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Carry

Carry appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • It's not the cough that carries you off,
    it's the coffin they carry you off in!
  • How many berries could a bare berry carry,
    if a bare berry could carry berries?
    Well they can't carry berries
    (which could make you very wary)
    but a bare berry carried is more scary!

Usage statistics for the verb carry:

spoken English41.35%written English58.65%
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The word carry is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun carry

What does carry mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: carries

  1. the act of carrying something

Alternative definition of the noun carry

noun

  1. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.
  2. [computing] The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.

Specialised definition of the noun carry

Glossary of sports / badminton

the illegal act of catching the shuttlecock on the racket and then slinging rather than striking it

Glossary of sports / golf

the length of travel by the ball through the air, before it hits the ground

the distance which a player has to hit the ball in the air over an obstacle (water, rough etc).

  • example: there's a carry of 180 yards over the lake.

Glossary of sports / tennis

an illegal shot, on which the ball is ball is held and/or carried on the racket, rather being struck

Definition of the verb carry

What does carry mean as a doing word?

Carry is one of the top 100 most common verbs in the English language.View more statistics!

verb - inflections: carried

  1. move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    • examples: 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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda carried the package | Amanda drove the package
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package to New York from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda carried the package from home | Amanda drove the package from home
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York

      Verbs of Carrying (with the same syntax): drag, draw, haul, heft, hoist, lug, nudge, pull, run, schlep, tote, tow, tug, yank.

    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of carry: transport
    • more generic words: displace / move = cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
    • more specific terms:
      • shoulder = carry a burden, either real or metaphoric
      • port = carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
      • bear = move while holding up or supporting
      • bucket = carry in a bucket
      • return = make a return
      • pipe in = transport to a destination through pipes
      • port = carry, bear, convey, or bring
      • porter = carry luggage or supplies
      • pack = carry, as on one's back
      • cart = transport something in a cart
      • fly = transport by aeroplane
      • haul = transport in a vehicle
      • tote / lug / tug = carry with difficulty
      • drive / motor = travel or be transported in a vehicle
      • chariot = transport in a chariot
      • convey / bring / take = take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  2. have with oneself; have on one's person
    • examples: I always carry money | They carry more bread
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of carry: pack / take
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  3. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
  4. serve as a means for expressing something
  5. bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
    • examples: How many credits is this student carrying? | We carry a very large mortgage
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic terms: hold / hold up / support / sustain = be the physical support of
  6. support or hold in a certain manner
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonyms of carry: bear / hold
    • more specific words:
  7. contain or hold; have within
    • example: The jar carries wine
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Value] in [Location]We sleep five people in each room
      [Location] [Verb] [Value]Each room sleeps five people

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): contain, feed, fit, hibernate, hold, house, seat, serve, sleep, store, take, use.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonyms of carry: bear / contain / hold
    • more generic word: include = have as a part, be made up out of
    • more specific terms:
  8. extend to a certain degree
    • examples: carry too far | She carries her ideas to the extreme
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic word: effect = act so as to bring into existence
  9. continue or extend
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • synonym of carry: extend
    • more generic word: continue = exist over a prolonged period of time
  10. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve
    • example: This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: imply / involve = have as a necessary feature
  11. win in an election
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: win = be the winner in a contest or competition
  12. include, as on a list
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 7
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic word: include = consider as part of something
  13. behave in a certain manner
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of carry: acquit / bear / behave / comport / conduct / deport
    • more generic words: bear / hold = support or hold in a certain manner; act / move = perform an action, or work out or perform
    • more specific terms:
      • fluster = be flustered
      • put forward / assert = insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized
      • deal = behave in a certain way towards others
      • walk around = behave in a certain manner or have certain properties
      • posture / pose = behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others
  14. have on hand
    • example: Do you carry kerosene heaters?
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonyms of carry: stock / stockpile
    • more generic terms: have / have got / hold = have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  15. include as the content; broadcast or publicize
  16. propel
    • example: Carry the ball
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • synonym of carry: dribble
    • more generic word: hit = cause to move by striking
  17. pass on a communication
  18. have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
    • examples: 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
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Beneficiary] [Value]The bill will cost them 500 million dollars
      [Theme - concrete object] [Verb] [Value]The book costs $10

      Measure Verbs (with the same syntax): cost, last, net, take.

    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  19. be conveyed over a certain distance
    • example: Her voice carries very well in this big opera house
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic word: range = have a range
  20. keep up with financial support
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: keep / maintain / sustain = supply with necessities and support
  21. have or possess something abstract
    • examples: 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
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic terms: have / have got / hold = have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  22. be equipped with (a mast or sail)
    • example: This boat can only carry a small sail
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  23. win approval or support for
    • example: Carry all before one
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • synonyms of carry: persuade / sway
    • more generic terms: act upon / influence / work = have and exert influence or effect
  24. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance
  25. take further or advance
  26. have on the surface or on the skin
    • example: carry scars
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • more generic word: bear = have
  27. capture after a fight
  28. transfer (entries) from one account book to another
    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of carry: post
    • more generic word: transfer = move from one place to another
  29. transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication
    • example: put down 5 and carry 2
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic words: shift / transfer = move around
  30. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer
    • example: the dog was taught to fetch and carry
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: follow = to travel behind, go after, come after
  31. bear (a crop)
    • example: this land does not carry olives
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 7
    • domain: agriculture / farming / husbandry
    • lexical domain: Creation - verbs of sewing, baking, painting, performing
    • more generic words: farm / grow / produce / raise = cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques
  32. propel or give impetus to
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic words: impel / propel = cause to move forward with force
  33. drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  34. be able to feed
  35. have a certain range
    • example: This rifle carries for 3,000 feet
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: feature / have = have as a feature
  36. cover a certain distance or advance beyond
  37. secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: obtain = come into possession of
  38. be successful in
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: win = be the winner in a contest or competition
  39. sing or play against other voices or parts
    • example: He cannot carry a tune
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: do / execute / perform = carry out or perform an action
  40. be pregnant with

