[kair-ee, kar-ee]
  1. Alice,1820–71, U.S. poet (sister of Phoebe Cary).
  2. (Arthur) Joyce (Lu·nel) [loon-l] /ˈlun l/, 1888–1957, English novelist.
  3. Henry Francis,1772–1844, British writer and translator.
  4. Phoebe,1824–71, U.S. poet (sister of Alice Cary).
  5. a town in central North Carolina.
  6. a male given name.
  7. a female given name, form of Caroline. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for cary

Contemporary Examples of cary

Historical Examples of cary

  • "Cary, just take this out for me;" but Cary was gone, and her sister with her.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • Cary speaks as if my heart had no possible concern in the matter.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • Nothing, except ten pounds he gave Cary yesterday for her birthday.

  • There was a man called Cary who had gone home from Kingston.


    Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer

  • Miss Cary and I aren't going to hurt you any more than we can help.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

British Dictionary definitions for cary


  1. (Arthur) Joyce (Lunel). 1888–1957, British novelist; author of Mister Johnson (1939), A House of Children (1941), and The Horse's Mouth (1944)
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