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Definition 1: the act of carrying something - [noun denoting act]

(carry is a kind of ...) the act of moving something from one location to another

(... is a kind of carry ) carrying something in a pack on the back

"the backpacking of oxygen is essential for astronauts"

(... is a kind of carry ) the act of carrying something piggyback

(... is a kind of carry ) the act of carrying a person over your shoulder

(... is a kind of carry ) carrying boats and supplies overland

(... is a kind of carry ) the transportation of burdens by porters

Definition 2: be pregnant with - [verb of body]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is bearing his child
  • The are expecting another child in January
  • I am carrying his child

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) cause to be born

"My wife had twins yesterday!"

(carry implies ...) become pregnant; undergo conception

"She cannot conceive" "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) look forward to the birth of a child

"She is expecting in March"

Definition 3: continue or extend - [verb of change]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The civil war carried into the neighboring province
  • The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) exist over a prolonged period of time

"The bad weather continued for two more weeks"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

"We prolonged our stay" "She extended her visit by another day" "The meeting was drawn out until midnight"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) prolong the time allowed for payment of

"extend the loan"

Definition 4: include, as on a list - [verb of cognition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • How many people are carried on the payroll?

(carry is a kind of ...) consider as part of something

"I include you in the list of culprits"

Definition 5: sing or play against other voices or parts - [verb of communication]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He cannot carry a tune

(carry is a kind of ...) carry out or perform an action

"John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters" "the skater executed a triple pirouette" "she did a little dance"

Definition 6: serve as a means for expressing something - [verb of communication]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The painting of Mary carries motherly love
  • His voice carried a lot of anger

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of carry ) express as a number or measure or quantity

"Can you quantify your results?"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

"Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

Definition 7: pass on a communication - [verb of communication]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The news was carried to every village in the province

(carry is a kind of ...) transmit information

"Please communicate this message to all employees" "pass along the good news"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 8: win in an election - [verb of competition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The senator carried his home state

(carry is a kind of ...) be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

"He won the Gold Medal in skating" "Our home team won" "Win the game"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be successful in

"She lost the game but carried the match"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) win approval or support for

"Carry all before one" "His speech did not sway the voters"

Definition 9: secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions) - [verb of competition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The motion carried easily

(carry is a kind of ...) come into possession of

"How did you obtain the visa?"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be successful in

"She lost the game but carried the match"

Definition 10: cover a certain distance or advance beyond - [verb of competition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The drive carried to the green

(carry is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) have a certain range

"This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

(carry belongs to category ...) a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes

Definition 11: have a certain range - [verb of competition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This rifle carries for 3,000 feet

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) cover a certain distance or advance beyond

"The drive carried to the green"

Definition 12: be successful in - [verb of competition]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She lost the game but carried the match

(carry is a kind of ...) be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious

"He won the Gold Medal in skating" "Our home team won" "Win the game"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) win in an election

"The senator carried his home state"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)

"The motion carried easily"

Definition 13: drink alcohol without showing ill effects - [verb of consumption]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He can hold his liquor
  • he had drunk more than he could carry

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

Definition 14: be able to feed - [verb of consumption]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This land will carry ten cows to the acre

(carry is a kind of ...) provide with nourishment

"We sustained ourselves on bread and water" "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) bear (a crop)

"this land does not carry olives"

(carry belongs to category ...) any animals kept for use or profit

Definition 15: support or hold in a certain manner - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She holds her head high
  • He carried himself upright

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of carry ) hold or carry in a sling

"he cannot button his shirt with his slinged arm"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry oneself, often habitually, with head, shoulders, and upper back bent forward

"The old man was stooping but he could walk around without a cane"

(... is a kind of carry ) support on the back and shoulders

"He piggybacked her child so she could see the show"

(... is a kind of carry ) hold or carry in equilibrium

(... is a kind of carry ) behave in a certain manner

"She carried herself well" "he bore himself with dignity" "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

Definition 16: move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of carry ) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(... is a kind of carry ) transport in a chariot

(... is a kind of carry ) travel or be transported in a vehicle

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry with difficulty

"You'll have to lug this suitcase"

(... is a kind of carry ) transport in a vehicle

"haul stones from the quarry in a truck" "haul vegetables to the market"

(... is a kind of carry ) transport by aeroplane

"We fly flowers from the Caribbean to North America"

(... is a kind of carry ) transport something in a cart

(... is a kind of carry ) carry, as on one's back

"Pack your tents to the top of the mountain"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry luggage or supplies

"They portered the food up Mount Kilimanjaro for the tourists"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry, bear, convey, or bring

"The small canoe could be ported easily"

(... is a kind of carry ) transport to a destination through pipes

"We have to pipe in oil"

(... is a kind of carry ) make a return

"return a kickback"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry in a bucket

(... is a kind of carry ) move while holding up or supporting

"Bear gifts" "bear a heavy load" "bear news" "bearing orders"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons

"port a rifle"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry a burden, either real or metaphoric

"shoulder the burden"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) propel or give impetus to

"The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) pass on a communication

"The news was carried to every village in the province"

Definition 17: propel - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carry the ball
  • dribble the ball

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) cause to move by striking

"hit a ball"

(carry belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 18: bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His efforts carried the entire project
  • How many credits is this student carrying?
  • We carry a very large mortgage

