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car·riage

 (kăr′ĭj)
n.
1. A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
2. Chiefly British A railroad passenger car.
3. A baby carriage.
4. A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon.
5. A moving part of a machine for holding or shifting another part: the carriage of a typewriter.
6.
a. The act or process of transporting or carrying.
b. (kăr′ē-ĭj) The cost of or the charge for transporting.
7. The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing. See Synonyms at posture.
8. Archaic Management; administration.

[Middle English cariage, from Norman French, from Old North French carier, to carry; see carry.]

carriage

(ˈkærɪdʒ)
n
1. (Railways) Brit a railway coach for passengers
2. the manner in which a person holds and moves the head and body; bearing
3. a four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons
4. (Mechanical Engineering) the moving part of a machine that bears another part: a typewriter carriage; a lathe carriage.
5.
a. the act of conveying; carrying
b. the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)
[C14: from Old Northern French cariage, from carier to carry]

car•riage

(ˈkær ɪdʒ; for 9 also ˈkær i ɪdʒ)

n.
1. a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance.
3. Brit. a railway passenger coach.
4. a wheeled support, as for a cannon.
5. a movable part, as of a machine, designed for carrying something: a wide carriage on a dot-matrix printer.
6. bearing of the head and body; posture.
7. the act of transporting; conveyance.
8. the price or cost of transportation.
9. Archaic. management; administration.
[1150–1200; Middle English cariage < Anglo-French, Old North French =cari(er) to carry + -age -age]

carriage

a fee charged for transportation.
See also: Dues and Payment

carriage

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1. 'carriage'

Carriage is one of several nouns which are used to refer to vehicles pulled by railway engines.

In British English, a carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.

The man left his seat by the window and crossed the carriage to where I was sitting.
2. 'car'

In American English, these sections are called cars.

In British English, car used to be part of the name of some special kinds of railway carriage. For example, a carriage might be called a dining car, a restaurant car, or a sleeping car. These terms are no longer used officially, but people still use them in conversation.

3. 'truck' and 'wagon'

In British English, a truck is an open vehicle used for carrying goods on a railway.

...a long truck loaded with bricks.

In American English, this vehicle is called a freight car or a flatcar.

The train, carrying loaded containers on flatcars, was 1.2 miles long.
...the nation's third-largest railroad freight car maker.

In British English, a wagon is a vehicle with a top, sides and a sliding door, used for carrying goods on a railway.

The pesticides ended up at several sites, almost half of them in railway wagons at Bajza station.

In American English, vehicles like these are usually called boxcars.

A long train of boxcars, its whistle hooting mournfully, rolled into town from the west.

A truck is also a large motor vehicle used for transporting goods by road.

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carriage - a railcar where passengers ridecarriage - a railcar where passengers ride  
railcar, railroad car, railway car, car - a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad; "three cars had jumped the rails"
buffet car, dining car, dining compartment, diner - a passenger car where food is served in transit
nonsmoking car, nonsmoker - a passenger car for passengers who want to avoid tobacco smoke
chair car, drawing-room car, palace car, parlor car, parlour car - a passenger car for day travel; you pay extra fare for individual chairs
passenger train - a train that carries passengers
Pullman, Pullman car - luxurious passenger car; for day or night travel
sleeping car, wagon-lit, sleeper - a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
smoking car, smoking carriage, smoking compartment, smoker - a passenger car for passengers who wish to smoke
2.carriage - a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
axletree - a dead axle on a carriage or wagon that has terminal spindles on which the wheels revolve
barouche - a horse-drawn carriage having four wheels; has an outside seat for the driver and facing inside seats for two couples and a folding top
brougham - light carriage; pulled by a single horse
buckboard - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; has a seat attached to a flexible board between the two axles
buggy, roadster - a small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse
cabriolet, cab - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and a folding hood
caroche - a luxurious carriage suitable for nobility in the 16th and 17th century
shay, chaise - a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse
chariot - a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
clarence - a closed carriage with four wheels and seats for four passengers
coach-and-four, four-in-hand, coach - a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver
droshky, drosky - an open horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used in Poland and Russia
gharry - a horse-drawn carriage in India
gig - small two-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; with two seats and no hood
hackney, hackney carriage, hackney coach - a carriage for hire
hansom, hansom cab - a two-wheeled horse-drawn covered carriage with the driver's seat above and behind the passengers
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
landau - a four-wheel covered carriage with a roof divided into two parts (front and back) that can be let down separately
post chaise - closed horse-drawn carriage with four wheels; formerly used to transport passengers and mail
rumble - a servant's seat (or luggage compartment) in the rear of a carriage
stanhope - a light open horse-drawn carriage with two or four wheels and one seat
surrey - a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage; has two or four seats
trap - a light two-wheeled carriage
troika - a Russian carriage pulled by three horses abreast
3.carriage - characteristic way of bearing one's bodycarriage - characteristic way of bearing one's body; "stood with good posture"
bodily property - an attribute of the body
manner of walking, walk - manner of walking; "he had a funny walk"
slouch - a stooping carriage in standing and walking
gracefulness - beautiful carriage
clumsiness, awkwardness - the carriage of someone whose movements and posture are ungainly or inelegant
4.carriage - a machine part that carries something else
lathe - machine tool for shaping metal or wood; the workpiece turns about a horizontal axis against a fixed tool
mechanism - device consisting of a piece of machinery; has moving parts that perform some function
typewriter - hand-operated character printer for printing written messages one character at a time
typewriter carriage - a carriage for carrying a sheet of paper
5.carriage - a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed aroundcarriage - a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
bassinet - a perambulator that resembles a bassinet
wheeled vehicle - a vehicle that moves on wheels and usually has a container for transporting things or people; "the oldest known wheeled vehicles were found in Sumer and Syria and date from around 3500 BC"

