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Definition of CARRY

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Carry \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. [1913 Webster]

              When he dieth he shall carry nothing away. --Ps. xiix. 17. [1913 Webster]

              Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. --Acts viii, 2. [1913 Webster]

              Another carried the intelligence to Russell.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

              The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty miles.                                --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our minds.                                --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide. [1913 Webster]

              Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              He carried away all his cattle.       --Gen. xxxi.
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              Passion and revenge will carry them too far.
                                                    --Locke. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther. [1913 Webster]

     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." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              The carrying of our main point.       --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     7. To get possession of by force; to capture.
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              The town would have been carried in the end.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or exhibit; to imply. [1913 Webster]

              He thought it carried something of argument in it.
                                                    --Watts. [1913 Webster]

              It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.
                                                    --Lacke. [1913 Webster]

     9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns. [1913 Webster]

              He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious.                               --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {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 carry.

     {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 fore-topmast. (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 thousands.

     {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 issue. (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 succeed.

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Carry \Car"ry\, v. i.
     1. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry. [1913 Webster]

     2. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well. [1913 Webster]

     3. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck. [1913 Webster]

     4. (Hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

     {To carry on}, to behave in a wild, rude, or romping manner. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Carry \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.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

298 Moby Thesaurus words for "carry":
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