Carry

Definition of Carry

Car´ry
v. t.1.To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.
[imp. & p. p. Carried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Carrying.]
When he dieth he shall 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 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.
To carry coals to Newcastle
to take things to a place where they already abound; to lose one's labor.
- Halliwell.
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.
c - To complete; to bring to a successful issue; to succeed.
- Hammond.
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.
b - To have influence.
- Cowper.
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.
To carry on
to behave in a wild, rude, or romping manner.
n.1.A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

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