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Webster 1913 Edition


Carriage

Car′riage

,
Noun.
[OF.
cariage
luggage, carriage,
chariage
carriage, cart, baggage, F.
charriage
, cartage, wagoning, fr. OF.
carier
,
charier
, F.
charrier
, to cart. See
Carry
.]
1.
That which is carried; burden; baggage.
[Obs.]
David left his
carriage
in the hand of the keeper of the
carriage
.
1. Sam. xvii. 22.
And after those days we took up our
carriages
and went up to Jerusalem.
Acts. xxi. 15.
2.
The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
Nine days employed in
carriage
.
Chapman.
3.
The price or expense of carrying.
4.
That which carries of conveys,
as:
(a)
A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort.
(b)
A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden,
as a gun
carriage
.
(c)
A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part.
(d)
A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported;
as, a bell
carriage
.
5.
The manner of carrying one’s self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
His gallant
carriage
all the rest did grace.
Stirling.
6.
The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
The passage and whole
carriage
of this action.
Shakespeare
Carriage horse
,
a horse kept for drawing a carriage.
Carriage porch
(Arch.)
,
a canopy or roofed pavilion covering the driveway at the entrance to any building. It is intended as a shelter for those who alight from vehicles at the door; – sometimes erroneously called in the United States
porte-cochère
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Carriage

CARRIAGE

, n.
1.
The act of carrying, bearing, transporting, or conveying; as the carriage of sounds.
2.
The act of taking by an enemy; conquest; acquisition.
3.
That which carries, especially on wheels; a vehicle. This is a general term for a coach, chariot, chaise, gig, sulkey, or other vehicle on wheels, as a cannon-carriage on trucks, a block-carriage for mortars, and a truck-carriage. Appropriately the word is applied to a coach; and carts and wagons are rarely or never called carriages.
4.
The price or expense of carrying.
5.
That which is carried; burden; as baggage, vessels, furniture, &c.
And David left his carriage in the hands of the keeper of the carriage. 1 Sam. 17.
6.
In a moral sense, the manner of carrying ones self; behavior; conduct; deportment; personal manners.
7.
Measures; practices; management.

Definition 2022


carriage

carriage

English

an old carriage

Noun

carriage (plural carriages)

  1. The act of conveying; carrying.
  2. Means of conveyance.
  3. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
    The carriage ride was very romantic.
  4. (Britain) A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.
  5. (now rare) A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.i:
      His carriage was full comely and vpright, / His countenaunce demure and temperate [...].
    • 1942, Emily Carr, The Book of Small, "Characters,"
      In spite of her erect carriage she could flop to her knees to pray as smart as any of us.
    • 2010, Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22, Atlantic 2011, p. 90:
      He chose to speak largely about Vietnam [...], and his wonderfully sonorous voice was as enthralling to me as his very striking carriage and appearance.
  6. (archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones, Folio Society 1973, p. 407:
      He now assumed a carriage to me so very different from what he had lately worn, and so nearly resembling his behaviour the first week of our marriage, that [...] he might, possibly, have rekindled my fondness for him.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      Some people whisper but no doubt they lie, / For malice still imputes some private end, / That Inez had, ere Don Alfonso's marriage, / Forgot with him her very prudent carriage [...].
  7. The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.
  8. (US, New England) A shopping cart.
  9. (Britain) A stroller; a baby carriage.
  10. The charge made for conveying (especially in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid).
  11. (archaic) That which is carried, baggage

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