(en proper noun
(Roman god) The Roman goddess of victory; equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike.
* 1838 , Court and Cabinet Gossip of a New Reign , April 1838, pages 512-513:
*:: *George IV., who, whatever his faults, had a true British spirit and sentiments, declared both to be anti-British, and expressed himself in no measured terms at the time about giving the royal infant such unEnglish names.
* 1985 Dan Simmons: Song of Kali : ISBN 031286583X pages 4, 17:
- Alexander of Russia, the patron saint of the Cobourgs, was dead, so Alexandrina of England, named in honour of him, gave way to Victoria' the tutelary deity of his (when living) subservient Cobourgs. Both names are alike foreign and unharmonious to British ears,* although of the two, Alexandrina perhaps the most euphonious. Let us hope, and we have reason to hope, that the Queen will nationalize that of ' Victoria , and make it the theme of song and history with that of Elizabeth.
- When I had first told him the name we'd chosen for our daughter, Abe had suggested that it was a pretty damn waspy title for the offspring of an Indian princess and a Chicago pollock.- - -
One of the six states of Australia, situated in the south-eastern part of the continent, with its capital at Melbourne.
(historical, Australia) The British colony in what is now the Australian state of Victoria.
The capital of Seychelles.
Provincial capital of British Columbia (Canada).
A rural municipality in Manitoba
Main town of the federal territory of Labuan (Malaysia).
Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa.
The City of Victoria, a settlement in Hong Kong often referred to as its capital
A town in Grenada
A city in Texas
(label) Short for , a main belt asteroid.
- I never would have chosen the name "Victoria'" but was secretly delighted by it. Amrita first suggested it one hot day in July and we treated it as a joke. It seemed that one of her earliest memories was of arriving by train at '''Victoria''' Station in Bombay. That huge edifice - one of the remnants of the British Raj, which evidently still defines India - had always filled Amrita with a sense of awe. Since that time, the name ' Victoria had evoked an echo of beauty, elegance and mystery in her.
* Victoria Day
* VIC / Vic / (abbreviation)
* (Queen Victoria)
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.