- to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.
- to communicate; impart; make known: to convey a wish.
- to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit.
- Law. to transfer; pass the title to.
- Archaic. steal; purloin.
- Obsolete. to take away secretly.
Origin of convey
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Examples from the Web for conveying
Conveying to the students that we were on their side without getting kicked off campus by the staff was a constant struggle.‘Kidnapped for Christ’ Review: Come Because You’re Gay, Stay For Jesus
Matthew Paul Turner
July 11, 2014
Conveying where you stand is especially important when you are not the target.Female Journalist Gets Rape Threats Over Comic Book Criticism
April 21, 2014
His goal is to have as little a hand as possible in conveying their resemblance.Doppelgangers Really Do Exist: These People Are Strangers
March 18, 2014
And Shipka is especially skilled at conveying the confusion, awkwardness, and anger of adolescence.Lifetime’s ‘Flowers in the Attic’ Review: The Incest Is There, The Strange Magic Is Not
January 16, 2014
On their feet were sandals bearing flower motifs, conveying a sense of youthfulness repeated in the cocktail dresses as well.Emporio Armani's Water Lilies
September 20, 2013
If ever you see George again, sir, you will oblige me by conveying one message.Life in London
Meanwhile fire-signals had been raised, conveying the alarm to Peiraeus and Athens.Stories from Thucydides
H. L. Havell
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.The Fortune of the Rougons
- to take, carry, or transport from one place to another
- to communicate (a message, information, etc)
- (of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer
- law to transmit or transfer (the title to property)
- archaic to steal
Word Origin and History for conveying
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.