- 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 convey
Elisabetta Piqué, who knew Bergoglio well as a cardinal, writes in the present tense as if to convey real time passing.How Pope Francis Became the World’s BFF
December 21, 2014
Overall, Paris Magnum reaches both too widely and too thinly in trying to convey a sense of spectrum.A History of Paris in 150 Photographs
December 14, 2014
The home was a direct representation of his character, so in place of dialogue, we used props and set design to convey his story.Nitehawk Shorts Festival: ‘Brute,’ a Twisted Take on Playing in the Dark
November 28, 2014
In the meantime, who better to convey the film's appeal than Pauline Kael, the fabulous longtime New Yorker movie critic.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession
November 22, 2014
The group has also used couriers to convey some messages in order to avoid digital communications altogether.ISIS Keeps Getting Better at Dodging U.S. Spies
Shane Harris, Noah Shachtman
November 14, 2014
But the voice from behind the door was not a servant's, nor did it convey the intelligence we all awaited.In the Valley
We can convey the intelligence of your mischance to her: the porter will befriend you.Calderon The Courtier
Mr Pancks answered, with an unction which there is no language to convey, 'We rather think so.'Little Dorrit
It is there not so much to convey a meaning as to wake a meaning.A Dish Of Orts
When I have no events to relate, still I must write to convey to you my sentiments.Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10)
- 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 convey
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.