car·riage / ˈkarij/ • n. 1. a means of conveyance, in particular: ∎ a four-wheeled passenger vehicle pulled by two or more horses: a horse-drawn carriage. ∎ a baby carriage. ∎ a shopping cart. ∎ a wheeled support for moving a heavy object such as a gun. ∎ Brit. a passenger car of a train: the first-class carriages.2. the transporting of items or merchandise from one place to another. ∎ the cost of such a procedure.3. a moving part of a machine that carries other parts into the required position: a typewriter carriage.4. [in sing.] a person's bearing or deportment: her carriage was graceful.