- 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 conveys
She conveys a genuine interest in music as music, not just as part of a larger spectacle.Can Lady Gaga Do Jazz?
September 22, 2014
Vanity Fair has chosen a glorious picture which conveys why Williams outclasses all male and female members of the list.Are These Really the Best Dressed People in the World?
August 6, 2014
She conveys the ugliest things with matter-of-factness, helping to demystify death.Death Became Her: Molly Lefebure’s Wartime Years of Murder and Suicide
April 2, 2014
(Film can go there triumphantly…) Writing chases after the senses and conveys them in an altered form.Susan Minot on Africa, Joseph Kony, and the Limits of Writing About Love
February 10, 2014
And really it is pretty difficult to slam the door on anything entertaining and lovely that conveys honestly the way we live now.From Led Zeppelin to Breaking Bad: The Lamest Generation
September 29, 2013
It is hardly disagreeable, and conveys no sense of unhealthiness.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
A railroad four miles long, conveys the quartz from the lode to the mills.Hittel on Gold Mines and Mining
John S. Hittell
On the other hand, the "Yellow Dun" conveys no idea of any Sally.Crocker's Hole
R. D. Blackmore
We conceive, then, that it is the universal ether which conveys that light.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Their general aspect, though, conveys the opposite impression.In Eastern Seas
J. J. Smith
- 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 conveys
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.