Idioms for carry

Origin of carry

1275–1325; Middle English carien < Anglo-French carier < Late Latin carricāre, apparently variant of *carrūcāre, derivative of Latin carrūca traveling carriage < Celtic; see car1

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1. Carry, convey, transport, transmit imply taking or sending something from one place to another. Carry means to take by means of the hands, a vehicle, etc.: to carry a book; The boat carried a heavy load. Convey means to take by means of a nonhuman carrier: The wheat was conveyed to market by train. However, news, information, etc., can be conveyed by a human carrier: The secretary conveyed the message. Transport means to carry or convey goods, now usually by vehicle or vessel: to transport milk to customers. Transmit implies sending or transferring messages or hereditary tendencies: to transmit a telegram.

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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH carry

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British Dictionary definitions for carry forward (1 of 2)

carry forward

verb (tr, adverb)

accounting to transfer (a balance) to the next page, column, etc
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): carry over tax accounting to apply (a legally permitted credit, esp an operating loss) to the taxable income of following years to ease the overall tax burden

noun carry-forward

Also called: carry-over tax accounting an amount carried forward

British Dictionary definitions for carry forward (2 of 2)

carry
/ (ˈkærɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (mainly tr)

noun plural -ries

Word Origin for carry

C14 carien, from Old Northern French carier to move by vehicle, from car, from Latin carrum transport wagon; see car
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Idioms and Phrases with carry forward (1 of 2)

carry forward

1

Also, carry over. Transfer a bookkeeping entry to the next column, page, another account, or the next accounting period, as in Let's carry forward this loss to the next quarter for a saving in taxes, or She made an error in carrying over this column. The first term dates from the first half of the 1800s; the variant dates from the mid-1700s.

2

Make progress in, advance, as in His successor hoped to carry forward his work. Also see carry on.

Idioms and Phrases with carry forward (2 of 2)

carry

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