carriage

noun
1. vehicle, coach, trap, gig, cab, wagon, hackney, conveyance He followed in an open carriage drawn by six gray horses.
2. coach, car Our railway carriage was full of drunken football fans.
3. transportation, transport, delivery, conveying, freight, conveyance, carrying It costs £10.86 for one litre, including carriage.
4. bearing, posture, gait, deportment, air Her legs were long and fine, her hips slender, her carriage graceful.
Related words
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Carriages and carts

barouche, brake, britzka, brougham, buckboard (U.S. & Canad.), buggy, cab, cabriolet, calash or calèche, Cape cart (S. African), cariole or carriole, carriage, carryall, cart, chaise, chariot, clarence, coach, Conestoga wagon, coupe, covered wagon (U.S. & Canad.), curricle, dogcart, drag, droshky, equipage, fiacre, fly, four-in-hand, gharry, gig, Gladstone, hansom, herdic (U.S.), jaunting car or jaunty car, landau, phaeton, post chaise, prairie schooner (chiefly U.S.), pung (Eastern U.S. & Canad.), quadriga (historical), randem, ratha, rig, rockaway (U.S.), sledge, spider phaeton or spider, stagecoach, sulky, surrey, tandem, tarantass, tilbury, troika, victoria, vis-à-vis, wagon, wagonette, wain (chiefly poetic)

carriage

noun
1. The moving of persons or goods from one place to another:
2. The way in which a person holds or carries his or her body:
Translations
حلمِلَةُ الوَرَق في الآلَةِ الكاتِبَهعَرَبَةعَرَبَةُ خَيْلعَرَبَه، مَرْكَبَهمِشْيَهَ
kočárvůzpostojvagonvagón
hestevognholdningpersonvognskrivemaskinevognwagon
junanvaunujunavaunuryhtitelavaunu
गाड़ी
kola
lovaskocsi
flutningavagnflutningskostnaîurlimaburîursleîivagn
客車
객차
eisenagabenimasgabenimo išlaidoskarietalaikysena
ekipāžaizturēšanāskamaniņaskarietemaksa
kočijavagonvoz
vagn
ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ
vagonatlı arabaduruşşaryotaşıma ücreti
toa hành khách

carriage

[ˈkærɪdʒ]
A. N
1. (Brit) (Rail) → vagón m, coche m
2. (horse-drawn) → coche m, carruaje m
3. [of typewriter] → carro m; (= gun carriage) → cureña f
4. (= bearing) [of person] → porte m
5. (Comm) (= transportation) → transporte m, flete m; (= cost) → porte m, flete m
carriage forwardporte debido
carriage freefranco de porte
carriage inwards/outwardsgastos mpl de transporte a cargo del comprador/vendedor
carriage paidportes pagados
B. CPD carriage clock Nreloj m de mesa
carriage drive Ncalzada f
carriage return N (on typewriter etc) → tecla f de retorno
carriage trade N (US) → sector m de transporte de mercancías

carriage

[ˈkærɪdʒ] n
[train] → voiture f, wagon m
(= horse-drawn vehicle) → voiture f
(= transport) [goods] → transport m
(= cost of transport) → (frais mpl de) port m
carriage forward → port
carriage free → franco de port
carriage paid → (en) port payé
[typewriter] → chariot m
(= bearing) [person] → maintien m, port m

carriage

n
(= horse-drawn vehicle)Kutsche f; (US: = baby carriage) → Kinderwagen m; carriage and pairZweispänner m
(Brit Rail) → Wagen m
(Comm: = conveyance) → Beförderung f; (= cost of carriage also)Beförderungskosten pl; carriage forwardFracht zahlt Empfänger; carriage freefrachtfrei; carriage paidfrei Haus
(Typ) → Wagen m; (Comput) → Return nt
(Mil, = gun-carriage) → Lafette f
(of person: = bearing) → Haltung f

carriage

:
carriage clock
n˜ Stiluhr f
carriage return
nWagenrücklauf m
carriageway
n (Brit) → Fahrbahn f

carriage

[ˈkærɪdʒ] n
a. (Brit) (Rail) → carrozza, vagone m, vettura; (horse-drawn) → carrozza; (of typewriter) → carrello
b. (of person, bearing) → portamento
c. (Comm) (of goods) → trasporto; (cost of carriage) → (spese fpl di) trasporto
carriage free → franco di porto
carriage paid → porto pagato
carriage forward → porto assegnato

carriage

(ˈkӕridʒ) noun
1. the act or cost of conveying and delivering goods. Does that price include carriage?
2. a vehicle for carrying (especially in Britain, railway passengers). the carriage nearest the engine; a railway carriage.
3. especially formerly, a horse-drawn passenger vehicle.
4. the part of a typewriter which moves back and forwards, carrying the paper.
5. posture; way of walking.
ˈcarriageway noun
especially in Britain, the part of a road used by cars etc. The overturned bus blocked the whole carriageway.

carriage

عَرَبَة vůz hestevogn Waggon βαγόνι carruaje, vagón junanvaunu wagon kola carrozza 客車 객차 rijtuig vogn wagon vagão вагон vagn ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ vagon toa hành khách 车厢
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