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Definition of "convey" []

  • To take or carry from one place to another; transport. (verb-transitive)
  • To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit: wires that convey electricity. (verb-transitive)
  • To communicate or make known; impart: "a look intended to convey sympathetic comprehension” ( Saki). (verb-transitive)
  • Law To transfer ownership of or title to. (verb-transitive)
  • Archaic To steal. (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 "convey" in a sentence
  • "Neither does the term convey an idea to my understanding of any thing."
  • "Q: The big message you are trying to convey is to "slow down.""
  • "Shortly after, a senior non-commissioned officer, whose name Hickman didn't know, ordered him to convey a code word to a petty officer."