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carry

noun (n)

  • the act of carrying something (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body (verb.contact)
    Synonym: transport
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • have with oneself; have on one's person (verb.stative)
    Synonym: pack, take
    Example:
    I always carry money.
    source: wordnet30
  • transmit or serve as the medium for transmission (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The airwaves carry the sound.
    source: wordnet30
  • serve as a means for expressing something (verb.communication)
    Synonym: convey, express
    source: wordnet30
  • bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of (verb.contact)
    Example:
    How many credits is this student carrying?.
    We carry a very large mortgage.
    source: wordnet30
  • support or hold in a certain manner (verb.contact)
    Synonym: bear, hold
    source: wordnet30
  • contain or hold; have within (verb.stative)
    Synonym: bear, contain, hold
    source: wordnet30
  • extend to a certain degree (verb.social)
    Example:
    Carry too far.
    source: wordnet30
  • continue or extend (verb.change)
    Synonym: extend
    source: wordnet30
  • be necessarily associated with or result in or involve (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • win in an election (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • include, as on a list (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • behave in a certain manner (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • have on hand (verb.possession)
    Synonym: stock, stockpile
    Example:
    Do you carry kerosene heaters?.
    source: wordnet30
  • include as the content; broadcast or publicize (verb.creation)
    Synonym: run
    source: wordnet30
  • propel, (verb.contact)
    Synonym: dribble
    Example:
    Carry the ball.
    source: wordnet30
  • pass on a communication (verb.communication)
    source: wordnet30
  • have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence (verb.stative)
    Example:
    These bonds carry warrants.
    source: wordnet30
  • be conveyed over a certain distance (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • keep up with financial support (verb.stative)
    source: wordnet30
  • have or possess something abstract (verb.stative)
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • be equipped with (a mast or sail) (verb.stative)
    Example:
    This boat can only carry a small sail.
    source: wordnet30
  • win approval or support for (verb.social)
    Synonym: persuade, sway
    Example:
    Carry all before one.
    source: wordnet30
  • compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance (verb.social)
    Example:
    I resent having to carry her all the time.
    source: wordnet30
  • take further or advance (verb.social)
    Example:
    Carry a cause.
    source: wordnet30
  • have on the surface or on the skin (verb.possession)
    Example:
    Carry scars.
    source: wordnet30
  • capture after a fight (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • transfer (entries) from one account book to another (verb.possession)
    Synonym: post
    source: wordnet30
  • transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication (verb.motion)
    Example:
    Put down 5 and carry 2.
    source: wordnet30
  • pursue a line of scent or be a bearer (verb.motion)
    Example:
    The dog was taught to fetch and carry.
    source: wordnet30
  • bear (a crop) (verb.creation)
    Example:
    This land does not carry olives.
    source: wordnet30
  • propel or give impetus to (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • drink alcohol without showing ill effects (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: hold
    Example:
    He had drunk more than he could carry.
    source: wordnet30
  • be able to feed (verb.consumption)
    Example:
    This land will carry ten cows to the acre.
    source: wordnet30
  • have a certain range (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • cover a certain distance or advance beyond (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions) (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • be successful in (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • sing or play against other voices or parts (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He cannot carry a tune.
    source: wordnet30
  • be pregnant with (verb.body)
    Example:
    I am carrying his child.
    source: wordnet30
  • To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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