Definitions for carryˈkær i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

car•ryˈkær i(v.)-ried, -ry•ing

  1. (v.t.)to move while supporting or holding; take from one place to another; transport:

    to carry groceries home.

  2. to wear, hold, or have around one:

    to carry a cane.

  3. to contain or be capable of containing; hold:

    This suitcase can carry enough clothes for a week.

  4. to serve as a medium for the transmission of:

    The networks carried her speech.

  5. to be the means of conveying:

    The space shuttle carried a satellite.

  6. to be pregnant with.

  7. to continue or transfer to a subsequent time, page, or column:

    to carry a number in adding.

  8. to transfer to a higher authority:

    to carry a case to appellate court.

  9. to bear the weight or burden of.

  10. to sing (a melody) on pitch.

    Category: Music and Dance

  11. to hold (the body or head) in a certain manner.

  12. to bear or comport (oneself) in a specified manner:

    carries herself with dignity.

  13. to secure the passage of (a motion or bill).

  14. to gain a majority of votes in (a district).

  15. to extend in a given direction or to a certain point:

    to carry the war into enemy territory.

  16. to transmit or communicate, as news or a message.

  17. to influence by emotional or intellectual appeal.

  18. to uplift or dominate by superior talent or determination:

    The star carried the play.

  19. to drive or impel.

    Category: Building Trades

  20. to have as an attribute or consequence:

    Violation carries a stiff penalty.

  21. to keep on hand or in stock for sale. to keep on the account books.

    Category: Business

  22. to bear as a crop.

  23. to sustain or support, esp. financially.

  24. to advance beyond (an object or expanse) with one golf stroke.

    Category: Sport

  25. (v.i.)to act as a bearer or conductor.

  26. to have or exert propelling force.

  27. to be transmitted, propelled, or sustained:

    Sounds carry well in the desert.

  28. (of a horse) to bear the head in a particular manner.

    Category: Dogs, Cats, and Horses

  29. to rush with the football from scrimmage.

    Category: Sport

  30. carry away, to stir strong emotions in; provoke to excessive behavior:

    Don't get carried away - it's only a movie.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  31. carry back, to apply (an unused credit or operating loss) to the net income of a prior period in order to reduce the tax for that period.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

  32. carry off, to win (a prize or honor). to cause the death of. to deal with successfully.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  33. carry on, to manage; conduct. to continue without stopping; persevere. to be disruptive; act up.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  34. carry out, to put into operation; execute. to effect or accomplish; complete.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  35. carry over, to hold until a later time; postpone. to remain. to carry forward. to extend from one activity or time to another.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

  36. carry through, to accomplish; complete. to support or help through a difficult situation. to be prevalent in.

    Category: Verb Phrase

  37. (n.)range, as of a gun.

  38. the distance a stroked golf ball travels.

    Category: Sport

  39. land between navigable waters over which a canoe or boat must be carried; portage.

  40. rushing with the football from scrimmage.

    Category: Sport

  41. a carrying.

Origin of carry:

1275–1325; carien < AF carier < LL carricāre, appar. var. of *carrūcāre, der. of L carrūca traveling carriage < Celtic

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carry(verb)

    the act of carrying something

  2. transport, carry(verb)

    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"

  3. carry, pack, take(verb)

    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"

  4. impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel(verb)

    transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

    "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

  5. carry, convey, express(verb)

    serve as a means for expressing something

    "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"

  6. carry(verb)

    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"

  7. hold, carry, bear(verb)

    support or hold in a certain manner

    "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

  8. hold, bear, carry, contain(verb)

    contain or hold; have within

    "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

  9. carry(verb)

    extend to a certain degree

    "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"

  10. carry, extend(verb)

    continue or extend

    "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

  11. carry(verb)

    be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

    "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

  12. carry(verb)

    win in an election

    "The senator carried his home state"

  13. carry(verb)

    include, as on a list

    "How many people are carried on the payroll?"

