What is the difference between carriage and train?

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As nouns the difference between carriage and train

is that carriage is the act of conveying; carrying while train is elongated portion or train can be (obsolete) treachery; deceit.

As a adjective carriage

is related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

As a verb train is

to practice an ability.




(en noun)
  • The act of conveying; carrying.
  • Means of conveyance.
  • A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  • The carriage ride was very romantic.
  • (British) A rail car, esp. designed for the conveyance of passengers.
  • A manner of walking and moving in general; how one carries oneself, bearing, gait.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , II.i:
  • His carriage was full comely and vpright, / His countenaunce demure and temperate [...].
  • * 2010 , (Christopher Hitchens), Hitch-22 , Atlantic 2011, p. 90:
  • He chose to speak largely about Vietnam [...], and his wonderfully sonorous voice was as enthralling to me as his very striking carriage and appearance.
  • (archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 407:
  • He now assumed a carriage to me so very different from what he had lately worn, and so nearly resembling his behaviour the first week of our marriage, that [...] he might, possibly, have rekindled my fondness for him.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I:
  • Some people whisper but no doubt they lie, / For malice still imputes some private end, / That Inez had, ere Don Alfonso's marriage, / Forgot with him her very prudent carriage [...].
  • The part of a typewriter supporting the paper.
  • (US, New England) A shopping cart.
  • (British) A stroller; a baby carriage.
  • The charge made for conveying (especially in the phrases carriage forward'', when the charge is to be paid by the receiver, and ''carriage paid ).
  • Hyponyms

    * araba * barouche * Berlin * brougham * booby * brake * cab * calash * caravan * carriole * carryall * cart * Catherine * chaise * clarence * coach * coachee * Coburg * coup * croydon * curricle * dennet * devil-carriage * dobbin * dormeuse * double * droshky * family * fiacre * fly * four-wheeler * gharry * gig * Gladstone * hackery * hackney * hansom * hearse * horse-box * horse-fly * hutch * jaun * Jersey * landau * noddy * phaeton * Pilentum * post-chariot * Rockaway * rumbelow * shigram * sledge * sociable * solo * sulky * surrey * tarantass * unicorn * vettura * Victoria * vinaigrette (person-drawn or pushed; not horse-drawn) * * voiturin * volante * wagonette * walnut-shell * whirlicote * whisky


  • Related to a wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
  • :
  • *
  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked home […], foaming and raging.He walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage -horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
  • *
  • *:a delighted shout from the children swung him toward the door again. His sister, Mrs. Gerard, stood there in carriage gown and sables, radiant with surprise. ¶ "Phil!  You!   Exactly like you, Philip, to come strolling in from the antipodes—dear fellow!" recovering from the fraternal embrace and holding both lapels of his coat in her gloved hands.
  • See also

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    (wikipedia train)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl), from (etyl) . The verb was derived from the noun in Middle English.


