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Definition of Carry


  1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
  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.
  3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  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.
  7. To get possession of by force; to capture.
  8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.
  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.
  11. To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  12. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  13. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  14. To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  15. A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

Carry Quotations

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Dalai Lama

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Cavett Robert

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. - Margaret Walker
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
Margaret Walker

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
Tom Stoppard
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Carry Translations

carry in Afrikaans is dra
carry in Dutch is dragen, voorhebben, voeren, brengen
carry in Finnish is kantaa
carry in French is remportent, remportez, remportons, porter, portez
carry in Latin is transmitto, transporto
carry in Portuguese is carregue
carry in Spanish is sostener
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