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Definitions of carry

  1. behave in a certain manner; " She carried herself well"; " he bore himself with dignity"; " They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  2. contain or hold; have within; " The jar carries wine"; " The canteen holds fresh water"; " This can contains water"
  3. be pregnant with; " She is bearing his child"; " The are expecting another child in January"; " I am carrying his child"
  4. support or hold in a certain manner; " She holds her head high"; " He carried himself upright"
  5. have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; " This new washer carries a two year guarantee"; " The loan carries a high interest rate"; " this undertaking carries many dangers"; " She carries her mother's genes"; " These bonds carry warrants"; " The restaurant carries an unusual name"
  6. the act of carrying something
  7. continue or extend; " The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; " The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  8. include, as on a list; " How many people are carried on the payroll?"
  9. sing or play against other voices or parts; " He cannot carry a tune"
  10. serve as a means for expressing something; " The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; " His voice carried a lot af anger"
  11. pass on a communication; " The news was carried to every village in the province"
  12. be successful in; " She lost the game but carried the match"
  13. win in an election; " The senator carried his home state"
  14. cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf; " The drive carried to the green"
  15. sustain, as of livestock; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  16. have with oneself; have on one's person; " She always takes an umbrella"; " I always carry money"; " She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"
  17. have on hand; " Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  18. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; " You must carry your camping gear"; " carry the suitcases to the car"; " This train is carrying nuclear waste"; " These pipes carry waste water into the river"
  19. secure the passage or adoption ( of bills and motions); " The motion carried easily"
  20. cover a certain distance or advance beyond; " The drive carried to the green"
  21. have a certain range; " This rifle carries for 3, 000 feet"
  22. be able to feed; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  23. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; " He can hold his liquor"; " he had drunk more than he could carry"
  24. bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure, or responsibility of; " His efforts carried the entire project"; " How many credits is this student carrying?"; " We carry a very large mortgage"
  25. propel or give impetus to; " The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
  26. propel, " Carry the ball"; " dribble the ball"
  27. bear ( a crop); " this land does not carry olives"
  28. include as the content; broadcast or publicize; " We ran the ad three times"; " This paper carries a restaurant review"; " All major networks carried the press conference"
  29. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; " the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
  30. 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"
  31. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; " Sound carries well over water"; " The airwaves carry the sound"; " Many metals conduct heat"
  32. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  33. capture after a fight; " The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
  34. have on the surface or on the skin; " carry scars"
  35. take further or advance; " carry a cause"
  36. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; " I resent having to carry her all the time"
  37. extend to a certain degree; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  38. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; " This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
  39. have or possess something abstract; " I carry her image in my mind's eye"; " I will carry the secret to my grave"; " I carry these thoughts in the back of my head"; " I carry a lot of life insurance"
  40. keep up with financial support; " The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
  41. be conveyed over a certain distance; " Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
  42. To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.
  43. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  44. To transfer from one place ( as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.
  45. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
  46. To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.
  47. To get possession of by force; to capture.
  48. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  49. To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.
  50. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  51. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  52. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  53. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
  54. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.
  55. To bear ( one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.
  56. To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  57. To convey from one point to another; bear; to gain possession of by force; as, to carry a fort; lead; transfer; accomplish; extend; have in charge or conduct; as, to carry on business; to bear ( one- self); to secure the passage of, as a bill or motion; to sustain; to bear the burden of.
  58. To reach a distant point; as, his voice carries well; carry on, in the World War, to keep on; to bear up under difficulties and continue; to resume.
  59. Carried.
  60. Carrying.
  61. To convey or bear: to lead or transport: to effect: to behave or demean.
  62. To convey or propel as a gun:- pr. p. carrying; pa. p. carried.
  63. To bear; convey; lead; effect; conquer; behave.
  64. To take, as in the hand or arms, from one place to another; transport; transfer; convey.
  65. To hold; contain; include; involve; imply.
  66. To influence; win; capture.
  67. To bear up; sustain.
  68. To demean or conduct; behave.
  69. To have influence, propelling power, or the like.
  70. To bear, to convey, or transport; to transfer; to take away; to effect; to accomplish; to gain an object; to lead or draw; to have; to imply or import; to show or display; to contain or comprise; to extend; to obtain possession of by force.
  71. To bear, convey, or propel, as a gun, & c.; to run on ground which sticks to the feet, as a hare; to bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. To carry on, to manage; to prosecute; to continue; to help forward. To carry one's self, to behave or demean. To carry off, to remove. To carry through, to sustain; to accomplish. To carry away, to lose To carry coals to Newcastle, to bring things to a place where they already abound; to lose one's labour. See Car.
  72. To bear; to convey; to effect or accomplish; to lead or draw; to produce; to transact or conduct; in mil., to obtain possession of a military position by force.
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Quotes of carry

