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CARRY, v.t.

1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either by bodily strength, upon a beast, in a vehicle, or in any kind of water-craft. In general, it implies a moving from the speaker or the place present or near, to a place more distant, and so is opposed to bring and fetch, and it is often followed by from, away, off, out.

He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. Is. 40.

When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. Ps. 49.

2. To convey; as sound is carried in the air.

3. To effect; to accomplish; to prevail; to gain the object; as, to carry a point, measure, or resolution; to carry a prize; to carry a fortified town by force of arms; sometimes followed by it.

Whose wills will carry it over the rest.

4. To bear out; to face through.

If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved.

5. To urge, impel, lead or draw, noting moral impulse.

Pride or passion will carry a man to great lengths.

Men are carried away with imaginary prospects. See Eph. 4:14. Heb. 13:9.

6. To bear; to have.

In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense.

7. To bear; to show, display or exhibit to view.

The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction.

8. To imply or import.

To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance.

9. To contain or comprise.

He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine.

10. To extend or continue in time, as to carry a historical account to the first ages of the world; but usually with a particle, as to carry up or carry back, to carry forward.

11. To extend in space, as to carry a line or a boundary; or in a moral sense, as to carry ideas very far.

12. To support or sustain.

Carry camomile on sticks.

13. To bear or produce, as trees.

Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem.

14. To manage or transact, usually with on; as, to carry on business.

15. To carry ones self, to behave, conduct or demean.

He carried himself insolently. Sometimes with it; as, he carried it high.

16. To remove, lead or drive.

And he carried away all his cattle. Gen. 31.

17. To remove; to cause to go.

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. 2 Kings 18.

18. To transport; to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. Rev. 17.

19. To fetch and bring.

Young whelps learn easily to carry.

20. To transfer; as, to carry an account to the ledger.

War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia.

To carry coals, to bear injuries.

To carry off, to remove to a distance; also, to kill, as to be carried off by sickness.

To carry on,

1. to promote, advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design; to carry on the administration of grace.

2. To manage or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry.

3. To prosecute, continue or pursue; as, to carry on trade or war.

To carry through, to support to the end; to sustain or keep from failing, or being subdued.

Grace will carry a man through all difficulties. Hammond.

To carry out, to bear from within; also, to sustain to the end; to continue to the end.

To carry away, in seamanship, is to break; to carry sail till a spar breaks; as, to carry away a fore-topmast.

CARRY, v.i.

1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare.

2. To bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. When a horse holds his head high, with an arching neck, he is said to carry well. When he lowers his head too much, he is said to carry low.

3. To convey; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well; but this is elliptical.



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CARRY, v.t.

1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either by bodily strength, upon a beast, in a vehicle, or in any kind of water-craft. In general, it implies a moving from the speaker or the place present or near, to a place more distant, and so is opposed to bring and fetch, and it is often followed by from, away, off, out.

He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. Is. 40.

When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. Ps. 49.

2. To convey; as sound is carried in the air.

3. To effect; to accomplish; to prevail; to gain the object; as, to carry a point, measure, or resolution; to carry a prize; to carry a fortified town by force of arms; sometimes followed by it.

Whose wills will carry it over the rest.

4. To bear out; to face through.

If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved.

5. To urge, impel, lead or draw, noting moral impulse.

Pride or passion will carry a man to great lengths.

Men are carried away with imaginary prospects. See Eph. 4:14. Heb. 13:9.

6. To bear; to have.

In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense.

7. To bear; to show, display or exhibit to view.

The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction.

8. To imply or import.

To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance.

9. To contain or comprise.

He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine.

10. To extend or continue in time, as to carry a historical account to the first ages of the world; but usually with a particle, as to carry up or carry back, to carry forward.

11. To extend in space, as to carry a line or a boundary; or in a moral sense, as to carry ideas very far.

12. To support or sustain.

Carry camomile on sticks.

13. To bear or produce, as trees.

Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem.

14. To manage or transact, usually with on; as, to carry on business.

15. To carry ones self, to behave, conduct or demean.

He carried himself insolently. Sometimes with it; as, he carried it high.

16. To remove, lead or drive.

And he carried away all his cattle. Gen. 31.

17. To remove; to cause to go.

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. 2 Kings 18.

18. To transport; to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. Rev. 17.

19. To fetch and bring.

Young whelps learn easily to carry.

20. To transfer; as, to carry an account to the ledger.

War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia.

To carry coals, to bear injuries.

To carry off, to remove to a distance; also, to kill, as to be carried off by sickness.

To carry on,

1. to promote, advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design; to carry on the administration of grace.

2. To manage or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry.

3. To prosecute, continue or pursue; as, to carry on trade or war.

To carry through, to support to the end; to sustain or keep from failing, or being subdued.

Grace will carry a man through all difficulties. Hammond.

To carry out, to bear from within; also, to sustain to the end; to continue to the end.

To carry away, in seamanship, is to break; to carry sail till a spar breaks; as, to carry away a fore-topmast.

CARRY, v.i.

1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare.

2. To bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. When a horse holds his head high, with an arching neck, he is said to carry well. When he lowers his head too much, he is said to carry low.

3. To convey; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well; but this is elliptical.

CAR'RY, v.i.

  1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare. – Johnson.
  2. To bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. When a horse holds his head high, with an arching neck, he is said to carry well. When he lowers his head too much, he is said to carry low.
  3. To convey, to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well; but this is elliptical.

