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
Nine days employed in carriage.
3. The price or expense of
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
5. The manner of carrying one's self;
behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
His gallant carriage all the rest did
6. The act or manner of conducting
measures or projects; management.
The passage and whole carriage of this
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-