Meaning of CARRIAGE in English


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 parts into the required position.

5 a gun-carriage.

6 a manner of carrying oneself; one's bearing or deportment.

Phrases and idioms:

carriage and pair a carriage with two horses pulling it. carriage clock a portable clock in a rectangular case with a handle on top. carriage-dog a dalmatian.

Etymology: ME f. ONF cariage f. carier CARRY

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.