CAR'RY, v.t. [W. cariaw, from car, a dray, drag, or wagon; Fr. charrier; Arm. charreat or charrecin; Sp. acarrear; Dan. kiörer; Sw. kiöra; G. karren. These verbs signify primarily, to carry on a cart or car, and are evidently from the noun. But the English carry coincides also with the Latin gero, our vulgar kerry; for the sense of behavior can hardly proceed from the moving of a wheel-carriage, nor indeed can some other senses of this word. But the primary sense, in both cases, is to move.]

  1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either by bodily strength, upon a beast, in a vehicle, or in any kind of water-craft. In general, it implies a moving from the speaker or the place present or near, to a place more distant, and so is opposed to bring and fetch, and it is often followed by from, away, off, out. He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. – Is. xi. When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. – Ps. xlix.
  2. To convey; as, sound is carried in the air.
  3. To effect; to accomplish; to prevail; to gain the object; as, to carry a point, measure, or resolution; to carry a prize; to carry a fortified town by force of arms; sometimes followed by it. Whose wills will carry it over the rest. – Locke. Burke.
  4. To bear out; to fare through. If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved. – L'Estrange.
  5. To urge, impel, lead or draw, noting moral impulse. Pride or passion will carry a man to great lengths. Men are carried away with imaginary prospects. See Eph. iv. I4. Heb. xiii. 9.
  6. To bear; to have. In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense. – Hale.
  7. To bear; to show, display or exhibit to view. The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction. – Addison.
  8. To imply or import. To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance. – Locke.
  9. To contain or comprise. He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine. – Watts.
  10. To extend or continue in time; as, to carry a historical account to the first ages of the world; but usually with a particle; as, to carry up or carry back, to carry forward.
  11. To extend in space; as, to carry a line or a boundary; or in a moral sense; as, to carry ideas very far.
  12. To support or sustain. Carry camomile on sticks. – Bacon.
  13. To bear or produce, as trees. Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem. – Bacon.
  14. To manage or transact, usually with on; as, to carry on business.
  15. To carry one's self, to behave, conduct, or demean. He carried himself insolently. – Clarendon. Sometimes with it; as, he carried it high.
  16. To remove, lead or drive. And he carried away all his cattle. – Gen. xxxi.
  17. To remove; to cause to go. And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. – 2 Kings xviii.
  18. To transport; to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. – Rev. xvii.
  19. To fetch and bring. Young whelps learn easily to carry. – Ascham.
  20. To transfer; as, to carry an account to the ledger. War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia. – Mitford. To carry coals, to bear injuries. – Mason. To carry off, to remove to a distance; also, to kill; as, to be carried off by sickness. To carry on, to promote, advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design; to carry on the administration of grace. #2. To manage or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry. #3. To prosecute, continue, or pursue; as, to carry on trade or war. To carry through, to support to the end; to sustain or keep from failing, or being subdued. Grace will carry man through all difficulties. Hammond. To carry out, to bear from within; also, to sustain to the end; to continue to the end. To carry away, in seamanship, is to break; to carry sail till a spar breaks; as, to carry away a fore-topmast.

Car"ry
  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 act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.
  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
  6. 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.

  7. To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.]

  10. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
  11. 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.

  12. To get possession of by force; to capture.

    The town would have been carried in the end.
    Bacon.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

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CARRY, verb transitive

1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either by bodily strength, upon a beast, in a vehicle, or in any kind of water-craft. In general, it implies a moving from the speaker or the place present or near, to a place more distant, and so is opposed to bring and fetch, and it is often followed by from, away, off, out.

He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. Isaiah 40:11.

When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. Psalms 49:17.

2. To convey; as sound is carried in the air.

3. To effect; to accomplish; to prevail; to gain the object; as, to carry a point, measure, or resolution; to carry a prize; to carry a fortified town by force of arms; sometimes followed by it.

Whose wills will carry it over the rest.

4. To bear out; to face through.

If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved.

5. To urge, impel, lead or draw, noting moral impulse.

Pride or passion will carry a man to great lengths.

Men are carried away with imaginary prospects. See Ephesians 4:14. Hebrews 13:9.

6. To bear; to have.

In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense.

7. To bear; to show, display or exhibit to view.

The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction.

8. To imply or import.

To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance.

9. To contain or comprise.

He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine.

10. To extend or continue in time, as to carry a historical account to the first ages of the world; but usually with a particle, as to carry up or carry back, to carry forward.

11. To extend in space, as to carry a line or a boundary; or in a moral sense, as to carry ideas very far.

12. To support or sustain.

CARRY camomile on sticks.

13. To bear or produce, as trees.

Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem.

14. To manage or transact, usually with on; as, to carry on business.

15. To carry ones self, to behave, conduct or demean.

He carried himself insolently. Sometimes with it; as, he carried it high.

16. To remove, lead or drive.

And he carried away all his cattle. Genesis 31:1.

17. To remove; to cause to go.

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. 2 Kings 18:11.

18. To transport; to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. Revelation 17:1.

19. To fetch and bring.

Young whelps learn easily to carry

20. To transfer; as, to carry an account to the ledger.

War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia.

To carry coals, to bear injuries.

To carry off, to remove to a distance; also, to kill, as to be carried off by sickness.

To carry on,

1. to promote, advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design; to carry on the administration of grace.

2. To manage or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry.

3. To prosecute, continue or pursue; as, to carry on trade or war.

To carry through, to support to the end; to sustain or keep from failing, or being subdued.

Grace will carry a man through all difficulties. Hammond.

To carry out, to bear from within; also, to sustain to the end; to continue to the end.

To carry away, in seamanship, is to break; to carry sail till a spar breaks; as, to carry away a fore-topmast.

CARRY, verb intransitive

1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare.

2. To bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. When a horse holds his head high, with an arching neck, he is said to carry well. When he lowers his head too much, he is said to carry low.

3. To convey; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well; but this is elliptical.

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