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carriage (ˈkærɪdʒ Pronunciation for carriage



  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 Pronunciation for ; ˈkærɪɪdʒ Pronunciation for
    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: carriagePronunciation for 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: عَرَبَةPronunciation for عَرَبَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: vagãoPronunciation for vagão
  • Chinese: 车厢Pronunciation for 车厢
  • Croatian: kolaPronunciation for kola
  • Czech: vůzPronunciation for vůzosobního vlaku
  • Danish: hestevognPronunciation for hestevogn
  • Dutch: rijtuigPronunciation for rijtuig
  • European Spanish: vagónPronunciation for vagón
  • Finnish: junanvaunuPronunciation for junanvaunu
  • French: wagonPronunciation for wagon
  • German: WaggonPronunciation for Waggon
  • Greek: βαγόνιPronunciation for βαγόνι
  • Italian: carrozzaPronunciation for carrozza
  • Japanese: 客車Pronunciation for 客車
  • Korean: 객차Pronunciation for 객차
  • Norwegian: vognPronunciation for vogn
  • Polish: wagonPronunciation for wagon
  • Portuguese: vagãoPronunciation for vagão
  • Romanian: vagon vagoane
  • Russian: вагонPronunciation for вагон
  • Spanish: carruajePronunciation for carruaje
  • Swedish: vagnPronunciation for vagn
  • Thai: ตู้โดยสารรถไฟPronunciation for ตู้โดยสารรถไฟ
  • Turkish: vagonPronunciation for vagon
  • Ukrainian: вагон
  • Vietnamese: toa hành kháchPronunciation for 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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