Definition of Carry
1. Noun. The act of carrying something.
Specialized synonyms: Backpacking, Packing, Piggyback, Fireman's Carry, Portage, Porterage
2. Verb. Move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body. "These pipes carry waste water into the river"
Specialized synonyms: Shoulder, Port, Bear, Bucket, Return, Pipe In, Port, Porter, Pack, Cart, Fly, Haul, Lug, Tote, Tug, Chariot, Bring, Convey, Take
Generic synonyms: Displace, Move
Derivative terms: Carrier, Carrier, Carrier, Carrier, Transport, Transportation, Transporter, Transporter
3. Verb. Have with oneself; have on one's person. "They carry more bread"; "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
4. Verb. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission. "Many metals conduct heat"
Related verbs: Convey, Express
Generic synonyms: Bring, Convey, Take
Specialized synonyms: Wash Up, Pipe In, Bring In, Retransmit
Derivative terms: Carrier, Channel, Channel, Conduction, Conductive, Conductor, Conductor, Transmission, Transmittal
5. Verb. Serve as a means for expressing something. "His voice carried a lot of anger"
Specialized synonyms: Measure, Quantify
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Intercommunicate
Related verbs: Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit
Derivative terms: Expressible, Expressive
6. Verb. Bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of. "We carry a very large mortgage"
7. Verb. Support or hold in a certain manner. "He carried himself upright"
Specialized synonyms: Sling, Stoop, Piggyback, Balance, Poise, Acquit, Bear, Behave, Comport, Conduct, Deport
Related verbs: Bear
Derivative terms: Bearing, Carriage
8. Verb. Contain or hold; have within. "They carry the animals"; "This can contains water"
Generic synonyms: Include
Related verbs: Contain, Hold, Take
Specialized synonyms: Retain, Confine, Enclose, Hold In
Derivative terms: Container, Content, Continent, Hold
9. Verb. Extend to a certain degree. "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
10. Verb. Continue or extend. "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
Generic synonyms: Continue
Related verbs: Draw Out, Extend, Prolong, Protract, Extend
11. Verb. Be necessarily associated with or result in or involve. "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
12. Verb. Win in an election. "The senator carried his home state"
13. Verb. Include, as on a list. "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
14. Verb. Behave in a certain manner. "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Hold, Act, Move
Specialized synonyms: Fluster, Assert, Put Forward, Deal, Walk Around, Pose, Posture
Derivative terms: Bearing, Comportment, Conduct, Conduct, Deportment
15. Verb. Have on hand. "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
Generic synonyms: Have, Have Got, Hold
Derivative terms: Stock, Stock, Stockist, Stockpile, Stockpile, Stockpiling
16. Verb. Include as the content; broadcast or publicize. "All major networks carried the press conference"
Generic synonyms: Broadcast, Circularise, Circularize, Circulate, Diffuse, Disperse, Disseminate, Distribute, Pass Around, Propagate, Spread
17. Verb. Propel,. "Dribble the ball"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit
Derivative terms: Dribble, Dribbler, Dribbling
18. Verb. Pass on a communication. "The news was carried to every village in the province"
19. Verb. Have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence. "The restaurant carries an unusual name"
20. Verb. Be conveyed over a certain distance. "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
21. Verb. Keep up with financial support. "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
22. Verb. Have or possess something abstract. "I carry a lot of life insurance"
23. Verb. Be equipped with (a mast or sail). "This boat can only carry a small sail"
24. Verb. Win approval or support for. "His speech did not sway the voters"
Generic synonyms: Act Upon, Influence, Work
Derivative terms: Persuasible, Persuasive, Sway
25. Verb. Compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance. "I resent having to carry her all the time"
26. Verb. Take further or advance. "Carry a cause"
27. Verb. Have on the surface or on the skin. "Carry scars"
28. Verb. Capture after a fight. "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
29. Verb. Transfer (entries) from one account book to another.
30. Verb. Transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication. "Put down 5 and carry 2"
31. Verb. Pursue a line of scent or be a bearer. "The dog was taught to fetch and carry"
32. Verb. Bear (a crop). "This land does not carry olives"
33. Verb. Propel or give impetus to. "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
34. Verb. Drink alcohol without showing ill effects. "He had drunk more than he could carry"
35. Verb. Be able to feed. "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
36. Verb. Have a certain range. "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
37. Verb. Cover a certain distance or advance beyond. "The drive carried to the green"
38. Verb. Secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions). "The motion carried easily"
39. Verb. Be successful in. "She lost the game but carried the match"
40. Verb. Sing or play against other voices or parts. "He cannot carry a tune"
41. Verb. Be pregnant with. "I am carrying his child"
Generic synonyms: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have
Related verbs: Bear, Birth, Deliver, Give Birth, Have, Expect
Derivative terms: Expectant, Expectation, Gestation, Gestation
Definition of Carry
1. v. t. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
2. v. i. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
3. n. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
Definition of Carry
1. Verb. (transitive) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting. ¹
2. Verb. (transitive) To stock or supply (something). ¹
3. Verb. (transitive) To adopt (something); take (something) over. ¹
4. Verb. (transitive) To adopt or resolve upon, especially in a deliberative assembly; as, to carry a motion. ¹
5. Verb. (transitive) (arithmetic) In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there. ¹
6. Verb. (transitive) To have or maintain (something). ¹
7. Verb. (intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel. ¹
8. Verb. (transitive nautical) to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding ¹
9. Verb. (transitive sports) To transport (the ball) whilst maintaining possession. ¹
10. Noun. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried. ¹
11. Noun. (computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Definition of Carry
1. to convey from one place to another [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]
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Literary usage of Carry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville (1839)
"WHY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES DOES NOT REQUIRE THE MAJORITY OF THE TWO HOUSES IN ORDER TO carry ON THE GOVERNMENT. IT is an established axiom in ..."
2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"... when they are with power upon men's minds, quite carry their hearts away from God. CHR. Then said Christiana. 0 deliver me from this muckrake ! INTER. ..."