carry

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[Car┬Ěry]

When you carry something, you hold it and take it somewhere. When you live in a walk up apartment, you have to carry bags of groceries up several flights of stairs.

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To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.

Noun
the act of carrying something

Verb
be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

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continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

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include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"

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sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"

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serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"

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pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"

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be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"

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win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"

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secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"

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cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green"

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have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

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be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

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drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"

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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"

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propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

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propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"

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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"

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support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

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bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"

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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"

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pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"

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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"

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transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

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transfer (entries) from one account book to another

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have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

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capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

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have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"

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behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

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take further or advance; "carry a cause"

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compensate for a weaker partner or member by one''s own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"

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extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"

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win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

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be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

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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"

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keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

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contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

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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"

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be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

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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


v. t.
To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.

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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.

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To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.

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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.

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To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.

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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.

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To get possession of by force; to capture.

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To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.

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To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.

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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.

v. i.
To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.

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To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.

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To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

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To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.

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A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.


Carry

Car"ry , v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Carrying.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See Car.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
When he dieth he small carry nothing away.
Devout men carried Stephen to his burial.
Another carried the intelligence to Russell.
The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty miles.
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.
If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our minds.
3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.
He carried away all his cattle.
Passion and revenge will carry them too far.
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 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. "The greater part carries it." Shak.
The carrying of our main point.
7. To get possession of by force; to capture.
The town would have been carried in the end.
8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
He thought it carried something of argument in it.
It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.
9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the refexive pronouns.
He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious.
10. 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. Carry arms (Mil. Drill), a command of the Manual of Arms directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand, the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a nearly perpendicular position. In this position the soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at carry. -- To carry all before one, to overcome all obstacles; to have uninterrupted success. -- To carry arms (a) To bear weapons. (b) To serve as a soldier. -- To carry away. (a) (Naut.) to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a fore-topmast. (b) To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude; as, to be carried by music, or by temptation. -- To carry coals, to bear indignities tamely, a phrase used by early dramatists, perhaps from the mean nature of the occupation. Halliwell. -- To carry coals to Newcastle, to take things to a place where they already abound; to lose one's labor. -- To carry off (a) To remove to a distance. (b) To bear away as from the power or grasp of others. (c) To remove from life; as, the plague carried off thousands. -- To carry on (a) To carry farther; to advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design. (b) To manage, conduct, or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry or trade. -- To carry out. (a) To bear from within. (b) To put into execution; to bring to a successful issue. (c) To sustain to the end; to continue to the end. -- To carry through. (a) To convey through the midst of. (b) To support to the end; to sustain, or keep from falling, or being subdued. "Grace will carry us . . . through all difficulties." Hammond. (c) To complete; to bring to a succesful issue; to succeed. -- To carry up, to convey or extend in an upward course or direction; to build. -- To carry weight. (a) To be handicapped; to have an extra burden, as when one rides or runs. "He carries weight, he rides a race" Cowper. (b) To have influence.

Carry

Car"ry, v. i. 1. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry. 2. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well. 3. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. 4. (Hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare. Johnson. To carry on, to behave in a wild, rude, or romping manner. [Colloq.]

Carry

Car"ry , n.; pl. Carries . A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage. [U.S.]

To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.

To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.

A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

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Usage Examples

Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.

As for courage and will - we cannot measure how much of each lies within us, we can only trust there will be sufficient to carry through trials which may lie ahead.

But constant experience shows us that every man invested with power is apt to abuse it, and to carry his authority as far as it will go.

America is an idea. And it's the solemn responsibility of each 'temporary' president to protect and nurture that noblest of all ideas - with integrity. This man, Mitt Romney, has shown - not through his experience, but through his actions and words - that he is unqualified to carry out that responsibility.

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives.

Carry out the republican principle of universal suffrage, or strike it from your banners and substitute 'Freedom and Power to one half of society, and Submission and Slavery to the other.'

Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.

Being funny is one of my greatest strengths. I can make girls smile when they're down, and when they're having a good time, I can carry on the joke.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

And so to those who suggest that we are somehow 'harming' young women by encouraging them to take charge of their health we say this: We are not harming young women by educating them. We are arming them with information that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

A man to carry on a successful business must have imagination. He must see things as in a vision, a dream of the whole thing.

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

A good businessman never makes a contract unless he's sure he can carry it through, yet every fool on earth is perfectly willing to sign a marriage contract without considering whether he can live up to it or not.

As we moved along in a little procession, I was delighted with the illumination of the streets. So many lamps, and they burned until morning, my father said, and so people did not need to carry lanterns.

Are ideals confined to this deformed experiment upon a noble purpose, tainted, as it is, with bargains and tied to a peace treaty which might have been disposed of long ago to the great benefit of the world if it had not been compelled to carry this rider on its back?

Ask everyone whether they're an actor or a doctor or a teacher or whatever is entitled to his or her opinion. But unfortunately, because actors are in the public eye, whether we want it or not, sometimes our opinions carry more weight or influence than they deserve.

As great as Ed is, the wisdom out here is that he can't carry a movie. They'll pay him $3 million to be the second banana in Julia Roberts things. But they won't put up $3 million for an Ed Harris movie.

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