    (en noun)
  • Elongated portion.
  • # The elongated back portion of a dress or skirt (or an ornamental piece of material added to similar effect), which drags along the ground.
  • #* 1817 , (Jane Austen), Northanger Abbey :
  • They called each other by their Christian name, were always arm in arm when they walked, pinned up each other's train for the dance, and were not to be divided in the set [...].
  • #*
  • #* 2011 , Imogen Fox, The Guardian , 20 Apr 2011:
  • Lace sleeves, a demure neckline, a full skirt and a relatively modest train .
  • # A trail or line (of) something, especially gunpowder.
  • #* 1873 , (Charlotte Mary Yonge), Aunt Charlotte's Stories of English History for the little ones :
  • A party was sent to search, and there they found all the powder ready prepared, and, moreover, a man with a lantern, one Guy Fawkes, who had undertaken to be the one to set fire to the train of gunpowder, hoping to escape before the explosion.
  • #
  • Connected sequence of people or things.
  • # A group of people following an important figure, king etc.; a retinue, a group of retainers.
  • #* 1610 , , act 5 scene 1
  • Sir, I invite your Highness and your train  / To my poor cell, where you shall take your rest /For this one night
  • #* 2009 , (Anne Easter Smith), The King's Grace :
  • Grace was glad the citizenry did not know Katherine Gordon was in the king's train , but she was beginning to understand Henry's motive for including the pretender's wife.
  • # A group of animals, vehicles, or people that follow one another in a line, such as a wagon train; a caravan or procession.
  • # A sequence of events or ideas which are interconnected; a course or procedure (of) something.
  • #* 1872 , (Charles Darwin), The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals :
  • A man may be absorbed in the deepest thought, and his brow will remain smooth until he encounters some obstacle in his train of reasoning, or is interrupted by some disturbance, and then a frown passes like a shadow over his brow.
  • #* 2012 , Rory Carroll, The Guardian , 18 Jun 2012:
  • "Where was I?" he asked several times during the lunch, losing his train of thought.
  • # (military) The men and vehicles following an army, which carry artillery and other equipment for battle or siege.
  • # A set of interconnected mechanical parts which operate each other in sequence.
  • # A series of electrical pulses.
  • # A series (of) specified vehicles, originally tramcars in a mine, and later especially railway carriages, coupled together.
  • # A line of connected railway cars or carriages considered overall as a mode of transport; (as uncountable noun) rail travel.
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine.
  • #* 2009 , (Hanif Kureishi), The Guardian , 24 Jan 2009:
  • This winter we thought we'd go to Venice by train , for the adventure.
  • #* {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=13 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) , title= Ideas coming down the track , passage=A “moving platform” scheme
  • # A long, heavy sleigh used in Canada for the transportation of merchandise, wood, etc.
  • # (sex, slang) An act wherein series of men line up and then penetrate a woman or bottom, especially as a form of gang rape.
  • #* 1988 , X Motion Picture and Center for New Art Activities (New York, N.Y.), Bomb: Issues 26-29 , link
  • Then Swooney agreed, "Yeah, let's run a train up the fat cunt."
  • #* 2005 , Violet Blue, Best Women's Erotica 2006: Volume 2001 , link
  • “You want us to run a train on you?”
  • #* 2010 , Diesel King, A Good Time in the Hood , page 12
  • We eventually began to decide that with the endless supply of men we had there was no need to only run trains , or gangbang, the insatiables.
  • Derived terms
    * ammunition train * baggage train * freight train * goods train * it's not the whistle that pulls the train * mail train * pack train * railroad train * railway train * road train * steam train * supply train * trainiac * trainmaster * train track * vactrain * wagon train
    * Irish: (l) * Welsh:


    (en verb)
  • To practice an ability.
  • To teach and form by practice; to educate; to exercise with discipline.
  • * Dryden
  • The warrior horse here bred he's taught to train .
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Gary Younge)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Hypocrisy lies at heart of Manning prosecution , passage=The dispatches […] also exposed the blatant discrepancy between the west's professed values and actual foreign policies. Having lectured the Arab world about democracy for years, its collusion in suppressing freedom was undeniable as protesters were met by weaponry and tear gas made in the west, employed by a military trained by westerners.}}
  • To improve one's fitness.
  • To proceed in sequence.
  • To move (a gun) laterally so that it points in a different direction.
  • (horticulture) To encourage (a plant or branch) to grow in a particular direction or shape, usually by pruning and bending.
  • * Jeffrey
  • He trained the young branches to the right hand or to the left.
  • (mining) To trace (a lode or any mineral appearance) to its head.
  • (video games) To create a trainer for; to apply cheats to (a game).
  • * 2000 , "Sensei David O.E. Mohr - Lord Ronin from Q-Link", WTB:"The Last V-8" C128 game -name correction'' (on newsgroup ''comp.sys.cbm )
  • I got a twix on the 128 version being fixed and trained by Mad Max at M2K BBS 208-587-7636 in Mountain Home Idaho. He fixes many games and puts them on his board. One of my sources for games and utils.
  • (obsolete) To draw along; to trail; to drag.
  • * Milton
  • In hollow cube / Training his devilish enginery.
  • (obsolete) To draw by persuasion, artifice, or the like; to attract by stratagem; to entice; to allure.
  • * Shakespeare
  • If but a dozen French / Were there in arms, they would be as a call / To train ten thousand English to their side.
  • * Shakespeare
  • O, train me not, sweet mermaid, with thy note.
  • * Ford
  • This feast, I'll gage my life, / Is but a plot to train you to your ruin.
    Derived terms
    * trainer * training * weight-train * weight training

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) traine, (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) Treachery; deceit.
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.3:
  • In the meane time, through that false Ladies traine / He was surprisd, and buried under beare, / Ne ever to his worke returnd againe [...].
  • (obsolete) A trick or stratagem.
  • (obsolete) A trap for animals; a snare.
  • (obsolete) A lure; a decoy.