Definitions for: Carry

[n] the act of carrying something
[v] be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
[v] continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
[v] include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
[v] sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"
[v] serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"
[v] pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"
[v] be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"
[v] win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
[v] secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"
[v] cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf; "The drive carried to the green"
[v] have a certain range, as of guns; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
[v] sustain, as of livestock; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
[v] drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
[v] move, as in hockey or soccer; "Carry the ball"
[v] support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
[v] bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
[v] 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"
[v] pursue a line of scent or be a bearer, as of a dog; "fetch and carry"
[v] 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"
[v] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
[v] transfer (entries) from one account book to another
[v] have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
[v] capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
[v] have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
[v] take further or advance; "carry a cause"
[v] compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
[v] extend beyond reasonable limits; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
[v] win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"
[v] be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
[v] 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"
[v] keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
[v] contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
[v] 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"
[v] be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Car"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carried; p. pr. & vb. n.
Carrying.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from
OF. car, char, F. car, car. See Car.]
1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to
another; to bear; -- often with away or off.

When he dieth he small carry nothing away. --Ps.
xiix. 17.

Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. --Acts
viii, 2.

Another carried the intelligence to Russell.

The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty
miles. --Bacon.

2. 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.

If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our
minds. --Locke.

3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead
or guide.

Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. --Shak.

He carried away all his cattle. --Gen. xxxi.

Passion and revenge will carry them too far.

4. 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.

5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to
carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten
miles farther.

6. 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. ``The greater part carries it.''

The carrying of our main point. --Addison.

7. To get possession of by force; to capture.

The town would have been carried in the end.

8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or
exhibit; to imply.

He thought it carried something of argument in it.

It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.

9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; --
with the reflexive pronouns.

He carried himself so insolently in the house, and
out of the house, to all persons, that he became
odious. --Clarendon.

10. 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.

Carry arms (Mil. Drill), a command of the Manual of Arms
directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand,
the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a
nearly perpendicular position. In this position the
soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at

To carry all before one, to overcome all obstacles; to have
uninterrupted success.

To carry arms
(a) To bear weapons.
(b) To serve as a soldier.

To carry away.
(a) (Naut.) to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a
(b) To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude;
as, to be carried by music, or by temptation.

To carry coals, to bear indignities tamely, a phrase used
by early dramatists, perhaps from the mean nature of the
occupation. --Halliwell.

To carry coals to Newcastle, to take things to a place
where they already abound; to lose one's labor.

To carry off
(a) To remove to a distance.
(b) To bear away as from the power or grasp of others.
(c) To remove from life; as, the plague carried off

To carry on
(a) To carry farther; to advance, or help forward; to
continue; as, to carry on a design.
(b) To manage, conduct, or prosecute; as, to carry on
husbandry or trade.

To carry out.
(a) To bear from within.
(b) To put into execution; to bring to a successful
(c) To sustain to the end; to continue to the end.

To carry through.
(a) To convey through the midst of.
(b) To support to the end; to sustain, or keep from
falling, or being subdued. ``Grace will carry us . .
. through all difficulties.'' --Hammond.
(c) To complete; to bring to a successful issue; to

To carry up, to convey or extend in an upward course or
direction; to build.

To carry weight.
(a) To be handicapped; to have an extra burden, as when
one rides or runs. ``He carries weight, he rides a
race'' --Cowper.
(b) To have influence.

Car"ry, v. i.
1. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and

2. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar
carries well.

3. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i.
e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

4. (Hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when
running, as a hare. --Johnson.

To carry on, to behave in a wild, rude, or romping manner.

Car"ry, n.; pl. Carries.
A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried
between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a
portage. [U.S.]

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