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carry

carry - Dictionary definition and meaning for word carry

Definition
(noun) the act of carrying something
Definition
(verb) move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Synonyms : transport
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) have with oneself; have on one's person
Synonyms : pack , take
Example Sentence
  • She always takes an umbrella
  • I always carry money
  • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Definition
(verb) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
Synonyms : channel , conduct , convey , impart , transmit
Example Sentence
  • Sound carries well over water
  • The airwaves carry the sound
  • Many metals conduct heat

Definition
(verb) serve as a means for expressing something
Synonyms : convey , express
Example Sentence
  • The painting of Mary carries motherly love
  • His voice carried a lot of anger

Definition
(verb) bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
Example Sentence
  • His efforts carried the entire project
  • How many credits is this student carrying?
  • We carry a very large mortgage

Definition
(verb) support or hold in a certain manner
Synonyms : bear , hold
Example Sentence
  • She holds her head high
  • He carried himself upright

Definition
(verb) contain or hold; have within
Synonyms : bear , contain , hold
Example Sentence
  • The jar carries wine
  • The canteen holds fresh water
  • This can contains water

Definition
(verb) extend to a certain degree
Example Sentence
  • carry too far
  • She carries her ideas to the extreme

Definition
(verb) continue or extend
Synonyms : extend
Example Sentence
  • The civil war carried into the neighboring province
  • The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Definition
(verb) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
Example Sentence
  • This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison

Definition
(verb) win in an election
Example Sentence
  • The senator carried his home state

Definition
(verb) include, as on a list
Example Sentence
  • How many people are carried on the payroll?

Definition
(verb) behave in a certain manner
Synonyms : acquit , bear , behave , comport , conduct , deport
Example Sentence
  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Definition
(verb) have on hand
Synonyms : stock , stockpile
Example Sentence
  • Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Definition
(verb) include as the content; broadcast or publicize
Synonyms : run
Example Sentence
  • We ran the ad three times
  • This paper carries a restaurant review
  • All major networks carried the press conference

Definition
(verb) propel,
Synonyms : dribble
Example Sentence
  • Carry the ball
  • dribble the ball

Definition
(verb) pass on a communication
Example Sentence
  • The news was carried to every village in the province

Definition
(verb) have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) be conveyed over a certain distance
Example Sentence
  • Her voice carries very well in this big opera house

Definition
(verb) keep up with financial support
Example Sentence
  • The Federal Government carried the province for many years

Definition
(verb) have or possess something abstract
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) be equipped with (a mast or sail)
Example Sentence
  • This boat can only carry a small sail

Definition
(verb) win approval or support for
Synonyms : persuade , sway
Example Sentence
  • Carry all before one
  • His speech did not sway the voters

Definition
(verb) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
Example Sentence
  • I resent having to carry her all the time

Definition
(verb) take further or advance
Example Sentence
  • carry a cause

Definition
(verb) have on the surface or on the skin
Example Sentence
  • carry scars

Definition
(verb) capture after a fight
Example Sentence
  • The troops carried the town after a brief fight

Definition
(verb) transfer (entries) from one account book to another
Synonyms : post

Definition
(verb) transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
Example Sentence
  • put down 5 and carry 2

Definition
(verb) pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
Example Sentence
  • the dog was taught to fetch and carry

Definition
(verb) bear (a crop)
Example Sentence
  • this land does not carry olives

Definition
(verb) propel or give impetus to
Example Sentence
  • The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence

Definition
(verb) drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Synonyms : hold
Example Sentence
  • He can hold his liquor
  • he had drunk more than he could carry

Definition
(verb) be able to feed
Example Sentence
  • This land will carry ten cows to the acre

Definition
(verb) have a certain range
Example Sentence
  • This rifle carries for 3,000 feet

Definition
(verb) cover a certain distance or advance beyond
Example Sentence
  • The drive carried to the green

Definition
(verb) secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
Example Sentence
  • The motion carried easily

Definition
(verb) be successful in
Example Sentence
  • She lost the game but carried the match

Definition
(verb) sing or play against other voices or parts
Example Sentence
  • He cannot carry a tune

Definition
(verb) be pregnant with
Example Sentence
  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

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