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convey

[kuh n-vey] /kənˈveɪ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
2.
to communicate; impart; make known:
to convey a wish.
3.
to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit.
4.
Law. to transfer; pass the title to.
5.
Archaic. steal; purloin.
6.
Obsolete. to take away secretly.
Origin of convey
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English conveyen < Anglo-French conveier < Vulgar Latin *conviāre, equivalent to con- con- + -viāre, derivative of via way; see via
Related forms
conveyable, adjective
preconvey, verb (used with object)
quasi-conveyed, adjective
well-conveyed, adjective
Synonyms
1. move.
Synonym Study
1. See carry.
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  • If ever you see George again, sir, you will oblige me by conveying one message.

    Life in London Edwin Hodder
  • Meanwhile fire-signals had been raised, conveying the alarm to Peiraeus and Athens.

  • I should not like the drivers to suspect that we were conveying such a treasure.

    The Room in the Dragon Volant J. Sheridan LeFanu
  • In 1755, he was killed by Indians while conveying ammunition to the borderers.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare Alexander Scott Withers
  • We will see to-morrow about conveying her to the lunatic asylum at Les Tulettes.

British Dictionary definitions for conveying

convey

/kənˈveɪ/
verb (transitive)
1.
to take, carry, or transport from one place to another
2.
to communicate (a message, information, etc)
3.
(of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer
4.
(law) to transmit or transfer (the title to property)
5.
(archaic) to steal
Derived Forms
conveyable, adjective
Word Origin
C13: from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre to escort, from Latin com- with + via way
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Word Origin and History for conveying

convey

v.

c.1300, "to go along with;" late 14c., "to carry, transport;" from Anglo-French conveier, from Old French convoier "to escort" (Modern French convoyer), from Vulgar Latin *conviare "to accompany on the way," from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + via "way, road" (see via). It was a euphemism for "steal" 15c.-17c., which helped broaden its meaning. Related: Conveyed; conveying.

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