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carriage

car·riage

carriage

 
pronunciation:
kae rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a vehicle with wheels that is covered or enclosed and is used for carrying people.
She put my sister in the baby carriage.Before cars were invented, many people travelled in horse-drawn carriages.
 
synonyms:
buggy, coach
similar words:
cab, chariot, stagecoach, stroller
definition 2: a movable part of a machine that changes the position of another part.
Typewriters and printers have carriages.
similar words:
roller
definition 3: the way a person stands or walks; posture.
She walked with the carriage of a queen.
synonyms:
appearance, bearing, posture
similar words:
attitude, manner, pose
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The word carriage contains the following part:
-age Latin noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
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The suffix -age attaches primarily to bases that are English verbs to form nouns. Base-final y becomes i and base-final silent e is dropped before ľage (carry + -age > carriage , store + -age > storage ) Some nouns ending in -age are loan words from French (voyage , courage ) whose bases are Latin roots.