(carry is a kind of ...) be the physical support of; carry the weight of

"The beam holds up the roof" "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam" "What's holding that mirror?"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

"I resent having to carry her all the time"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) keep up with financial support

"The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

Definition 19: propel or give impetus to - [verb of contact]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence

(carry is a kind of ...) cause to move forward with force

"Steam propels this ship"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 20: include as the content; broadcast or publicize - [verb of creation]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We ran the ad three times
  • This paper carries a restaurant review
  • All major networks carried the press conference

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) cause to become widely known

"spread information" "circulate a rumor" "broadcast the news"

Definition 21: bear (a crop) - [verb of creation]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this land does not carry olives

(carry is a kind of ...) cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

"The Bordeaux region produces great red wines" "They produce good ham in Parma" "We grow wheat here" "We raise hogs here"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be able to feed

"This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

(carry belongs to category ...) the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock

Definition 22: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission - [verb of motion]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Sound carries well over water
  • The airwaves carry the sound
  • Many metals conduct heat

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) take something or somebody with oneself somewhere

"Bring me the box from the other room" "Take these letters to the boss" "This brings me to the main point"

(... is a kind of carry ) carry somewhere (of water or current or waves)

"The tide washed up the corpse"

(... is a kind of carry ) bring in through pipes

"Music was piped into the offices"

(... is a kind of carry ) transmit

"The microphone brought in the sounds from the room next to mine"

(... is a kind of carry ) transmit again

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) serve as a means for expressing something

"The painting of Mary carries motherly love" "His voice carried a lot of anger"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be conveyed over a certain distance

"Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

Definition 23: pursue a line of scent or be a bearer - [verb of motion]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the dog was taught to fetch and carry

(carry is a kind of ...) to travel behind, go after, come after

"The ducklings followed their mother around the pond" "Please follow the guide through the museum"

Definition 24: transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication - [verb of motion]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • put down 5 and carry 2

(carry is a kind of ...) move around

"transfer the packet from his trouser pockets to a pocket in his jacket"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) transfer (entries) from one account book to another

Definition 25: have on hand - [verb of possession]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

Definition 26: capture after a fight - [verb of possession]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The troops carried the town after a brief fight

(carry is a kind of ...) take possession of by force, as after an invasion

"the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants" "The army seized the town" "The militia captured the castle"

Definition 27: have on the surface or on the skin - [verb of possession]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carry scars

(carry is a kind of ...) have

"bear a resemblance" "bear a signature"

Definition 28: transfer (entries) from one account book to another - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) move from one place to another

"transfer the data" "transmit the news" "transfer the patient to another hospital"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carry too far
  • She carries her ideas to the extreme

(carry is a kind of ...) act so as to bring into existence

"effect a change"

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She carried herself well
  • he bore himself with dignity
  • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) support or hold in a certain manner

"She holds her head high" "He carried himself upright"

(carry is a kind of ...) perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

"think before you act" "We must move quickly" "The governor should act on the new energy bill" "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel"

(... is a kind of carry ) be flustered; behave in a confused manner

(... is a kind of carry ) insist on having one's opinions and rights recognized

"Women should assert themselves more!"

(... is a kind of carry ) behave in a certain way towards others

"He deals fairly with his employees"

(... is a kind of carry ) behave in a certain manner or have certain properties

"He walks around with his nose in the air" "She walks around with this strange boyfriend"

(... is a kind of carry ) behave affectedly or unnaturally in order to impress others

"Don't pay any attention to him--he is always posing to impress his peers!" "She postured and made a total fool of herself"

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Carry all before one
  • His speech did not sway the voters

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) have and exert influence or effect

"The artist's work influenced the young painter" "She worked on her friends to support the political candidate"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) win in an election

"The senator carried his home state"

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I resent having to carry her all the time

(carry is a kind of ...) adjust for

"engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carry a cause

(carry is a kind of ...) contribute to the progress or growth of

"I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

Definition 34: have with oneself; have on one's person - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She always takes an umbrella
  • I always carry money
  • She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 35: be necessarily associated with or result in or involve - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a necessary feature

"This decision involves many changes"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 36: contain or hold; have within - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The jar carries wine
  • The canteen holds fresh water
  • This can contains water

Synonyms for carry in the sense of this definition

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a part, be made up out of

"The list includes the names of many famous writers"

(... is a kind of carry ) hold back within

"This soil retains water" "I retain this drug for a long time" "the dam retains the water"

(... is a kind of carry ) close in

"darkness enclosed him"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be capable of holding or containing

"This box won't take all the items" "The flask holds one gallon"

Definition 37: be equipped with (a mast or sail) - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This boat can only carry a small sail

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

Definition 38: have or possess something abstract - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(carry is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 39: have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

(carry is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

"This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

Definition 40: keep up with financial support - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Federal Government carried the province for many years

(carry is a kind of ...) supply with necessities and support

"She alone sustained her family" "The money will sustain our good cause" "There's little to earn and many to keep"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 41: be conveyed over a certain distance - [verb of stative]

Samples where carry or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her voice carries very well in this big opera house

(carry is a kind of ...) have a range; be capable of projecting over a certain distance, as of a gun

"This gun ranges over two miles"

(carry has a similar meaning as ...) transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

"Sound carries well over water" "The airwaves carry the sound" "Many metals conduct heat"

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