carriage

[kar-ij; for 9 also kar-ee-ij]
noun
1.
a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.
3.
British. a railway passenger coach.
4.
a wheeled support, as for a cannon.
5.
a movable part, as of a machine, designed for carrying something.
6.
manner of carrying the head and body; bearing: the carriage of a soldier.
7.
Also called carriage piece, horse. an inclined beam, as a string, supporting the steps of a stair.
8.
the act of transporting; conveyance: the expenses of carriage.
9.
the price or cost of transportation.
10.
(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.
11.
management; administration.

Origin:
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.
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carriage (ˈkærɪdʒ)
 
n
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

carriage
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.
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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.

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Example sentences for carriages
For leisure means, the traditional horse carriages are available.
The court paid his expenses, and he had servants and carriages always available to him.
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