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carriage

car·riage

carriage

 
 
pronunciation:
kae rihj
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part of speech: noun
definition: a vehicle with no engine for carrying people. You push or pull a carriage to make it move.
She put her baby in the baby carriage.Before cars were invented, many people traveled in carriages pulled by horses.
 
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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.