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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)

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.

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."