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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

In the Authorized Version this word is found as the rendering of many different words. In Judges 18:21 it means valuables, wealth, or booty. In Isaiah 46:1 (R.V., "the things that ye carried about") the word means a load for a beast of burden. In 1 Samuel 17:22 and Isaiah 10:28 it is the rendering of a word ("stuff" in 1 Samuel 10:22) meaning implements, equipments, baggage. The phrase in Acts 21:15, "We took up our carriages," means properly, "We packed up our baggage," as in the Revised Version.

Smith's Bible Dictionary

This word signifies what we now call "baggage." In the margin of (1 Samuel 17:20) and 1 Samuel 26:5-7 And there only, "carriage" is employed int he sense of a wagon or cart.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary


1. The act of carrying, bearing, transporting, or conveying; as the carriage of sounds.

2. The act of taking by an enemy; conquest; acquisition.

3. That which carries, especially on wheels; a vehicle. This is a general term for a coach, chariot, chaise, gig, sulkey, or other vehicle on wheels, as a cannon-carriage on trucks, a block-carriage for mortars, and a truck-carriage. Appropriately the word is applied to a coach; and carts and wagons are rarely or never called carriages.

4. The price or expense of carrying.

5. That which is carried; burden; as baggage, vessels, furniture, etc.

And David left his carriage in the hands of the keeper of the carriage 1 Samuel 17:22.

6. In a moral sense, the manner of carrying ones self; behavior; conduct; deportment; personal manners.

7. Measures; practices; management.