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carriage (ˈkærɪdʒ



  1. (British) a railway coach for passengers
  2. the manner in which a person holds and moves the head and body; bearing
  3. a four-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle for persons
  4. the moving part of a machine that bears another part   ⇒  ■ a typewriter carriage,   ⇒  ■ a lathe carriage
  5.  (ˈkærɪdʒ ; ˈkærɪɪdʒ
    1. the act of conveying; carrying
    2. the charge made for conveying (esp in the phrases carriage forward, when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and carriage paid)

Word Origin

C14: from Old Northern French cariage, from carier to carry


View thesaurus entry
= vehicle, coach, trap, gig, cab, wagon, hackney, conveyance
= transportation, transport, delivery, conveying, freight, conveyance, carrying

Translations for 'carriage'

  • British English: carriage A carriage is one of the separate sections of a train that carries passengers.There were four carriages in the train.ˈkærɪdʒ NOUN
  • Arabic: عَرَبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vagão
  • Chinese: 车厢
  • Croatian: kola
  • Czech: vůzosobního vlaku
  • Danish: hestevogn
  • Dutch: rijtuig
  • European Spanish: vagón
  • Finnish: junanvaunu
  • French: wagon
  • German: Waggon
  • Greek: βαγόνι
  • Italian: carrozza
  • Japanese: 客車
  • Korean: 객차
  • Norwegian: vogn
  • Polish: wagon
  • Portuguese: vagão
  • Romanian: vagon vagoane
  • Russian: вагон
  • Spanish: carruaje
  • Swedish: vagn
  • Thai: ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ
  • Turkish: vagon
  • Ukrainian: вагон
  • Vietnamese: toa hành khách

Example Sentences Including 'carriage'

The witness had waited for a while, then walked through a carriage to the next toilet.
Forsythe, Malcolm The Book Lady
They both grinned salaciously as their eyes went to a pretty brunette sitting further down the carriage.
MacNeill, Alastair Code Breaker
A strong gust of wind sent the carriage tilting on to two wheels.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)


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