- Word Explorer, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||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.
The word carriage
contains the following part:
that means act, process, or result of (the action indicated by the verb base)
More about this word part:
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
, store + -age
) Some nouns ending in -age
are loan words from French (voyage
) whose bases are Latin roots.