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n. An inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place.
n. A movable single seat with a back.n. An official seat, as of a chief magistrate or a judge, but esp. that of a professor; hence, the office itself.
n. A bed or stretcher so arranged that a person, esp. a sick or wounded person, may be easily carried in or upon it.n. Straw, hay, etc., scattered on a floor, as bedding for animals to rest on; also, a covering of straw for plants.
n. A portable chair or covered vehicle for carrying a single person, -- usually borne on poles by two men. Called also sedan chair.
n. That in or on which any person or thing is, or may be, carried, as a coach, carriage, wagon, cart, car, sleigh, bicycle, etc.; a means of conveyance; specifically, a means of conveyance upon land.n. That which is used as the instrument of conveyance or communication; as, matter is the vehicle of energy.
n. A carriage hung on poles, and borne by and between two horses.
n. A low four-wheeled carriage used in Russia. The carriage box rests on two long, springy poles which run from the fore to the hind axletree. When snow falls, the wheels are taken off, and the body is mounted on a sledge.
p. pr. & vb. n. of Litter
n. The act of wearing (clothes or ornaments).n. The act of carrying young in the womb from conception to delivery; pregnancy.
n. The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage.n. The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water.
n. An easy chariot or carriage, used by Roman ladies, and in which the vessels, etc., for sacred rites were carried.
n. A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as a mark of honor.n. An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
a. Of or pertaining to an empire, or to an emperor; as, an imperial government; imperial authority or edict.a. Belonging to, or suitable to, supreme authority, or one who wields it; royal; sovereign; supreme.
n. To be at rest in an erect position; to be fixed in an upright or firm positionn. To be supported on the feet, in an erect or nearly erect position; -- opposed to lie, sit, kneel, etc.
n. Fine, dry particles of earth or other matter, so comminuted that they may be raised and wafted by the wind; that which is crumbled too minute portions; fine powder; as, clouds of dust; bone dust.n. A single particle of earth or other matter.
p. pr. & vb. n. of Dust