Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Carry
  1. the act of carrying something
  2. be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
  3. continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
  4. include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
  5. sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"
  6. serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"
  7. pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"
  8. be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"
  9. win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
  10. secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"
  11. cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green"
  12. have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
  13. be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
  14. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
  15. 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"
  16. propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
  17. propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"
  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"
  19. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
  20. bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
  21. 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"
  22. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
  23. 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"
  24. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
  25. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
  26. have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
  27. capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
  28. have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
  29. behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
  30. take further or advance; "carry a cause"
  31. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one''s own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
  32. extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
  33. win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"
  34. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
  35. 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"
  36. keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
  37. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
  38. 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"
  39. be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
  40. 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
Similar Words: have a bun in the oven, bear, gestate, expect, extend, convey, express, hold, dribble, transport, run, conduct, transmit, channel, post, stock, stockpile, behave, acquit, deport, comport, persuade, sway, contain, pack, take


Hyponyms: packing, backpacking, fireman's carry, portage, porterage, quantify, measure, shoulder, port, bear, bucket, return, pipe in, porter, pack, cart, fly, haul, lug, tote, tug, chariot, bring, convey, take, stoop, piggyback, poise, balance, behave, acquit, deport, conduct, comport, wash up, bring in, retransmit, fluster, assert, put forward, deal, walk around, pose, posture, retain, surround, environ, encircle, circle, round, ring, enclose, hold in, confine


Grouped Verbs: give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have, expect, prolong, protract, extend, draw out, conduct, transmit, convey, channel, transport, persuade, sway, behave, acquit, deport, comport, post, express, hold, pack, take, contain


Entailments: conceive


Derivational Morphology: hold, bear, contain, pack, take, post, conduct, transmit, convey, channel, transport, express, extend, expectation, gestation, gestation period, pregnancy, maternity, carrier, dribble, dribbling, dribbler, bearer, toter, common carrier, aircraft carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier, transportation, transfer, transferral, conveyance, transporter, car transporter, conveyer belt, conveyor belt, conveyer, conveyor, carriage, bearing, posture, communication channel, line, transmission channel, carrier wave, transmission, transmittal, transmitting, conduction, conductivity, conductor, stockpile, reserve, backlog, stockpiling, store, stock, fund, inventory, stockist, comportment, presence, mien, demeanor, demeanour, behavior, behaviour, deportment, doings, sway, capacity, content, container, cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area, immune carrier


Anagrams: Carya


Language Translations:
Albanian: mbar   Catalan: portar  
Croatian: nositi   Danish: bære  
Dutch: dragen   Finnish: kantaa  
French: porter   German: tragen  
Hebrew: לשאת   Hungarian: visz  
Italian: portare   Japanese: 持って行く  
Polish: nosić   Portuguese: carregar  
Romanian: duce   Russian: нести  
Slovene: nositi   Spanish: llevar  
Swedish: bära  
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