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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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. the act of carrying something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. win in an election; "The senator carried his home state" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf; "The drive carried to the green" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. sustain, as of livestock; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. transfer (entries) from one account book to another Wordnet Dictionary DB
  33. capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  34. have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  35. take further or advance; "carry a cause" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  36. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  37. extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  38. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  40. keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  41. be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. To get possession of by force; to capture. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  59. Carried. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  60. Carrying. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  61. To convey or bear: to lead or transport: to effect: to behave or demean. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  62. To convey or propel as a gun:-pr.p. carrying; pa.p. carried. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  63. To bear; convey; lead; effect; conquer; behave. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  64. To take, as in the hand or arms, from one place to another; transport; transfer; convey. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  65. To hold; contain; include; involve; imply. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  66. To influence; win; capture. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  67. To bear up; sustain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  68. To demean or conduct; behave. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  69. To have influence, propelling power, or the like. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  73. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off. mso.anu.edu.au
  74. To bear one's self; to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns. mso.anu.edu.au
  75. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. mso.anu.edu.au
  76. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; often with away or off. dictgcide_fs
  77. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; with the reflexive pronouns. dictgcide_fs
  78. To hold the head; said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. dictgcide_fs
  79. kar'i, v.t. to convey or bear: to lead or transport: to take by force: to effect: to behave or demean: (of money) to be sufficient for a certain purpose: to gain the election of a candidate: to get a bill passed by a majority.--v.i. (of a gun, &c.) to reach, indicating the range of its shot:--pr.p. carr'ying; pa.p. carr'ied.--n. the distance a golf-ball goes when struck till it touches the ground: range: the portage of a boat: land across which a boat has to be carried between one navigable stream and another: the position of 'carry arms,' &c.: (prov.) the sky, cloud-drift.--ns. CARR'IER, one who carries, esp. for hire; CARR'Y-ALL, a light, four-wheeled, one-horsed carriage; CARR'YING, the act of one who carries; CARR'Y-TALE (Shak.), a tale-bearer.--CARRY ALL BEFORE ONE, to bear down all obstacles; CARRY AWAY, to carry off: to excite the feelings: to transport; CARRY OFF, to cause the death of: to gain, to win, as a prize: to cause to pass muster, to make to pass by assurance or dissimulation; CARRY ON, to promote: to continue: to behave in a certain fashion (a term of mild reprobation); CARRY ONE'S POINT, to overrule objections in favour of one's plan; CARRY OUT, to accomplish fully: to carry out for burial; CARRY OUT ONE'S BAT (cricket), to leave the wickets without having been put out; CARRY OVER, to induce to join the other party; CARRY THE DAY, or CARRY IT, to be successful: to win the day; CARRY THROUGH, to succeed in accomplishing; CARRY TOO FAR, to exceed reasonable limits; CARRY UP, to continue a building to a certain height: to trace back; CARRY WEIGHT, to possess authority: to have force.--BE CARRIED, to be highly excited: to have the head turned. [O. Fr. carier,--Low L. carric[=a]re, to cart--L. carrus, a car.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  80. Convey in vehicle, ship, hand, or head (as news), or on person (also of vehicle &c., or water, wind, &c., as subject; c. corn, from field to stack; fetch &c., be underling; c. all before one, succeed; c. weight, be handicapped in horse-racing or fig.); conduct (pipes c. water, wires c. sound; c. into effect; c. one back, in fancy to earlier times; c. off to prison); transfer (figures to column of higher notation; c. conviction, implant one\'s own in other minds; c. over, forward, entries to new page or account); propel to specified distance (of gun &c., with obj. usu. omitted; also intr. =go of missile); cause or enable to go to (of motive, journey-money, &c.); bring to (of day\'s journey &c.); prolong, continue, to (c. tower to 500ft, modesty to excess); win (prize; c. it, the day, succeed; c. fortress &c., capture; c. hearers with one, persuade); win victory for (candidate; c. one\'s point, a motion, bill); wear, have with one, possess, involve, (arms, a watch, &c.; c. one\'s BAT; c. weight, authority, be influential; c. with one, remember; loans c. interest, principles c. consequences); hold in a certain way (c. one\'s head, body, oneself; c. sword &c., in saluting-position); endure weight of, support, (ships c. sail, piers c. dome); c. away, inspire, transport, deprive of self-control, (Naut.) lose (mast &c.) by breakage; c. off, remove from life, win, render passable, c. it off well, make brave show; c. on, advance (process) a stage, continue, manage (business), (colloq.) behave strangely; c. out, put in practice; c. over (St. Exch.), keep over to next selling-day; c. through, bring safely out of difficulties, complete. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  81. c. on with (colloq.), flirt or have amorous intrigue with. Concise Oxford Dictionary

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