Simple Definition of carriage
: a large vehicle with four wheels that is pulled by a horse and that carries people
: a wheeled structure that is used to carry and move something heavy (such as a large gun)
: a separate section of a train
Full Definition of carriage
1 : the act of carrying
3 archaic : management
4 chiefly British : the price or expense of carrying
6 a : a wheeled vehicle; especially : a horse-drawn vehicle designed for private use and comfort b British : a railway passenger coach
7 : a wheeled support carrying a burden
Examples of carriage in a sentence
They rode to the city in carriages.
I took the baby to the park in the carriage.
Origin of carriage
Middle English cariage, from Anglo-French, from carier to transport — more at carry
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of carriage
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CARRIAGE Defined for Kids
Definition of carriage for Students
1 : a vehicle with wheels used for carrying people
2 : a support with wheels used for carrying a load <a gun carriage>
3 : a movable part of a machine that carries or supports some other moving part
4 : the manner of holding the body : posture <… something in both his color and carriage had always made Johnny think of Rab. — Esther Forbes, Johnny Tremain>
Medical Definition of carriage
: the condition of harboring a pathogen within the body <immunization against hepatitis B reduced the rate of HBV carriage> <asymptomatic carriage of the pneumococcus in the nasopharynx>
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