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[n] the act of carrying something
[v] be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"
[v] continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
[v] include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
[v] sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"
[v] serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af anger"
[v] pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"
[v] be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"
[v] win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
[v] secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"
[v] cover a certain distance or advance beyond, as of a ball in golf; "The drive carried to the green"
[v] have a certain range, as of guns; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
[v] sustain, as of livestock; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
[v] drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
[v] move, as in hockey or soccer; "Carry the ball"
[v] support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
[v] bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
[v] 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"
[v] pursue a line of scent or be a bearer, as of a dog; "fetch and carry"
[v] 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"
[v] 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"
[v] transfer (entries) from one account book to another
[v] have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
[v] capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
[v] have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
[v] behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
[v] take further or advance; "carry a cause"
[v] compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
[v] extend beyond reasonable limits; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"
[v] win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"
[v] be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
[v] 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"
[v] keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
[v] contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
[v] 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"
[v] be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
[v] 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"; "this undertaking carries many dangers"; "She carries her mother's genes"; "These bonds carry warrants"; "The restaurant carries an unusual name"


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Misc. Definitions

\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. 1
7. 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. 1
8. 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.
\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.]
\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.]

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