Alternative definition of the verb carry

verb

  1. [transitive] To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
  2. [transitive] To stock or supply (something).
  3. [transitive] To adopt (something); take (something) over.
  4. [transitive] To adopt or resolve upon, especially in a deliberative assembly; as, to carry a motion.
  5. [transitive] [arithmetic] In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.
  6. [transitive] To have or maintain (something).
  7. [intransitive] To be transmitted; to travel.
  8. [transitive, nautical] to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding

Place

CARRY is an Aviation waypoint, Geocode.

People

  1. Carry a.k.a. Hector Iruegas is a film art director and a set decorator.
  2. Carry a.k.a. Javi Carrión is a musical artist.
  3. Carry a.k.a. Ryan Carr is a rugby league player who was contracted by the South Sydney Rabbitohs to join the NRL squad for the 2012 National Rugby League season. He plays in the position of Halfback or Hooker. His signing was announced on the South Sydney Rabbitohs official website on the 29th July 2011.

There are other people with in their name, like Carry Kani, Carry Slee, Jack Carry, David Carry, Helen Carry, Naomi Carry, Julius Carry, Scoops Carry, Carry Janssen, Carry Geijssen and many others.

Music

"Carry" is a song by American recording artist Tori Amos, released as the main promotional single from the album Night of Hunters. The track was released Aug 18, 2011 as a digital download only with an accompanying video clip.

Miscellanea

  1. The carry of an asset is the return obtained from holding it, or the cost of holding it.
  2. Carry: In elementary arithmetic a carry is a digit that is transferred from one column of digits to another column of more significant digits during a calculation algorithm. When used in subtraction the operation is called a borrow. It is a central part of traditional mathematics, but is often omitted from curricula based on reform mathematics, which do not emphasize any specific method to find a correct answer.
  3. Carry: In American football, a carry is a statistical term equivalent to a single rushing play. The term is typically used in reference to "yards per carry," meaning yards per attempt rushing the ball. Any offensive player who performs a carry is known as a ballcarrier, regardless of position. The yards gained on a carry are referred to as rushing yards.
  4. Carry is a cataloged instance, musical recording, canonical version.

Phrases with Carry

Phrases starting with the word Carry:

  1. carry on
  2. carry-on
  3. carry off
  4. carry out
  5. carry away
  6. carry back
  7. carry over
  8. carry-over
  9. Carry a Tune
  10. carry nation
  11. carry weight
  12. carry forward
  13. Carry Me Seed
  14. Carry on Film
  15. Carry Oneself
  16. Carry the bat
  17. carry the can

Other phrases containing the word Carry:

  1. to carry on
  2. to carry off
  3. to carry out

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Carry

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Google previewAppalachia (1919)

The Chesuncook Carry is a half-mile long; the fall of the stream twenty-six feet, mostly in the last pitch, which is straight and can be run safely. The Ripogenus Carry is a broad road, visible a half-mile before reaching it. It is nearly three miles ...

Google previewExperiments in Quantitative Finance (2011)

by Joel Clarke Gibbons

component is called carry, and arises from the difference between the current yield on the cheapest Treasury to...

Google previewOn My Mind (2010)

by Joseph Baxter

The next thing to carry is the proper attitude So, be too noble for anger and too strong for fear, Too happy-go-lucky to let pressures interfere Never see your cup as half-empty, always as half-full!!! If anyone tells you different, you tell them, ...

Google previewBoundary Waters Canoe Area: Eastern Region (2009)

by Robert Beymer, Louis Dzierzak

The 140-rod carry is the most exhausting portage of the day. It is a hilly trail that rises over 90 feet in elevation before dropping to the north shore of Sitka Lake. The next trail also has its ups and downs as it crosses the Laurentian Divide.

Google previewRise of the Anti-media (2010)

In-forming America's Concealed Weapon Carry Movement by Brian Anse Patrick

Exactly how the news media of mass democratic public communication have treated the concealed carry is the subject of this chapter. This chapter presents the results of a content analysis of this coverage. The analysis examines themes and ...

Google previewDictionary of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology (2000)

by Philip A. Laplante

carry look-ahead adder tial, 2. Repeatable, 3. Defined, 4. Managed, and 5. Optimizing. capacity (1) in performance evaluation, the capacity of a system is the maximum rate at which it can perform useful work under the given set of constraints.

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Usage statistics about carry

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the verb carry:

spoken English41.35%written English58.65% conversational speech34.03%task-oriented speech65.97% imaginative writing45.42%informational writing54.58%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb carry:

transmitconveypackbehaveconductpersuadebearextendexpresscontainexpectcarryrunholdtake

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Quotes about Carry

Do you carry the trough, husband, and I will carry the sieve, which is as heavy as the devil.
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1R1Y4

The value of this 5-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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