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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carry  \Car"ry\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carried};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Carrying}.]  [OF.  carier,  charier,  F.  carrier,  to  cart,  from 
  OF  car  char,  F.  car  car  See  {Car}.] 
  1.  To  convey  or  transport  in  any  manner  from  one  place  to 
  another;  to  bear;  --  often  with  away  or  off 
 
  When  he  dieth  he  small  carry  nothing  away  --Ps. 
  xiix.  17. 
 
  Devout  men  carried  Stephen  to  his  burial.  --Acts 
  viii,  2. 
 
  Another  carried  the  intelligence  to  Russell. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  The  sound  will  be  carried,  at  the  least,  twenty 
  miles.  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  To  have  or  hold  as  a  burden,  while  moving  from  place  to 
  place  to  have  upon  or  about  one's  person;  to  bear;  as  to 
  carry  a  wound;  to  carry  an  unborn  child. 
 
  If  the  ideas  .  .  .  were  carried  along  with  us  in  our 
  minds.  --Locke. 
 
  3.  To  move  to  convey  by  force;  to  impel;  to  conduct;  to  lead 
  or  guide. 
 
  Go  carry  Sir  John  Falstaff  to  the  Fleet.  --Shak. 
 
  He  carried  away  all  his  cattle.  --Gen.  xxxi. 
  18. 
 
  Passion  and  revenge  will  carry  them  too  far 
  --Locke. 
 
  4.  To  transfer  from  one  place  (as  a  country,  book,  or  column) 
  to  another;  as  to  carry  the  war  from  Greece  into  Asia;  to 
  carry  an  account  to  the  ledger;  to  carry  a  number  in 
  adding  figures. 
 
  5.  To  convey  by  extension  or  continuance;  to  extend;  as  to 
  carry  the  chimney  through  the  roof;  to  carry  a  road  ten 
  miles  farther. 
 
  6.  To  bear  or  uphold  successfully  through  conflict,  as  a 
  leader  or  principle;  hence  to  succeed  in  as  in  a 
  contest;  to  bring  to  a  successful  issue;  to  win;  as  to 
  carry  an  election.  ``The  greater  part  carries  it.'' 
  --Shak. 
 
  The  carrying  of  our  main  point.  --Addison. 
 
  7.  To  get  possession  of  by  force;  to  capture. 
 
  The  town  would  have  been  carried  in  the  end 
  --Bacon. 
 
  8.  To  contain;  to  comprise;  to  bear  the  aspect  of  to  show  or 
  exhibit;  to  imply. 
 
  He  thought  it  carried  something  of  argument  in  it 
  --Watts. 
 
  It  carries  too  great  an  imputation  of  ignorance. 
  --Lacke. 
 
  9.  To  bear  (one's  self);  to  behave,  to  conduct  or  demean;  -- 
  with  the  reflexive  pronouns. 
 
  He  carried  himself  so  insolently  in  the  house,  and 
  out  of  the  house,  to  all  persons,  that  he  became 
  odious.  --Clarendon. 
 
  10.  To  bear  the  charges  or  burden  of  holding  or  having  as 
  stocks,  merchandise,  etc.,  from  one  time  to  another;  as 
  a  merchant  is  carrying  a  large  stock;  a  farm  carries  a 
  mortgage;  a  broker  carries  stock  for  a  customer;  to  carry 
  a  life  insurance. 
 
  {Carry  arms}  (Mil.  Drill),  a  command  of  the  Manual  of  Arms 
  directing  the  soldier  to  hold  his  piece  in  the  right  hand, 
  the  barrel  resting  against  the  hollow  of  the  shoulder  in  a 
  nearly  perpendicular  position.  In  this  position  the 
  soldier  is  said  to  stand  and  the  musket  to  be  held,  at 
  carry. 
 
  {To  carry  all  before  one},  to  overcome  all  obstacles;  to  have 
  uninterrupted  success. 
 
  {To  carry  arms} 
  a  To  bear  weapons. 
  b  To  serve  as  a  soldier. 
 
