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Carry meaning

carry - 38 dictionary results

  1. 1. secure the passage or adoption ( of bills and motions); " The motion carried easily"
  2. 2. cover a certain distance or advance beyond; " The drive carried to the green"
  3. 3. have a certain range; " This rifle carries for 3, 000 feet"
  4. 4. be able to feed; " This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  5. 5. 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"
  6. 6. propel or give impetus to; " The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
  7. 7. propel, " Carry the ball"; " dribble the ball"
  8. 8. bear ( a crop); " this land does not carry olives"
  9. 9. 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"
  10. 10. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; " the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
  11. 11. 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"
  12. 12. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; " Sound carries well over water"; " The airwaves carry the sound"; " Many metals conduct heat"
  13. 13. transfer ( entries) from one account book to another
  14. 14. capture after a fight; " The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
  15. 15. have on the surface or on the skin; " carry scars"
  16. 16. take further or advance; " carry a cause"
  17. 17. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; " I resent having to carry her all the time"
  18. 18. extend to a certain degree; " carry too far"; " She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  19. 19. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; " This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
  20. 20. 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"
  21. 21. keep up with financial support; " The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
  22. 22. be conveyed over a certain distance; " Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
  23. 23. 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.
  24. 24. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. To get possession of by force; to capture.
  29. 29. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  30. 30. 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.
  31. 31. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  32. 32. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  33. 33. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  34. 34. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
  35. 35. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.
  36. 36. To bear ( one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.
  37. 37. To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  38. 38. To bear; convey; lead; effect; conquer; behave.

carry - examples of usage

  1. It would carry her. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. " Carry on," said Peggy. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  3. Say that you cannot carry it out! - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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