1. [ verb ] move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
Synonyms: transport

"You must carry your camping gear" "carry the suitcases to the car" "This train is carrying nuclear waste" "These pipes carry waste water into the river"

Related terms: move bring bear lug haul fly return pack pipe_in bucket shoulder port porter chariot port cart aircraft_carrier carrier conveyer_belt transporter
2. [ verb ] have with oneself; have on one's person
Synonyms: take pack

"She always takes an umbrella" "I always carry money" "She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains"

Related terms: have
3. [ verb ] serve as a means for expressing something
Synonyms: express convey

: "The painting of Mary carries motherly love" "His voice carried a lot of anger"

Related terms: communicate quantify conduct
4. [ verb ] transmit or serve as the medium for transmission, as of sounds or images
Synonyms: transmit channel conduct convey

"Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

Related terms: bring wash_up retransmit pipe_in bring_in transmission conduction conductor carrier_wave conductor
5. [ verb ] bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of

"His efforts carried the entire project" "How many credits is this student carrying?" "We carry a very large mortgage"

Related terms: hold
6. [ verb ] support or hold in a certain manner
Synonyms: hold bear

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

Related terms: behave poise stoop piggyback stoop behave carriage
7. [ verb ] contain or hold; have within
Synonyms: hold contain bear

: "The jar carries wine" "The canteen holds fresh water" "This can contains water"

Related terms: include surround house retain enclose contain capacity cargo_area
8. [ verb ] extend beyond reasonable limits
Synonyms: execute

"carry too far" "She carries her ideas to the extreme"

Related terms: sign effect enforce dispatch
9. [ verb ] continue or extend
Synonyms: extend

"The civil war carried into the neighboring province" "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

Related terms: continue prolong extend
10. [ verb ] win in an election

"The senator carried his home state"

Related terms: win
11. [ verb ] include, as on a list

"How many people are carried on the payroll?"

Related terms: include
12. [ verb ] be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

Related terms: imply
13. [ verb ] have on hand
Synonyms: stock stockpile

"Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

Related terms: have must stock store stockpile stockist
14. [ verb ] pass on a communication

: "The news was carried to every village in the province"

Related terms: communicate transport
15. [ verb ] (sport) move, as in hockey or soccer
Synonyms: dribble

"Carry the ball"

Related terms: hit sport dribble
16. [ verb ] behave in a certain manner
Synonyms: behave conduct deport bear comport acquit

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Related terms: act hold deal assert fluster walk_around pose hold behavior demeanor bearing
17. [ verb ] include as the content; broadcast or publicize
Synonyms: run

"We ran the ad three times" "This paper carries a restaurant review" "All major networks carried the press conference"

Related terms: circulate go_around
18. [ noun ] (transportation) the act of carrying something
Related terms: transportation porterage portage packing fireman's_carry transport hold conduct
19. [ verb ] win approval or support for
Synonyms: persuade sway

"Carry all before one" "His speech did not sway the voters"

Related terms: influence
20. [ verb ] keep as a debtor in one's account

: "He carried the enumployed customer for several months"

Related terms: keep sustain
21. [ verb ] propel or give impetus to

"The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

Related terms: propel transport
22. [ verb ] have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence

"This new washer carries a two year guarantee" "The loan carries a high interest rate" "She carries her mother's genes" "The restaurant carries an unusual name"

Related terms: have
23. [ verb ] be conveyed over a certain distance

"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

Related terms: range conduct
24. [ verb ] be successful in

"She lost the game but carried the match"

Related terms: win
25. [ verb ] transfer (entries) from one account book to another
Synonyms: post
Related terms: transfer
26. [ verb ] keep up with financial support

"The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

Related terms: sustain
27. [ verb ] (food,agriculture) bear (a crop)

: "this land does not carry olives"

Related terms: grow farming
28. [ verb ] pursue a line of scent or be a bearer, as of a dog

"fetch and carry"

Related terms: follow
29. [ verb ] transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication

"put down 5 and carry 2"

Related terms: transfer
30. [ verb ] (golf) cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf

"The drive carried to the green"

Related terms: travel golf
31. [ verb ] secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)

"The motion carried easily"

Related terms: obtain
32. [ verb ] (music) sing or play against other voices or parts

"He cannot carry a tune"

Related terms: perform
33. [ verb ] have on the surface or on the skin

"carry scars"

Related terms: bear
34. [ verb ] (military) capture after a fight

"The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

Related terms: appropriate capture
35. [ verb ] (food) sustain, as of livestock

"This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

Related terms: nourish livestock
36. [ verb ] take further or advance

"carry a cause"

Related terms: promote
37. [ verb ] compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

Related terms: compensate
38. [ verb ] maintain or support somebody who is weaker or less competent
Related terms: support
39. [ verb ] drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Synonyms: hold

"He can hold his liquor" "he had drunk more than he could carry"

Related terms: drink
40. [ verb ] have or possess something abstract

"I carry her image in my mind's eye" "I will carry the secret to my grave" "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head" "I carry a lot of life insurance"

Related terms: have must
41. [ verb ] have a certain range, as of guns

"This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

Related terms: have
42. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 3393
43. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 30642
44. [ verb ] be pregnant with
Synonyms: expect gestate have_a_bun_in_the_oven bear

"She is bearing his child" "The are expecting another child in January" "I am carrying his child"

Related terms: give_birth expect pregnancy gestation conceive
Similar spelling:   Cary