  14. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry(verb)

    behave in a certain manner

    "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

  15. stock, carry, stockpile(verb)

    have on hand

    "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

  16. carry, run(verb)

    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"

  17. dribble, carry(verb)

    propel, "Carry the ball"

    "dribble the ball"

  18. carry(verb)

    pass on a communication

    "The news was carried to every village in the province"

  19. carry(verb)

    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"

  20. carry(verb)

    be conveyed over a certain distance

    "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

  21. carry(verb)

    keep up with financial support

    "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

  22. carry(verb)

    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"

  23. carry(verb)

    be equipped with (a mast or sail)

    "This boat can only carry a small sail"

  24. carry, persuade, sway(verb)

    win approval or support for

    "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

  25. carry(verb)

    compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

    "I resent having to carry her all the time"

  26. carry(verb)

    take further or advance

    "carry a cause"

  27. carry(verb)

    have on the surface or on the skin

    "carry scars"

  28. carry(verb)

    capture after a fight

    "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

  29. post, carry(verb)

    transfer (entries) from one account book to another

  30. carry(verb)

    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"

  31. carry(verb)

    pursue a line of scent or be a bearer

    "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"

  32. carry(verb)

    bear (a crop)

    "this land does not carry olives"

  33. carry(verb)

    propel or give impetus to

    "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

  34. carry, hold(verb)

    drink alcohol without showing ill effects

    "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"

  35. carry(verb)

    be able to feed

    "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

  36. carry(verb)

    have a certain range

    "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

  37. carry(verb)

    cover a certain distance or advance beyond

    "The drive carried to the green"

  38. carry(verb)

    secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)

    "The motion carried easily"

  39. carry(verb)

    be successful in

    "She lost the game but carried the match"

  40. carry(verb)

    sing or play against other voices or parts

    "He cannot carry a tune"

  41. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect(verb)

    be pregnant with

    "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. carry(verb)ˈkær i

    to hold while moving somewhere

    He was carrying a child in his arms.; to carry two suitcases up the stairs; a plane carrying 250 passengers

  2. carryˈkær i

    (of pipes, wires, tubes) to contain the flow of sth

    pipes carrying oil from Alaska

  3. carryˈkær i

    to have a form of a disease that can be passed on

    mosquitoes carrying malaria

  4. carryˈkær i

    (of store) to sell a particular product

    We don't carry athletic shoes.

  5. carryˈkær i

    to broadcast or write about a news story

    Several papers carried the story.

  6. carryˈkær i

    to have a particular characteristic or result

    Taking the drug carries risks.; an offense that carries a fine of $2,000

  7. carryˈkær i

    to have a strong influence

    What I say doesn't carry much weight.

  8. carryˈkær i

    (of sound) to travel through air

    Sound carries better at night.

  9. carryˈkær i

    to support; = hold

    The branch wouldn't carry my weight.

  10. carryˈkær i

    to lose control and behave inappropriately

    I got carried away and told the secret.


  1. carry(Noun)

    A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.

    Adjust your carry from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.

  2. carry(Noun)

    The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.

  3. carry(Verb)

    To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.

  4. carry(Verb)

    To stock or supply (something).

    The corner drugstore doesn't carry his favorite brand of aspirin.

  5. carry(Verb)

    To adopt (something); take (something) over.

    I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.

  6. carry(Verb)

    To adopt or resolve upon, especially in a deliberative assembly; as, to carry a motion.

  7. carry(Verb)

    In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.

    Five and nine are fourteen; carry the one to the tens place.

  8. carry(Verb)

    To have or maintain (something).

    Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.

  9. carry(Verb)

    To be transmitted; to travel.

    The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.

  10. carry(Verb)

    to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding

  11. carry(Verb)

    To transport (the ball) whilst maintaining possession.

  12. Origin: carrien, from carier (modern French: charrier). Replaced native ferien (from ferian) and aberen (from aberan).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carry(verb)

    to convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off

  2. Carry(verb)

    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

  3. Carry(verb)

    to move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide

  4. Carry(verb)

    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. Carry(verb)

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

  6. Carry(verb)

    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

  7. Carry(verb)

    to get possession of by force; to capture

  8. Carry(verb)

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

  9. Carry(verb)

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

  10. Carry(verb)

    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

  11. Carry(verb)

    to act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry

  12. Carry(verb)

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

  13. Carry(verb)

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

  14. Carry(verb)

    to have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare

  15. Carry(noun)

    a tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage


  1. Carry

    In elementary arithmetic a carry is a digit that is transferred from one column of digits to another column of more significant digits during a calculation algorithm. When used in subtraction the operation is called a borrow. It is a central part of traditional mathematics, but is often omitted from curricula based on reform mathematics, which do not emphasize any specific method to find a correct answer.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carry' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1073

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carry' in Written Corpus Frequency: #713

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'carry' in Verbs Frequency: #65

Translations for carry

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to take from one place etc to another

She carried the child over the river; Flies carry disease.

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