Complete Definition of "carry"

English

rank|won't|plain|rich|633|carry|immediately|trees|filled

Pronunciation
AHD|kÄrʹÄ, IPA|/Ëkæri/, SAMPA|/"k{ri/
audio|en-us-carry.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æri|-æri

Homophones
Carrie
Cary

Verb
en-verb|carries|carrying|carried

  1. transitive To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
  2. transitive To stock or supply (something).

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

  1. transitive To adopt (something); take (something) over|take over.

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

  1. 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.

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

  1. transitive To have or maintain (something).

#: Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.

  1. intransitive To be transmitted; to travel.

#: The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.

  1. context|transitive|nautical to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding

Synonyms
(lift and bring to somewhere else): bear, move, transport
(stock, supply): have, keep, stock, supply
(adopt): adopt, take on, take over
(have, maintain): have, maintain
(be transmitted, travel): be transmitted, travel

Antonyms
(in arithmetic): borrow (the equivalent reverse procedure in the inverse operation of subtraction)

Derived terms
carrier
carry away
carrycot
carry forward
carry on
<!--"carry-on": noun and adjective derived from the verb-->
carry out
carry the can
carry the message to Garcia
cash-and-carry
<!--"get carried away" is derived from "carry away"-->

Translations
trans-top|to transport by lifting
Albanian: mbar
Aromanian: ducu
Catalan: portar
Croatian: t-|hr|nositi
Czech: nést (by foot), vézt (on a wheeled vehicle)
Danish: t+|da|bære
Dutch: t+|nl|dragen
Finnish: t+|fi|kantaa
French: t+|fr|porter
German: t+|de|tragen
Hawaiian: amo, hali
Hebrew: ×ש×ת (la'set)
trans-mid
Hungarian: t+|hu|visz, t+|hu|hord
Italian: t+|it|portare
Japanese: æã£ã¦è¡ã (motteiku), é㶠(hakobu)
Maori: t-|mi|amo|xsMaori, t-|mi|hiki|xsMaori, t-|mi|hari|xs=Maori
Polish: t|pl|nosiÄ, t|pl|nieÅÄ
Portuguese: t+|pt|carregar, t+|pt|levar
Romanian: duce, purta
Russian: t|ru|неÑÑи|trn'estí|scCyrl impf, t+|ru|ноÑиÑÑ|trnosít'|scCyrl impf
Sicilian: purtari, carruzziari
Slovene: t-|sl|nositi
Spanish: t+|es|llevar
Sumerian: t|sux|scXsux|ðº|trDU
Swedish: t+|sv|bära
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trans-top|to stock or supply
Dutch: beschikbaar hebben, ter beschikking hebben
Finnish: olla (varastossa)
trans-mid
German: t+|de|führen
Swedish: t-|sv|föra
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trans-top|to adopt; take over or stand in
Dutch: t+|nl|overnemen
Finnish: t+|fi|jatkaa
trans-mid
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trans-top|in an addition
Dutch: overdragen
French: t+|fr|retenir
trans-mid
Russian: t|ru|пеÑеноÑиÑÑ|trp'er'enosít'|scCyrl impf, t|ru|пеÑенеÑÑи|trp'er'en'estí|scCyrl pf
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trans-top|to transmit or travel
Dutch: dragen, te horen zijn
Finnish: t+|fi|viedä
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Translations to be checked
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checktrans<!--the following translations were written for def. 1 before the others were added-->
ttbc|Hungarian: visz
ttbc|Latin: portare, tulere, vehere
ttbc|Welsh: cario

Noun
en-noun|carries

  1. A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.

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

  1. computing The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.

Translations
trans-top|a manner of transporting or lifting something
Dutch: greep m
Finnish: t+|fi|ote
trans-mid
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trans-top|bit or digit carried in an addition
Dutch: t+|nl|overdracht|m
Finnish: muistibitti
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ar:carry
fr:carry
hy:carry
io:carry
it:carry
hu:carry
ja:carry
pl:carry
ru:carry
fi:carry
sv:carry
te:carry
vi:carry
zh:carry

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