Definitions of carry

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  4. 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.
  5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
  6. To get possession of by force; to capture.
  7. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  8. 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.
  9. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.
  10. To bear ( one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.
  11. 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.
  12. To convey or bear: to lead or transport: to effect: to behave or demean.
  13. To bear; convey; lead; effect; conquer; behave.
  14. To take, as in the hand or arms, from one place to another; transport; transfer; convey.
  15. To hold; contain; include; involve; imply.
  16. To influence; win; capture.
  17. To bear up; sustain.
  18. To demean or conduct; behave.
  19. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  20. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  21. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  22. To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  23. 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.
  24. To convey or propel as a gun:- pr. p. carrying; pa. p. carried.
  25. behave in a certain manner; " She carried herself well"; " he bore himself with dignity"; " They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  26. 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"
  27. include, as on a list; " How many people are carried on the payroll?"
  28. sing or play against other voices or parts; " He cannot carry a tune"
  29. pass on a communication; " The news was carried to every village in the province"
  30. be successful in; " She lost the game but carried the match"
  31. win in an election; " The senator carried his home state"
  32. cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf; " The drive carried to the green"
  33. sustain, as of livestock; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  34. 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"
  35. 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"
  36. secure the passage or adoption ( of bills and motions); " The motion carried easily"
  37. cover a certain distance or advance beyond; " The drive carried to the green"
  38. have a certain range; " This rifle carries for 3, 000 feet"
  39. be able to feed; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  40. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; " He can hold his liquor"; " he had drunk more than he could carry"
  41. 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"
  42. propel or give impetus to; " The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
  43. propel, " Carry the ball"; " dribble the ball"
  44. bear ( a crop); " this land does not carry olives"
  45. 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"
  46. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; " the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
  47. 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"
  48. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  49. capture after a fight; " The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
  50. have on the surface or on the skin; " carry scars"
  51. take further or advance; " carry a cause"
  52. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; " I resent having to carry her all the time"
  53. extend to a certain degree; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  54. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; " This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
  55. 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"
  56. keep up with financial support; " The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
  57. be conveyed over a certain distance; " Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
  58. To have influence, propelling power, or the like.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. Carrying.
  62. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
  63. Carried.
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