  {To  carry  away}. 
  a  (Naut.)  to  break  off  to  lose;  as  to  carry  away  a 
  fore-topmast. 
  b  To  take  possession  of  the  mind;  to  charm;  to  delude; 
  as  to  be  carried  by  music,  or  by  temptation. 
 
  {To  carry  coals},  to  bear  indignities  tamely,  a  phrase  used 
  by  early  dramatists,  perhaps  from  the  mean  nature  of  the 
  occupation.  --Halliwell. 
 
  {To  carry  coals  to  Newcastle},  to  take  things  to  a  place 
  where  they  already  abound;  to  lose  one's  labor. 
 
  {To  carry  off} 
  a  To  remove  to  a  distance. 
  b  To  bear  away  as  from  the  power  or  grasp  of  others 
  c  To  remove  from  life;  as  the  plague  carried  off 
  thousands. 
 
  {To  carry  on} 
  a  To  carry  farther;  to  advance,  or  help  forward;  to 
  continue;  as  to  carry  on  a  design. 
  b  To  manage,  conduct,  or  prosecute;  as  to  carry  on 
  husbandry  or  trade 
 
  {To  carry  out}. 
  a  To  bear  from  within. 
  b  To  put  into  execution;  to  bring  to  a  successful 
  issue. 
  c  To  sustain  to  the  end  to  continue  to  the  end 
 
  {To  carry  through}. 
  a  To  convey  through  the  midst  of 
  b  To  support  to  the  end  to  sustain,  or  keep  from 
  falling,  or  being  subdued.  ``Grace  will  carry  us  .  . 
  .  through  all  difficulties.''  --Hammond. 
  c  To  complete;  to  bring  to  a  successful  issue;  to 
  succeed. 
 
  {To  carry  up},  to  convey  or  extend  in  an  upward  course  or 
  direction;  to  build. 
 
  {To  carry  weight}. 
  a  To  be  handicapped;  to  have  an  extra  burden,  as  when 
  one  rides  or  runs.  ``He  carries  weight,  he  rides  a 
  race''  --Cowper. 
  b  To  have  influence. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carry  \Car"ry\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  act  as  a  bearer;  to  convey  anything  as  to  fetch  and 
  carry. 
 
  2.  To  have  propulsive  power;  to  propel;  as  a  gun  or  mortar 
  carries  well 
 
  3.  To  hold  the  head;  --  said  of  a  horse;  as  to  carry  well  i. 
  e.,  to  hold  the  head  high,  with  arching  neck. 
 
  4.  (Hunting)  To  have  earth  or  frost  stick  to  the  feet  when 
  running,  as  a  hare.  --Johnson. 
 
