Coup vs Carriage - What's the difference?

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Coup is a hyponym of carriage.

As nouns the difference between coup and carriage

is that coup is a quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph while carriage is the act of conveying; carrying.

As a adjective carriage is

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

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(en noun)
  • A quick, brilliant, and highly successful act; a triumph.
  • * 2000 , P. E. Bryden, The Ontario-Quebec Axis: Postwar Strategies in Intergovernmental Negotiations'', Edgar-André Montigny, Anne Lorene Chambers (editors), ''Ontario Since Confederation: A Reader , page 399,
  • The conference was a major coup for Robarts, who received congratulations for his 'expert handling' of the 'risky venture.'
  • * 2004 , Charles R. Geisst, Wall Street: A History , page 116,
  • While the price was considered a coup for Morgan, enhancing his reputation on Wall Street, Carnegie had a different explanation for his selling price.
  • * 2005 , Laryce Henderson Rybka, Legacy of the Lamp , page 252,
  • "It was quite a coup for Pullen Park to get it. It had been in storage for awhile, and several parks in other places wanted to purchase it."
  • * 2014 , Jamie Jackson, " Ángel di María says Manchester United were the ‘only club’ after Real", The Guardian , 26 August 2014:
  • Yet the capture of Di María, who was the man of the match when Real won a 10th Champions League in May, represents something a coup for United considering the club are not in Europe’s premier club competition and need to strengthen their squad after the team have let five points slip from the first two matches.
  • (US, historical, of Native Americans) A blow against an enemy delivered in a way that shows bravery.
  • * 2007 , James Mooney, George Bird Grinnell, Edmund Nequatewa, Native American Ways: Four Paths to Enlightenment , page 316,
  • Thus, for a horseman to ride over and knock down an enemy, who was on foot, was regarded among the Blackfeet as a coup , for the horseman might be shot at close quarters, or might receive a lance thrust.
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  • * 1985 , Christopher S. Clapham, Third World Politics: An Introduction , page 137,
  • Military coups and the military regimes which follow from them are so much a feature of third world politics that their presence or absence in any given region might almost be taken as a rough and ready touchstone of third worldliness.
  • * 2003 , April A. Gordon, Nigeria's Diverse Peoples: A Reference Sourcebook , page 130,
  • It was the military's discontent with what was happening in the country and in the military that led to the first military coup in January 1966. The First Republic was brought to an ignoble end and replaced with a military government.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-23, author=(Jonathan Steele)
  • , volume=189, issue=11, page=18, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The west has little influence in Egypt , passage=The coup was well-planned. Fuel was artificially held back so as to create shortages and dissatisfaction with Brotherhood rule. The old state-controlled unions mounted public sector strikes that further sabotaged the economy and annoyed people. Police-controlled thugs who had been used against the Tahrir Square demonstrations in 2011 came back into action.}}
  • (by extension) A takeover of one group by another.
  • Synonyms


    Derived terms

    * count coup (qualifier) * coup stick (qualifier)

    See also

    * (acknowledgement of a successful hit) English terms with homophones ----




    (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.
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  • *: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.
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  • *: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.
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