(noun, verb)


1. the act of carrying something

Definition categories: act, conveyance, transfer, transport, transportation

Sentences with carry as a noun:

- Adjust your carry from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.


1. 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

Similar word(s): transport

Definition categories: contact, displace, move

2. have with oneself; have on one's person

- I always carry money

Similar word(s): pack, take

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

3. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission

- The airwaves carry the sound

Similar word(s): channel, conduct, convey, impart, transmit

Definition categories: motion, bring, convey, take

4. serve as a means for expressing something

Similar word(s): convey, express

Definition categories: communication, communicate, intercommunicate

5. bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of

- How many credits is this student carrying?

- We carry a very large mortgage

Definition categories: contact, hold, support, sustain

6. support or hold in a certain manner

Similar word(s): bear, hold

Definition categories: contact

7. contain or hold; have within

Similar word(s): bear, contain, hold

Definition categories: stative, include

8. extend to a certain degree

- carry too far

Definition categories: social, effect

9. continue or extend

Similar word(s): extend

Definition categories: change, continue

10. be necessarily associated with or result in or involve

Definition categories: stative, imply, involve

11. win in an election

Definition categories: competition, win

12. include, as on a list

Definition categories: cognition, include

13. behave in a certain manner

Similar word(s): acquit, bear, behave, comport, conduct, deport

Definition categories: social, bear, carry, hold, act, move

14. have on hand

- Do you carry kerosene heaters?

Similar word(s): stock, stockpile

Definition categories: possession, have, hold

15. include as the content; broadcast or publicize

Similar word(s): run

Definition categories: creation, broadcast, circularise, circularize, circulate, diffuse, disperse, disseminate, distribute, propagate, spread

16. propel

- Carry the ball

Similar word(s): dribble

Definition categories: contact, hit

17. pass on a communication

Definition categories: communication, communicate, pass

18. have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence

- These bonds carry warrants

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

19. be conveyed over a certain distance

Definition categories: stative, range

20. keep up with financial support

Definition categories: stative, keep, maintain, sustain

21. 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

Definition categories: stative, have, hold

22. be equipped with (a mast or sail)

- This boat can only carry a small sail

Definition categories: stative, feature, have

23. win approval or support for

- Carry all before one

Similar word(s): persuade, sway

Definition categories: social, influence, work

24. compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance

- I resent having to carry her all the time

Definition categories: social, compensate, correct, counterbalance

25. take further or advance

- carry a cause

Definition categories: social, advance, boost, encourage, further, promote

26. have on the surface or on the skin

- carry scars

Definition categories: possession, bear

27. capture after a fight

Definition categories: possession, appropriate, capture, conquer, seize

28. transfer (entries) from one account book to another

Similar word(s): post

Definition categories: possession, transfer

29. 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

Definition categories: motion, shift, transfer

30. pursue a line of scent or be a bearer

- the dog was taught to fetch and carry

Definition categories: motion, follow

31. bear (a crop)

- this land does not carry olives

Definition categories: creation, farm, grow, produce, raise

32. propel or give impetus to

Definition categories: contact, impel, propel

33. drink alcohol without showing ill effects

- he had drunk more than he could carry

Similar word(s): hold

Definition categories: consumption, booze, drink, fuddle

34. be able to feed

- This land will carry ten cows to the acre

Definition categories: consumption, nourish, nurture, sustain

35. have a certain range

Definition categories: competition, feature, have

36. cover a certain distance or advance beyond

Definition categories: competition, go, locomote, move, travel

37. secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions)

Definition categories: competition, obtain

38. be successful in

Definition categories: competition, win

39. sing or play against other voices or parts

- He cannot carry a tune

Definition categories: communication, do, execute, perform

40. be pregnant with

- I am carrying his child

Similar word(s): bear, expect, gestate

Definition categories: body, bear, birth, deliver, have

Sentences with carry as a verb:

- to carry the war from Greece into Asia;  to carry an account to the ledger

- The builders are going to carry the chimney through the roof.  They would have carried the road ten miles further, but ran out of materials.

- The corner drugstore doesn't carry his favorite brand of aspirin.

- I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.

- Five and nine are fourteen; carry the one to the tens place.

- Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.

- she always carries a purse;  marsupials carry their young in a pouch

- The doctor said she's carrying twins.

- to carry well, i.e. to hold the head high, with arching neck

- A merchant is carrying a large stock;  a farm carries a mortgage;  a broker carries stock for a customer;  to carry a life insurance.