  1. I think a craft becomes an art form when the space of possible solutions becomes so huge that engineering can't carry you through. – Bill Budge
  2. All those trucks and barges that carry our goods to port are vital connections to the only force which can balance our trade deficit: export. We must keep doing what we do best if we are going to get America out of the red. – Jo Ann Emerson
  3. Even though James Burton was my idol, I didn't think I could carry his shoes back then. – John Fogerty
  4. It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. – Anne Frank
  5. There is one rule for politicians all over the world: Don't say in Power what you say in opposition; if you do, you only have to carry out what the other fellows have found impossible. – John Galsworthy
  6. In fact I have nightmares about having children. I want to carry a baby and feel the life within me and in my dream, I do. But every time after it's born, there's this incredible fear, this pounding pulse of fear. It's a real bad nightmare. – Sharon Gless
  7. Youth is, after all, just a moment, but it is the moment, the spark that you always carry in your heart. – Raisa Gorbachyova
  8. Check bags are fun. I just make sure there won't be anything illegal in my check bag which is forbidden at a cabin of a plane. Just leaving things like scissors and such out of my carry -on things in order to avoid troubles with some certain airline, y'know. – Kerry King
  9. The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go... It's one thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go looking for it somewhere else. – Barbara Kingsolver
  10. I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me. – Boris Kodjoe
  11. Most of these pictures, taken while travelling, were developed on the mantelpiece of a hotel room, which proves that the method is easy enough to carry out. – Gabriel Lippmann
  12. I'm a terrible person for carrying things around. I carry everything around with me, it's like my home. – Sarah Sutton
  13. Doctrines provide an architecture for both Republican and Democrat presidents to carry out policies. – Malcolm Wallop
  14. There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand -gun than a packet of cigarettes. – Katherine Whitehorn

Usage examples for carry

  1. Three times he repeated it, to make sure that it would carry – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. And at any time you want to go back I'll carry you if I am here. – A Daughter of the Union by Lucy Foster Madison
  3. Carry her this ring. – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  4. " I'll carry you; don't move then," said her father, and he took her up in his arms. – The Parent's Assistant by Maria Edgeworth
  5. We'll have to carry it while we're with them, anyway. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  6. I want those few days in the desert with you to carry me through the rest of my life. – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  7. Why can't I ever carry more than one thing in mind at once? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  8. He said to the man,- " You can carry back an answer, can you not?" – In Search of a Son by William Shepard Walsh
  9. I hope not, but you carry the business up with you. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  10. Do let me carry it into the house. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  11. And there's the coming back, when we shall have more to carry – The Short Works of George Meredith by George Meredith Last Updated: March 7, 2009
  12. He carry me off. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  13. But if you wish I'll carry a bell! – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  14. I do not want to carry you. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  15. I had it in my mind that I could call Lacey to help me to carry him. – The Great Miss Driver by Anthony Hope
  16. I don't see how we could carry on the farm. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  17. At last the child appeared and asked Offero to carry him over. – The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures by Lorinda Munson Bryant
  18. This very hour she shall carry my letter to 'The Rest. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  19. The Government tried to carry out his policy, but in vain. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  20. And why don't you men carry yourself like Cibber here? – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade

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