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
Between the main house and carriage house, there are six bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
One industry insider said AMC was probably working with Comcast because many carriage agreements restrict cable programmers from marketing their channels directly to consumers — or a la carte to a competing service, such as Amazon Prime.
In the last few years, Fox has sub-licensed a package of games to ESPN for carriage on English TV via ESPN2 and Spanish TV via ESPN Deportes, with additional games available online through WatchESPN.
Sharon: Sharon celebrates Independence Day beginning at 4 p.m. on the shores of Lake Massapoag with food trucks, a bicycle and doll carriage parade, a pie-eating contest and live music throughout the afternoon from the Whole Earth Orchestra.
The middle of the week date allowed for travel by horseback and carriage from long distances.
FILE - In this Saturday, June 17, 2017 file photo, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip return to Buckingham Palace in a carriage, after attending the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London.
Everyone managed to hop onto the carriage with no issue, but the Countess lost her footing.
The monarch, a lifelong racing enthusiast, traditionally begins each race day by driving down the course in an open carriage.
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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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