Definition of carriage
1 : the act of carrying
3 archaic : management
4 chiefly British : the price or expense of carrying
6a : a wheeled vehicle; especially : a horse-drawn vehicle designed for private use and comfortb 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.
Recent Examples of carriage from the Web
WHIRLICOTE: A heavy and luxurious carriage or coach.
All three of the major international U.S. carriers, Delta, United and American, mention downgrades in their carriage agreements, but offer few details about the refund process.
Take a carriage tour to view the must-see spots, buy the fudge at Murdick’s or Ryba’s on Main Street, and enjoy tea in the parlor of the Grand Hotel.
In February, a carriage horse fell in Central Park.
Upstairs over two stories are seven bedrooms and three full bathrooms and four half-bathrooms throughout the house, plus two more in the pool and carriage house.
Authorities say a 9-year-old boy and a 58-year-old woman who were struck by the carriage Monday in Elm Grove were taken to a hospital.
Brimming with history, the park commemorates the early days of San Diego and includes many historic buildings such as a schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, San Diego’s first newspaper office and a stable with a carriage collection.
Many of your dollars get passed on to cable channels themselves in what the industry calls carriage fees.
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Origin and Etymology of carriage
Middle English cariage, from Anglo-French, from carier to transport — more at carry
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of carriage
CARRIAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of carriage for English Language Learners
: 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
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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