Crossword clues for carriage
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.]
David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage.
--1. Sam. xvii. 2
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.
The price or expense of carrying.
That which carries of conveys, as:
A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort.
A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, as a gun carriage.
A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part.
A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported; as, a bell carriage.
The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
His gallant carriage all the rest did grace.
The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
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.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
a. Related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power. n. 1 The act of conveying; carrying. 2 Means of conveyance. 3 A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power. 4 (context British English) A rail car, ''esp.'' designed for the conveyance of passengers. 5 (context now rare English) A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait. 6 (context archaic English) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others. 7 The part of a typewriter supporting the paper. 8 (context US New England English) A shopping cart. 9 (context British English) 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'').
a machine part that carries something else
A carriage is a wheeled vehicle for people, usually horse-drawn; litters (palanquins) and sedan chairs are excluded, since they are wheelless vehicles. The carriage 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 comfortable. Carriages normally have suspension using leaf springs, elliptical springs (in the 19th century) or leather strapping. A public passenger vehicle would not usually be called a carriage – terms for such include stagecoach, charabanc and omnibus. Working vehicles such as the (four-wheeled) wagon and (two-wheeled) cart share important parts of the history of the carriage, as is the fast (two-wheeled) chariot.
Carriage is a wheeled vehicle for carrying people, especially horse-drawn.
Carriage may also refer to:
Usage examples of "carriage".
OF THE TIMES when Adams felt himself uncomfortably alone at center stage, there were few to compare to the afternoon in London, when at the end of a short ride through the rain with Lord Carmarthen in his carriage, they approached the arched gatehouse at St.
The grand cavalcade that escorted Adams out of the city included more than forty carriages.
Through the sweltering summer, Adams never missed a day in the Senate, rolling in each morning from Richmond Hill in a one-horse chaise, not the fine carriage portrayed in hostile newspaper accounts.
Expecting her to arrive at Philadelphia on May 10, Adams set off that morning by carriage and met her about twenty-five miles outside the city.
Sometimes on summer afternoons she came out of the house and got into her carriage.
Next morning they resumed their journey, and halted one night more before they reached Tepellene, in approaching which they met a carriage, not inelegantly constructed after the German fashion, with a man on the box driving four-in-hand, and two Albanian soldiers standing on the footboard behind.
The time involved was about half an hour, between seven-fifteen, when Phoebe Gunther left the baby carriage and its contents, including the monkey wrenches, with Boone in the room, and around seven forty-five, when Alger Kates discovered the body.
God knows what the fierce Spaniard would have answered, but at that moment the carriage stopped at the door of the theatre.
As banquet-favors, he gave eunuchs, or four-horse chariots, or horses with saddles, or mules, or litters, or carriages, or a thousand aurei or a hundred pounds of silver.
The carriages are also to be carefully examined, the trunnion-holes and arms of the axletrees cleaned, and saturated with boiled linseed oil, the cracks filled with putty, and rubbed smooth, and the trunnion-holes black-leaded.
Queen was evidently expected at the Casa del Ayuntamiento, for at the approach of the carriage the great doors were thrown open and a number of servants appeared in the patio, which was but dimly lighted.
He is drawn about in a light carriage made of basketwork, and this serves him also for his bed.
I sleep better in my carriage than in the bad beds they give you in the inns.
Townsmen and merchants on top of their carriages, cavalry officers, bright in their red and gold uniforms, rough teamsters in what passed for formal dress in that level of society, illiterate shepherds from the Randau Basin and befurred mountain folk from the north, sweating in their heavy cloaks.
Had they traveled from Natchez to New Orleans by steamboat and then by ship to Biloxi, they would have greatly reduced their time en route, but Robert Somerton had brought a fine carriage to the city on the bluff, and by this mode he would return.