Definitions for: Carriage

[n] a wheeled vehicle drawn by horses
[n] a machine part that carries something else
[n] a railcar where passengers ride
[n] characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"

Webster (1913) Definition: Car"riage, n. [OF. cariage luggage, carriage,
chariage carriage, cart, baggage, F. charriage, cartage,
wagoning, fr. OF. carier, charier, F. charrier, to cart. See
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.

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
(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.

6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects;

The passage and whole carriage of this action.

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-coch[`e]re.

Synonyms: bearing, equipage, passenger car, posture, rig

See Also: awkwardness, axletree, baby buggy, baby carriage, barouche, bodily property, brougham, buckboard, buffet car, buggy, cab, cabriolet, car, chair car, chaise, chariot, clumsiness, coach, coach-and-four, diner, dining car, dining compartment, drawing-room car, droshky, drosky, four-in-hand, gharry, gig, go-cart, gracefulness, hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach, hansom, hansom cab, landau, lathe, manner of walking, mechanism, nonsmoker, nonsmoking car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car, passenger train, perambulator, post chaise, pram, Pullman, Pullman car, pushchair, pusher, railcar, railroad car, railway car, roadster, rumble, shay, sleeper, sleeping car, slouch, smoker, smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment, stroller, surrey, trap, typewriter, typewriter carriage, wagon-lit, walk, wheeled vehicle

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