(?), 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.]
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David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of the carriage.
1. Sam. xvii. 22.
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And after those days we took up our carriages and went up to Jerusalem.
Acts. xxi. 15.
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2. The act of carrying, transporting, or conveying.
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Nine days employed in carriage.
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3. The price or expense of carrying.
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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.
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5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
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His gallant carriage all the rest did grace.
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6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
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The passage and whole carriage of this action.
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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-cochre.
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