carriage

[kar-ij; for 9 also kar-ee-ij]

noun


Origin of carriage

1150–1200; Middle English cariage < Anglo-French, Old North French, equivalent to cari(er) to carry + -age -age

Synonyms for carriage

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Contemporary Examples of carriage

Historical Examples of carriage

  • The two saddle-horses and a team for carriage use had been shipped ahead.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • Your manner reduced me to a groom who opened your carriage door.

    The Spenders

    Harry Leon Wilson

  • At the same time there was not a suspicion of truculence or even repulse in his carriage.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • There was greater freedom in her carriage, and she seemed to have grown.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald

  • Simplicity and self-forgetfulness were manifest in carriage and utterance.

    Weighed and Wanting

    George MacDonald


British Dictionary definitions for carriage

carriage

noun

British a railway coach for passengers
the manner in which a person holds and moves his head and body; bearing
a four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons
the moving part of a machine that bears another parta typewriter carriage; a lathe carriage
(ˈkærɪdʒ, ˈkærɪɪdʒ)
  1. the act of conveying; carrying
  2. the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)

Word Origin for carriage

C14: from Old Northern French cariage, from carier to carry
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Word Origin and History for carriage
n.

late 14c., "act of carrying, means of conveyance; wheeled vehicles collectively," from Anglo-French and Old North French cariage "cart, carriage, action of transporting in a vehicle" (Old French charriage, Modern French charriage), from carier "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "individual wheeled vehicle" is c.1400; specific sense of "horse-drawn, wheeled vehicle for hauling people" first attested 1706; extended to railway cars by 1830. Meaning "way of carrying one's body" is 1590s. Carriage-house attested from 1761.

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