Definition of Carry-over

1. Noun. Application of a skill learned in one situation to a different but similar situation.

2. Noun. The accumulated and undivided profits of a corporation after provision has been made for dividends and reserves.

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry-over

carrots and sticks
carry-over (current term)
carry-the can
carry a lot of weight
carry a torch for
carry a tune
carry away
carry back
carry coals to Newcastle
carry forward
carry off
carry one's heart on one's sleeve
carry one's heart upon one's sleeve
carry one's own weight
carry one's weight

Literary usage of Carry-over

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1899)
"crowd, and horsemen spurred along every road to carry over the country the news of the acquittal. Section VII—William of Orange.« Amidst the tumult of the ..."

2. Improving Schools by Standardized Tests by Samuel Stevens Brooks (1922)
"HABITS THUS DEVELOPED CARRY OVER INTO OTHER WORK IN this way good ... That they do carry over, and thus improve the pupil's ability to study by himself even ..."

3. The Beginnings of Modern Europe (1250-1450) by Ephraim Emerton (1917)
"We think of Cimabue and his greater pupil Giotto, the leaders in the new school of painting which was to carry over the ancient tradition of Byzantine ..."

4. A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs from September 1678 to April 1714 by Narcissus Luttrell (1857)
"... given leave to the marquesse Croissy, one of the French prisoners at Nottingham, who is to be exchanged, to carry over with him 8 fine English horses. ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"... that they contain a condition either to devest an estate vested, or to prevent the vesting of an estate contemplated, and to carry over the interest to ..."

6. Developed-country Agricultural Policies and Developing-country Food Supplies by Timothy Edward Josling (1980)
"... 13—Relationship between world" price and carry-over stocks of wheat in selected developed countries, 1968/69 to 1975/76 Country Constant Coefficient R2' ..."

7. English Economic History: Select Documents edited by Alfred Edward Bland (1919)
"... the party that shall ship and carry over the same, shall ship and carry over also one like woollen cloth of like sort, length, breadth and goodness, ..."

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