carriage

31 ENTRIES FOUND:

car·riage

noun \ˈker-ij, ˈka-rij\

: 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
2
a archaic :  deportment
b :  manner of bearing the body :  posture
3
archaic :  management
4
chiefly British :  the price or expense of carrying
5
obsolete :  burden, load
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
8
obsolete :  import, sense
9
obsolete :  a hanger for a sword
10
:  a movable part of a machine for supporting some other movable object or part <a typewriter carriage>

Examples of CARRIAGE

  1. They rode to the city in carriages.
  2. 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

Rhymes with CARRIAGE

car·riage

noun \ˈkar-ij\   (Medical Dictionary)

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>

carriage

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Four-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle, mainly for private passenger use. It was the final refinement of the horse-drawn passenger conveyance, having developed from the wagon, chariot, and coach. Light carriages with enhanced suspension for added comfort had been developed by the 17th century. A variety of carriages were common in the 19th century, including the brougham and the buggy. Carriage manufacturers provided the very similar early designs for automobile bodies.

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