[ kuhn-vey ]
See synonyms for: conveyconveyedconveyingconveys on

verb (used with object)
  1. to carry, bring, or take from one place to another; transport; bear.

  2. to communicate; impart; make known: to convey a wish.

  1. to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium; transmit

  2. Law. to transfer; pass the title to.

  3. Archaic. steal; purloin.

  4. Obsolete. to take away secretly.

Origin of convey

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English conveyen, from Anglo-French conveier, from unattested Vulgar Latin conviāre, equivalent to con- “with, together, completely” + -viāre, derivative of via “way”; see con-, via

synonym study For convey

1. See carry.

Other words for convey

Other words from convey

  • con·vey·a·ble, adjective
  • pre·con·vey, verb (used with object)

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How to use convey in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for convey


/ (kənˈveɪ) /

  1. to take, carry, or transport from one place to another

  2. to communicate (a message, information, etc)

  1. (of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer

  2. law to transmit or transfer (the title to property)

  3. archaic to steal

Origin of convey

C13: from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre to escort, from Latin com- with + via way

Derived forms of convey

  • conveyable, adjective

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