from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A wheeled vehicle, especially a four-wheeled horse-drawn passenger vehicle, often of an elegant design.
- n. Chiefly British A railroad passenger car.
- n. A baby carriage.
- n. A wheeled support or frame for carrying a heavy object, such as a cannon.
- n. A moving part of a machine for holding or shifting another part: the carriage of a typewriter.
- n. The act or process of transporting or carrying.
- n. The cost of or the charge for transporting.
- n. The manner of holding and moving one's head and body; bearing. See Synonyms at posture.
- n. Archaic Management; administration.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
- n. A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.
- n. A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.
- n. One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
- n. The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.
- n. A shopping cart.
- n. A stroller; a baby carriage.
- adj. Related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is carried; burden; baggage.
- n. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
- n. The price or expense of carrying.
- n. That which carries of conveys
- n. A wheeled vehicle for persons, esp. one designed for elegance and comfort.
- n. A wheeled vehicle carrying a fixed burden, .
- n. A part of a machine which moves and carries of supports some other moving object or part.
- n. A frame or cage in which something is carried or supported.
- n. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
- n. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of carrying, bearing, transporting, or conveying.
- n. Specifically
- n. The carrying of goods, persons, etc.; the business of transportation.
- n. That which is carried; goods transported; load; burden; freight; baggage.
- n. In Scots law, the service of a horse and cart.
- n. The price or expense of carrying.
- n. That which is used for carrying or transporting, especially on or over a solid surface.
- n. A wheeled stand or support: commonly in composition: as, a gun-carriage, a block-carriage for mortars, etc. See gun-carriage.
- n. Any part of a machine which carries another part: as, the carriage of a mule-spinner, a shafting, a type-writer, etc.
- n. That part of the frame of the old hand printing-press which supported and carried the form of types on the bed (or coffin, as it was then called), in its movement to and from the platen or impressing surface. Hand-presses are now made without carriage-frames, and with ribs running in grooved rails.
- n. In carpentry, the timber-frame which supports the steps of a wooden stair.
- n. (f ) The straps or bands by which the sword was hung from the waist-belt in the sixteenth century. See hanger.
- n. The act of carrying or taking from an enemy; conquest; acquisition.
- n. Tax; imposition.
- n. The manner of carrying or managing one's person; hence, behavior; conduct; deportment; manners.
- n. The act or manner of carrying out business; management.
- n. Bearing; import; tenor; meaning.
- n. In equity practice, control or conduct.
- n. A drain; a furrow cut for the purpose of carrying off water.
- n. A customary dry measure used for lime, consisting of 64 heaped bushels.
- n. In saddlery, a long handle fitted at one end with a knob and at the other with a branch for receiving a small circular tool: used for ornamenting leather.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. characteristic way of bearing one's body
- n. a machine part that carries something else
- n. a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around
- n. a vehicle with wheels drawn by one or more horses
- n. a railcar where passengers ride
Middle English cariage, from Norman French, from Old North French carier, to carry; see carry.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old Northern French cariage, from carier ("to carry"). (Wiktionary)