Definitions for conveykənˈveɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to carry or take from one place to another.

  2. to communicate; impart:

    to convey a wish.

  3. to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit.

  4. Law. to transfer; pass the title to.

    Category: Law

  5. Archaic. to steal; purloin.

  6. Obs. to take away secretly.

Origin of convey:

1250–1300; ME < AF conveier < VL *conviāre= L con-con - +-viāre, der. of via way; see via


Princeton's WordNet

  1. convey(verb)

    make known; pass on, of information

    "She conveyed the message to me"

  2. 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"

  3. convey, transmit, communicate(verb)

    transfer to another

    "communicate a disease"

  4. convey(verb)

    transmit a title or property

  5. 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"

  6. bring, convey, take(verb)

    take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

    "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"

  7. bring, get, convey, fetch(verb)

    go or come after and bring or take back

    "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. convey(verb)ənˈveɪ

    to communicate sth

    It's difficult to convey the joy we felt.

  2. conveyənˈveɪ

    to transport sth

    systems for conveying goods


  1. convey(Verb)

    To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.

  2. convey(Verb)

    To communicate; to make known; to portray.

  3. convey(Verb)

    To transfer legal rights (to).

    He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.

  4. Origin: conveier (confer French convoyer), conviare, from via, "way". Confer "convoy".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Convey(verb)

    to carry from one place to another; to bear or transport

  2. Convey(verb)

    to cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas

  3. Convey(verb)

    to transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing

  4. Convey(verb)

    to impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information

  5. Convey(verb)

    to manage with privacy; to carry out

  6. Convey(verb)

    to carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve

  7. Convey(verb)

    to accompany; to convoy

  8. Convey(verb)

    to play the thief; to steal

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'convey' in Verbs Frequency: #744

Translations for convey

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to carry

Huge ships convey oil from the Middle East.

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