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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
 
  David  left  his  carriage  in  the  hand  of  the  keeper  of 
  the  carriage.  --1.  Sam. 
  xvii.  22. 
 
  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.  --Chapman. 
 
  3.  The  price  or  expense  of  carrying. 
 
  4.  That  which  carries  of  conveys,  as: 
  a  A  wheeled  vehicle  for  persons,  esp.  one  designed  for 
  elegance  and  comfort. 
  b  A  wheeled  vehicle  carrying  a  fixed  burden,  as  a  gun 
  carriage. 
  c  A  part  of  a  machine  which  moves  and  carries  of 
  supports  some  other  moving  object  or  part 
  d  A  frame  or  cage  in  which  something  is  carried  or 
  supported;  as  a  bell  carriage. 
 
  5.  The  manner  of  carrying  one's  self  behavior;  bearing; 
  deportment;  personal  manners. 
 
  His  gallant  carriage  all  the  rest  did  grace. 
  --Stirling. 
 
  6.  The  act  or  manner  of  conducting  measures  or  projects; 
  management. 
 
  The  passage  and  whole  carriage  of  this  action 
  --Shak. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carriage 
  n  1:  a  railcar  where  passengers  ride  [syn:  {passenger  car},  {coach}] 
  2:  a  wheeled  vehicle  drawn  by  horses  [syn:  {equipage},  {rig}] 
  3:  characteristic  way  of  bearing  one's  body:  "stood  with  good 
  posture"  [syn:  {bearing},  {posture}] 
  4:  a  machine  part  that  carries  something  else 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Carriage 
  In  the  Authorized  Version  this  word  is  found  as  the  rendering  of 
  many  different  words  In  Judg.  18:21  it  means  valuables,  wealth, 
  or  booty.  In  Isa.  46:1  (R.V.,  "the  things  that  ye  carried 
  about")  the  word  means  a  load  for  a  beast  of  burden.  In  1  Sam. 
  17:22  and  Isa.  10:28  it  is  the  rendering  of  a  word  ("stuff"  in  1 
  Sam.  10:22)  meaning  implements,  equipments,  baggage.  The  phrase 
  in  Acts  21:15,  "We  took  up  our  carriages,"  means  properly,  "We 
  packed  up  our  baggage,"  as  in  the  Revised  Version. 
 




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