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. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  32. capture after a fight; " The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
  33. have on the surface or on the skin; " carry scars"
  34. take further or advance; " carry a cause"
  35. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; " I resent having to carry her all the time"
  36. extend to a certain degree; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  37. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; " This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
  38. 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"
  39. keep up with financial support; " The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
  40. be conveyed over a certain distance; " Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
  41. 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.
  42. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  43. 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.
  44. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
  45. To get possession of by force; to capture.
  46. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  47. 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.
  48. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  49. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  50. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  51. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
  52. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.
  53. To bear ( one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.
  54. To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. Carried.
  58. Carrying.
  59. To convey or bear: to lead or transport: to effect: to behave or demean.
  60. To convey or propel as a gun:- pr. p. carrying; pa. p. carried.
  61. To bear; convey; lead; effect; conquer; behave.
  62. To take, as in the hand or arms, from one place to another; transport; transfer; convey.
  63. To hold; contain; include; involve; imply.
  64. To influence; win; capture.
  65. To bear up; sustain.
  66. To demean or conduct; behave.
  67. To have influence, propelling power, or the like.
  68. 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.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.

Usage examples for carry

  1. Three times he repeated it, to make sure that it would carry. – Guy Garrick by Arthur B. Reeve
  2. This very hour she shall carry my letter to 'The Rest. – Norston's Rest by Ann S. Stephens
  3. 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
  4. Carry her this ring. – Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy A Tragedy by Frederich Schiller
  5. We'll have to carry it while we're with them, anyway. – The Silent Places by Steward Edward White
  6. Why can't I ever carry more than one thing in mind at once? – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  7. I hope not, but you carry the business up with you. – A Day Of Fate by E. P. Roe
  8. I do not want to carry you. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  9. I don't see how we could carry on the farm. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  10. He carry me off. – The Huntress by Hulbert Footner
  11. " 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
  12. Do let me carry it into the house. – Hoodie by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
  13. 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
  14. But if you wish I'll carry a bell! – Love Stories by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  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. At last the child appeared and asked Offero to carry him over. – The Children's Book of Celebrated Pictures by Lorinda Munson Bryant
  17. 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
  18. The Government tried to carry out his policy, but in vain. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  19. And why don't you men carry yourself like Cibber here? – Peg Woffington by Charles Reade