Definition of carry:
- 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.
- 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.
Common misspellings for carry:
- beloved; friend; free man
Carry as a girl's name is a variant of Cara (Latin, Irish, Gaelic), Carol (Old German), Caroline (Old German) and Carrie (Old German), and the meaning of Carry is "beloved; friend; free man".
- Corry, Karry, Carey, Cary, Carrey, Carri.
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Examples of usage for carry:
A person may bear a load either when in motion or at rest; he carries it only when in motion. The stooping Atlas bears the world on his shoulders; swiftly moving Time carries the hour- glass and scythe; a person may be said either to bear or to carry a scar, since it is upon him whether in motion or at rest. If an object is to be moved from the place we occupy, we say carry; if to the place we occupy, we say bring. A messenger carries a letter to a correspondent, and brings an answer. Take is often used in this sense in place of carry; as, take that letter to the office. Carry often signifies to transport by personal strength, without reference to the direction; as, that is more than he can carry; yet, even so, it would not be admissible to say carry it to me, or carry it here; in such case we must say bring. To lift is simply to raise from the ground, tho but for an instant, with no reference to holding or moving; one may be able to lift what he could not carry. The figurative uses of carry are very numerous; as, to carry an election, carry the country, carry ( in the sense of capture) a fort, carry an audience, carry a stock of goods, etc. Compare CONVEY; KEEP; SUPPORT.
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