* (rare nonstandard spellings) Catheryn, Cathryn, Katheryn
(en proper noun
* 1763 Voltaire and Catherine the Great: Selected Correspondence . Voltaire, Catherine, Antony Lentin.(Translation from French.)Publ. Oriental Research Partners,1973:
- - - - despite of what you say of my fine name, I think my head is so obstinate and inflexible that the name Catherine was well chosen. It suits my character. I was given the name by the late Empress Elisabeth, to whom I owe much; she gave it to me out of affection and out of respect for her mother
* 1981 Carole Gift Page, Carrie , Bethany House Publishers (1994), ISBN 155661523X, page 55:
- It was named Catherine', but he never called it the name in full, as he had never called the first ' Catherine short, probably because Heathcliff had a habit of doing so. The little one was always Cathy, it formed to him a distinction from the mother, and yet, a connection with her;
* 2003 Michael O. Gregory: The Dead Years : page 35:
- "Is that your given name?" "Not exactly. My father named me Catherine', and my mother nicknamed me Carrie. Nobody calls me '''Catherine'''." "Oh, but you're much more a '''Catherine''' than a Carrie," observed Peter seriously. "Carrie is simple and mundane; ' Catherine is complex and beautiful."
- "Yes, Catherine' sounds like a lovely name. I like it. My new name will be '''Catherine'''." She rolled the name ' Catherine silently again. The name had character a noble ring to it she really liked it.
The act of conveying; carrying.
Means of conveyance.
A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.
(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:
- The carriage ride was very romantic.
* 2010 , (Christopher Hitchens), Hitch-22 , Atlantic 2011, p. 90:
- His carriage was full comely and vpright, / His countenaunce demure and temperate [...].
(archaic) One's behaviour, or way of conducting oneself towards others.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 407:
- He chose to speak largely about Vietnam [...], and his wonderfully sonorous voice was as enthralling to me as his very striking carriage and appearance.
* 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , I:
- 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.
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 ).
- 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 [...].
* vinaigrette (person-drawn or pushed; not horse-drawn)
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.