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
1. That which is carried; burden; baggage. [Obs.]
David left his carriage in the hand of the keeper of
the carriage. --1. Sam.
And after those days we took up our carriages and
went up to Jerusalem. --Acts. xxi.
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
(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.
6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects;
The passage and whole carriage of this action.
, a horse kept for drawing a carriage.
(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.