Definition of Carry

1. Noun. The act of carrying something.

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"
Exact synonyms: Transport
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"
Exact synonyms: Pack, Take
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

4. Verb. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission. "Many metals conduct heat"
Exact synonyms: Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit
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"
Exact synonyms: Convey, Express
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"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Hold Up, Support, Sustain
Derivative terms: Carrier

7. Verb. Support or hold in a certain manner. "He carried himself upright"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Hold
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"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Contain, Hold
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"
Generic synonyms: Effect

10. Verb. Continue or extend. "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
Exact synonyms: Extend
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"
Generic synonyms: Imply, Involve

12. Verb. Win in an election. "The senator carried his home state"
Generic synonyms: Win
Related verbs: Persuade, Sway

13. Verb. Include, as on a list. "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
Generic synonyms: Include

14. Verb. Behave in a certain manner. "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
Exact synonyms: Acquit, Bear, Behave, Comport, Conduct, Deport
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?"
Exact synonyms: Stock, Stockpile
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"

17. Verb. Propel,. "Dribble the ball"
Exact synonyms: Dribble
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"
Generic synonyms: Communicate, Pass, Pass Along, Pass On, Put Across
Related verbs: Transport

19. Verb. Have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence. "The restaurant carries an unusual name"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have
Derivative terms: Carrier

20. Verb. Be conveyed over a certain distance. "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
Related verbs: Channel, Conduct, Convey, Impart, Transmit
Generic synonyms: Range

21. Verb. Keep up with financial support. "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
Generic synonyms: Keep, Maintain, Sustain

22. Verb. Have or possess something abstract. "I carry a lot of life insurance"
Generic synonyms: Have, Have Got, Hold
Related verbs: Pack, Take

23. Verb. Be equipped with (a mast or sail). "This boat can only carry a small sail"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

24. Verb. Win approval or support for. "His speech did not sway the voters"
Exact synonyms: Persuade, Sway
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"
Generic synonyms: Advance, Boost, Encourage, Further, Promote

27. Verb. Have on the surface or on the skin. "Carry scars"
Generic synonyms: Bear

28. Verb. Capture after a fight. "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
Generic synonyms: Appropriate, Capture, Conquer, Seize

29. Verb. Transfer (entries) from one account book to another.
Exact synonyms: Post
Generic synonyms: Transfer

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"
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transfer
Related verbs: Post

31. Verb. Pursue a line of scent or be a bearer. "The dog was taught to fetch and carry"
Generic synonyms: Follow

32. Verb. Bear (a crop). "This land does not carry olives"
Category relationships: Agriculture, Farming, Husbandry
Generic synonyms: Farm, Grow, Produce, Raise

33. Verb. Propel or give impetus to. "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
Related verbs: Transport
Generic synonyms: Impel, Propel

34. Verb. Drink alcohol without showing ill effects. "He had drunk more than he could carry"
Exact synonyms: Hold
Generic synonyms: Booze, Drink, Fuddle

35. Verb. Be able to feed. "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
Category relationships: Farm Animal, Livestock, Stock
Generic synonyms: Nourish, Nurture, Sustain

36. Verb. Have a certain range. "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
Generic synonyms: Feature, Have

37. Verb. Cover a certain distance or advance beyond. "The drive carried to the green"
Category relationships: Golf, Golf Game
Generic synonyms: Go, Locomote, Move, Travel

38. Verb. Secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions). "The motion carried easily"
Generic synonyms: Obtain

39. Verb. Be successful in. "She lost the game but carried the match"
Generic synonyms: Win

40. Verb. Sing or play against other voices or parts. "He cannot carry a tune"
Generic synonyms: Do, Execute, Perform

41. Verb. Be pregnant with. "I am carrying his child"
Exact synonyms: Bear, Expect, Gestate, Have A Bun In The Oven
Entails: Conceive
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

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Definition of Carry

1. to convey from one place to another [v -RIED, -RYING, -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carry

carrots and sticks
carry (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

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)

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. ..."

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