportment, demeanor, air. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
carriage (ˈkærɪdʒ)
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 carry]

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Word Origin & History

1388, "act of carrying, means of conveyance," from Anglo-Fr. cariage "cart, carriage," from carier "to carry" (see carry). Specific sense of "horse-drawn, wheeled vehicle for hauling people" first attested 1706.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Bible Dictionary

Carriage definition

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.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
The arrival of the horseless carriage was welcomed on many counts.
It would seem that putting a robot onto a bike would be a pointless exercise
  akin to putting gas-powered horses before a carriage.
But one reason the horseless carriage appeared was because of the liabilities
  of the horse.
The subject of the study is challenged with thought experiments involving a
  runaway railway trolley or train carriage.
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