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Definition of "carry" []

  • To hold or support while moving; bear: carried the baby in my arms; carrying a heavy backpack. See Synonyms at convey. (verb-transitive)
  • To take from one place to another; transport: a train carrying freight; a courier carrying messages. (verb-transitive)
  • Chiefly Southern U.S. To escort or accompany. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as a means for the conveyance of; transmit: pipes that carry waste water; a bridge that carries traffic between the two cities. (verb-transitive)
  • To communicate; pass on: The news was carried by word of mouth to every settlement. (verb-transitive)
  • To take or bear (something) from one place to another (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To transfer for consideration; take (verb)
  • To have on one's person (verb)
  • To be transmitted or serve as a medium for transmitting (verb)
  • To contain or be capable of containing (verb)
  • To bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure, or responsibility of (verb)
  • To have as an attribute or result (verb)
  • To bring or communicate (verb)
  • To be pregnant with (young) (verb)
  • To bear (the head, body, etc) in a specified manner (verb)
  • To conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified manner (verb)
  • To continue or extend (verb)
  • To cause to move or go (verb)
  • To influence, esp by emotional appeal (verb)
  • To secure the passage of (a bill, motion, etc) (verb)
  • To win (an election) (verb)
  • To obtain victory for (a candidate or measure) in an election (verb)
  • To win a plurality or majority of votes in (a district, legislative body, etc) (verb)
  • To capture (verb)
  • (of communications media) to include as the content (verb)
  • To transfer (an item) to another account, esp to transfer to the following year's account instead of writing off against profit and loss (verb)
  • To transfer (a number) from one column of figures to the next, as from units to tens in multiplication and addition (verb)
  • (of a shop, trader, etc) to keep in stock (verb)
  • To support (a musical part or melody) against the other parts (verb)
  • To sustain (livestock) (verb)
  • To maintain (livestock) in good health but without increasing their weight or obtaining any products from them (verb)
  • (of a ball, projectile, etc) to travel through the air or reach a specified point (verb)
  • (of a ball) to travel beyond (verb)
  • (of a gun) to have a range as specified (verb)
  • To retain contact with and pursue (a line of scent) (verb)
  • (of ground) to be in such a condition that scent lies well upon it (verb)
  • To move (the puck) forwards, keeping it against the blade of the stick (verb)
  • To imbibe (alcoholic drink) without showing ill effects (verb)
  • To have drugs on one's person (verb)
  • The act of carrying (noun)
  • A portion of land over which a boat must be portaged (noun)
  • The range of a firearm or its projectile (noun)
  • The distance travelled by a ball, etc, esp (in golf) the distance from where the ball is struck to where it first touches the ground (noun)

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Use "carry" in a sentence
  • "In the sentence, _I carry a BOOK_, the object, _book_, is required to complete the meaning of the transitive verb _carry_; so, also in the sentences, _I hold the"
  • "We bought an immense quantity of chickens and they all turned out to be roosters [laughter]; but I resolved -- I presume as William Nye says about the farm -- to carry it on; I would _carry_ on that farm as long as my wife's money lasted."
  • "Mr. Kolding will in the short term carry through Danske Bank's strategic goals of raising interest margins, cutting costs and focusing on its customers, and will later work out a long-term strategy together with the management team, he said Monday."