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Meaning & Definition of Carry in English

English

Carry

/kæri/

noun

1. The act of carrying something

    synonym:
  • carry

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • transport
  • ,
  • carry

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • pack
  • ,
  • take

3. Transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

  • "Sound carries well over water"
  • "The airwaves carry the sound"
  • "Many metals conduct heat"
    synonym:
  • impart
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • transmit
  • ,
  • convey
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • channel

4. Serve as a means for expressing something

  • "The painting of mary carries motherly love"
  • "His voice carried a lot of anger"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • convey
  • ,
  • express

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"
    synonym:
  • carry

6. Support or hold in a certain manner

  • "She holds her head high"
  • "He carried himself upright"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • bear

7. Contain or hold

  • Have within
  • "The jar carries wine"
  • "The canteen holds fresh water"
  • "This can contains water"
    synonym:
  • hold
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • contain

8. Extend to a certain degree

  • "Carry too far"
  • "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
    synonym:
  • carry

9. Continue or extend

  • "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"
  • "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • extend

10. Be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

  • "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
    synonym:
  • carry

11. Win in an election

  • "The senator carried his home state"
    synonym:
  • carry

12. Include, as on a list

  • "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
    synonym:
  • carry

13. Behave in a certain manner

  • "She carried herself well"
  • "He bore himself with dignity"
  • "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
    synonym:
  • behave
  • ,
  • acquit
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • deport
  • ,
  • conduct
  • ,
  • comport
  • ,
  • carry

14. Have on hand

  • "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
    synonym:
  • stock
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • stockpile

15. 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"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • run

16. Propel, "carry the ball"

  • "Dribble the ball"
    synonym:
  • dribble
  • ,
  • carry

17. Pass on a communication

  • "The news was carried to every village in the province"
    synonym:
  • carry

18. 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"
    synonym:
  • carry

19. Be conveyed over a certain distance

  • "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
    synonym:
  • carry

20. Keep up with financial support

  • "The federal government carried the province for many years"
    synonym:
  • carry

21. 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"
    synonym:
  • carry

22. Be equipped with (a mast or sail)

  • "This boat can only carry a small sail"
    synonym:
  • carry

23. Win approval or support for

  • "Carry all before one"
  • "His speech did not sway the voters"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • persuade
  • ,
  • sway

24. Compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

  • "I resent having to carry her all the time"
    synonym:
  • carry

25. Take further or advance

  • "Carry a cause"
    synonym:
  • carry

26. Have on the surface or on the skin

  • "Carry scars"
    synonym:
  • carry

27. Capture after a fight

  • "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
    synonym:
  • carry

28. Transfer (entries) from one account book to another

    synonym:
  • post
  • ,
  • carry

29. 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"
    synonym:
  • carry

30. Pursue a line of scent or be a bearer

  • "The dog was taught to fetch and carry"
    synonym:
  • carry

31. Bear (a crop)

  • "This land does not carry olives"
    synonym:
  • carry

32. Propel or give impetus to

  • "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
    synonym:
  • carry

33. Drink alcohol without showing ill effects

  • "He can hold his liquor"
  • "He had drunk more than he could carry"
    synonym:
  • carry
  • ,
  • hold

34. Be able to feed

  • "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
    synonym:
  • carry

35. Have a certain range

  • "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
    synonym:
  • carry

36. Cover a certain distance or advance beyond

  • "The drive carried to the green"
    synonym:
  • carry

37. Secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)

  • "The motion carried easily"
    synonym:
  • carry

38. Be successful in

  • "She lost the game but carried the match"
    synonym:
  • carry

39. Sing or play against other voices or parts

  • "He cannot carry a tune"
    synonym:
  • carry

40. Be pregnant with

  • "She is bearing his child"
  • "The are expecting another child in january"
  • "I am carrying his child"
    synonym:
  • have a bun in the oven
  • ,
  • bear
  • ,
  • carry
  • ,
  • gestate
  • ,
  • expect

Examples of using

Can you please help me carry my bags?
Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Green plants carry out photosynthesis.