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 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 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.
5. The manner of carrying one's self; behavior; bearing; deportment; personal manners.
His gallant carriage all the rest did grace. --Stirling.
6. The act or manner of conducting measures or projects; management.
The passage and whole carriage of this action. --Shak.
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-cochère.