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Idioms about 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

synonym study for carry

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM carry

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH carry

caries, carries

Other definitions for carry (2 of 2)

Carry
[ kar-e ]
/ ˈkær ɛ /

noun
a male given name, form of Carew.
a female given name, form of Caroline.
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How to use carry in a sentence

  • It being agin the law tew carry consealed weepons, evry man carrys one in his hand.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings|Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • It seems strange to me that them that preach up the doctrine don't admire one who carrys it out.

    An English Grammar|W. M. Baskervill and J. W. Sewell
  • Blessed iz he who alwus carrys a big stone in hiz hand but never heaves her.

British Dictionary definitions for carry

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with carry

carry

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