carriage

  • 1 carriage — car‧riage [ˈkærɪdʒ] noun [uncountable] 1. COMMERCE TRANSPORT when goods are moved by vehicle from one place to another; = FREIGHT: • The receipts for carriage of timber have formed an important proportion of revenue. 2 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Carriage — Car riage, n. [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.] [1913 Webster] David… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 carriage — [kar′ij; ] for 2, usually [ kar′ē ij΄] n. [ME cariage, baggage, transport < Anglo Fr, cart, carriage < carier, CARRY] 1. the act of carrying; transportation 2. the cost of carrying; transportation charge 3. Archaic a) management or handling …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 carriage — I noun affreightment, airfreight, carrying, cartage, conveyance, drayage, portage, porterage, shipment, shipping, transfer, transference, translocation, transportation, transshipment, truckage, vehiculum associated concepts: affreightment,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 carriage — late 14c., act of carrying, means of conveyance, wheeled, vehicles collectively, from Anglo Fr. and O.N.Fr. cariage cart, carriage, from carier to carry (see CARRY (Cf. carry)). Meaning individual wheeled vehicle is c.1400; specific sense of… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 carriage — [n1] delivery of freight carrying, conveyance, conveying, delivering, freight, transit, transport, transportation; concepts 148,217 carriage [n2] posture, physical and mental air, aspect, attitude, bearing, behavior, cast, comportment, conduct,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 carriage — ► NOUN 1) a four wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by two or more horses. 2) Brit. any of the separate passenger vehicles of a train. 3) Brit. the conveying of goods from one place to another. 4) a person s bearing or deportment. 5) a moving part… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Carriage — A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse drawn. It is especially designed for private passenger use and for comfort or elegance, though some are also used to transport goods. It may be light, smart and fast or heavy, large and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 9 carriage — 01. We put the children in the [carriage] and took them down to the park for a picnic. 02. We took a horse drawn [carriage] through the old town. 03. The young woman sadly waved goodbye as the railway [carriage] slowly pulled away from the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 carriage — n. vehicle 1) see baby carriage 2) a railway carriage (BE; AE has railroad car) 3) a horse drawn carriage support 4) a gun; typewriter carriage bearing 5) an erect; proud carriage * * * [ kærɪdʒ] proud carriage typewriter carriage …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 carriage — [[t]kæ̱rɪʤ[/t]] carriages 1) N COUNT: also by N A carriage is an old fashioned vehicle, usually for a small number of passengers, which is pulled by horses. The President elect followed in an open carriage drawn by six beautiful gray horses. 2) N …

    English dictionary

  • 12 carriage — /kar ij/; for 9 also /kar ee ij/, n. 1. a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, as one drawn by horses and designed for comfort and elegance. 2. See baby carriage. 3. Brit. a railway passenger coach. 4. a wheeled support, as for a cannon. 5. a… …

    Universalium

  • 13 carriage — noun 1 vehicle pulled by horses ADJECTIVE ▪ horse drawn, open ▪ royal VERB + CARRIAGE ▪ ride in ▪ drive …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 carriage — / kærɪdʒ/ noun 1. the transporting of goods from one place to another ● to pay for carriage 2. the cost of transport of goods ● to allow 10% for carriage ● Carriage is 15% of the total cost. ♦ carriage free a deal where the customer does not pay… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 15 carriage — n. 1 Brit. a railway passenger vehicle. 2 a wheeled passenger vehicle, esp. one with four wheels and pulled by horses. 3 a the conveying of goods. b the cost of this (carriage paid). 4 the part of a machine (e.g. a typewriter) that carries other… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 carriage — car|riage S3 [ˈkærıdʒ] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(vehicle pulled by horse)¦ 2¦(train)¦ 3¦(movement of goods)¦ 4¦(machine part)¦ 5¦(position of body)¦ 6¦(for moving heavy objects)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old North French; Origin: cariage, from carier;… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 carriage — noun a) A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power. The carriage ride was very romantic. b) A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers. His carriage was full comely and vpright, / His countenaunce demure and temperate [...] …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 carriage — noun 1) a railway carriage Syn: coach, car; Brit. saloon 2) a horse and carriage Syn: wagon, coach 3) an erect carriage Syn: posture …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 19 carriage */ — UK [ˈkærɪdʒ] / US [ˈkerɪdʒ] noun Word forms carriage : singular carriage plural carriages 1) [countable] a vehicle with wheels that is pulled by horses, especially one used in the past before cars were invented 2) [countable] British one of the… …

    English dictionary

  • 20 carriage — /ˈkærɪdʒ / (say karij) noun 1. a wheeled vehicle for conveying persons, usually drawn by horses, especially one designed for comfort and elegance. 2. Also, railway carriage. Railways a passenger carrying vehicle unit. 3. a wheeled support, as for …

    Australian English dictionary