  {To  carry  on},  to  behave  in  a  wild,  rude,  or  romping  manner. 
  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carry  \Car"ry\,  n.;  pl  {Carries}. 
  A  tract  of  land,  over  which  boats  or  goods  are  carried 
  between  two  bodies  of  navigable  water;  a  carrying  place  a 
  portage.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carry 
  n  :  the  act  of  carrying  something 
  v  1:  move  while  supporting,  either  in  a  vehicle  or  in  one's  hands 
  or  on  one's  body;  "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"  [syn:  {transport}] 
  2:  have  with  oneself;  have  on  one's  person;  "She  always  takes 
  an  umbrella";  "I  always  carry  money";  "She  packs  a  gun 
  when  she  goes  into  the  mountains"  [syn:  {pack},  {take}] 
  3:  transmit  or  serve  as  the  medium  for  transmission,  as  of 
  sounds  or  images;  "Sound  carries  well  over  water";  "The 
  airwaves  carry  the  sound";  "Many  metals  conduct  heat" 
  [syn:  {conduct},  {transmit},  {convey},  {channel}] 
  4:  serve  as  a  means  for  expressing  something:  "The  painting  of 
  Mary  carries  motherly  love";  "His  voice  carried  a  lot  af 
  anger"  [syn:  {convey},  {express}] 
  5:  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?" 
  6:  support  or  hold  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  holds  her  head 
  high";  "He  carried  himself  upright"  [syn:  {hold},  {bear}] 
  7:  contain  or  hold  have  within:  "The  jar  carries  wine";  "The 
  canteen  holds  fresh  water";  "This  can  contains  water" 
  [syn:  {hold},  {bear},  {contain}] 
  8:  extend  beyond  reasonable  limits;  "carry  too  far"  [syn:  {execute}] 
  9:  continue  or  extend;  "The  civil  war  carried  into  the 
  neighboring  province";  "The  disease  extended  into  athe 
  remote  mountain  provinces"  [syn:  {extend}] 
  10:  be  necessarily  associated  with  or  result  in  or  involve; 
  "This  crime  carries  a  penalty  of  five  years  in  prison" 
  11:  win  in  an  election;  "The  senator  carried  his  home  state" 
  12:  include,  as  on  a  list;  "How  many  people  are  carried  on  the 
  payroll?" 
  13:  behave  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  carried  herself  well";  "he 
  bore  himself  with  dignity";  "They  conducted  themselves 
  well  during  these  difficult  times"  [syn:  {behave},  {acquit}, 
  {bear},  {deport},  {conduct},  {comport}] 
  14:  have  on  hand;  "Do  you  carry  kerosene  heaters?"  [syn:  {stock}, 
  {stockpile}] 
  15:  include  as  the  content;  broadcast  or  publicize;  "We  ran  the 
  ad  three  times";  "This  paper  carries  a  restaurant 
  review";  "All  major  networks  carried  the  press 
  conference"  [syn:  {run}] 
  16:  move  as  in  hockey  or  soccer;  "Carry  the  ball"  [syn:  {dribble}] 
  17:  pass  on  a  communication:  "The  news  was  carried  to  every 
  village  in  the  province" 
  18:  have  as  a  feature;  "This  new  washer  carries  a  two  year 
  guarantee" 
  19:  be  conveyed  over  a  certain  distance;  "Her  voice  carries  very 
  well  in  this  big  opera  house" 
  20:  keep  as  a  debtor  in  one's  account:  "He  carried  the 
  enumployed  customer  for  several  months" 
  21:  win  approval  or  support  for  "Carry  all  before  one"  [syn:  {persuade}, 
  {sway}] 
  22:  compensate  for  a  weaker  partner  or  member  by  one's  own 
  performance;  "I  resent  having  to  carry  her  all  the  time" 
  23:  maintain  or  support  somebody  who  is  weaker  or  less  competent 
  24:  take  further  or  advance;  "carry  a  cause" 
  25:  have  on  the  surface  or  on  the  skin;  "carry  scars" 
  26:  capture  after  a  fight;  "The  troops  carried  the  town  after  a 
  brief  fight" 
  27:  transfer  from  one  place  to  another:  "transfer  a  number"  (as 
  in  an  addition) 
  28:  pursue  a  line  of  scent  or  be  a  bearer,  as  of  a  dog;  "fetch 
  and  carry" 
  29:  produce  as  a  crop 
  30:  propel  or  give  impetus  to  "The  sudden  gust  of  air  propelled 
  the  ball  to  the  other  side  of  the  fence" 
  31:  drink  alcohol  without  showing  ill  effects;  "He  can  hold  his 
  liquor"  [syn:  {hold}] 
  32:  sustain,  as  of  livestock;  "This  land  will  carry  ten  cows  to 
  the  acre" 
  33:  have  a  certain  range,  as  of  guns;  "This  rifle  carries  for 
  3,000  feet" 
  34:  cover  a  certain  distance  or  advance  beyond,  as  of  a  ball  in 
  golf;  "The  drive  carried  to  the  green" 
  35:  secure  the  passage  or  adoption  (of  bills  and  motions);  "The 
  motion  carried  easily" 
  36:  be  successful  in  "She  lost  the  game  but  carried  the  match" 
  37:  sing  or  play  against  other  voices  or  parts  "He  cannot  carry 
  a  tune" 
  38:  be  pregnant  with  "She  is  bearing  his  child";  "The  are 
  expecting  another  child  in  January"  [syn:  {bear},  {gestate}, 
  {expect}] 




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