carriage Definition

  • 1a vehicle with four wheels drawn by horses, used in the past for carrying passengers and goods
  • 2a separate section of a train for carrying passengers

Using carriage: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "carriage" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The carriage was pulled by two horses.

  • Example

    The train carriage was full of people.

  • Example

    She arrived at the ball in a beautiful carriage.

  • Example

    The carriage ride through the countryside was very pleasant.

carriage Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for carriage

Idioms Using carriage

  • get/hop on the bandwagon

    to join a popular trend or activity


    After the team won the championship, everyone wanted to get on the bandwagon and support them.

  • to do things in the wrong order


    You can't start building the house until you have the land. Don't put the cart before the horse.

  • to betray or sacrifice someone for personal gain


    He threw his colleague under the bus to make himself look good in front of the boss.

Phrases with carriage

  • a wheeled chair or carriage in which a baby is pushed around


    She took her baby for a walk in the park in his new baby carriage.

  • the action of moving the cursor on a computer screen to the beginning of the next line


    Pressing the 'Enter' key on the keyboard causes a carriage return.

  • stagecoach

    a large carriage pulled by horses that was used to carry passengers and mail on a regular route between towns in the past


    In the old days, the stagecoach was the primary mode of transportation between towns.

Origins of carriage

from Old Northern French 'carriage', meaning 'a cart'


Summary: carriage in Brief

The term 'carriage' [ˈkærɪdʒ] refers to a vehicle with four wheels drawn by horses, used in the past for carrying passengers and goods, or a separate section of a train for carrying passengers. It extends into phrases like 'baby carriage' and 'carriage return,' and idioms like 'get on the bandwagon,' denoting joining a popular trend, and 'put the cart before the horse,' implying doing things in the wrong order.

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