A person who or thing that receives or is intended to receive something.
# A trustee appointed to hold and administer property involved in litigation.
# A person appointed to settle the affairs of an insolvent entity.
# A person who accepts stolen goods.
# Any of several electronic devices that receive signals and convert them into sound or vision.
## A telephone handset.
# (label) An offensive player who catches the ball after it has been passed.
# (label) A person who attempts to return the ball after it has been served.
# An element of a mechanical or other system or device designed to accept another element.
## (firearms) The part of a firearm containing the action.
## A vessel for receiving the exhaust steam from the high-pressure cylinder before it enters the low-pressure cylinder, in a compound steam engine.
## A capacious vessel for receiving steam from a distant boiler, and supplying it dry to an engine.
* recipient (more formal, usually referring to one who receives such things as an award or medal)
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.