Definition 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) 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"
15) have on hand; " Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
16) 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"
17) secure the passage or adoption ( of bills and motions); " The motion carried easily"
18) cover a certain distance or advance beyond; " The drive carried to the green"
19) have a certain range; " This rifle carries for 3, 000 feet"
20) be able to feed; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
21) drink alcohol without showing ill effects; " He can hold his liquor"; " he had drunk more than he could carry"
22) 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"
23) propel or give impetus to; " The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
24) propel, " Carry the ball"; " dribble the ball"
25) bear ( a crop); " this land does not carry olives"
26) 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"
27) pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; " the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
28) 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"
29) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; " Sound carries well over water"; " The airwaves carry the sound"; " Many metals conduct heat"
30) transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
31) capture after a fight; " The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
32) have on the surface or on the skin; " carry scars"
33) take further or advance; " carry a cause"
34) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; " I resent having to carry her all the time"
35) extend to a certain degree; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
36) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; " This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
37) 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"
38) keep up with financial support; " The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
39) be conveyed over a certain distance; " Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
40) 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.
41) To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
42) 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.
43) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
44) 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.
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.
Meaning: 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.
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.
There are a great many small people in the country who carry on such a business as selling tea and who know very little about it. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
They always carry pass- books. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.