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Carry

[kar-e] /ˈkær ɛ/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Carew.
2.
a female given name, form of Caroline.
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British Dictionary definitions for carrys

carry

/ˈkærɪ/
verb (mainly transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
(also intransitive) to take or bear (something) from one place to another: to carry a baby in one's arms
2.
to transfer for consideration; take: he carried his complaints to her superior
3.
to have on one's person: he always carries a watch
4.
(also intransitive) to be transmitted or serve as a medium for transmitting: sound carries best over water
5.
to contain or be capable of containing: the jug carries water
6.
to bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure, or responsibility of: her efforts carry the whole production
7.
to have as an attribute or result: this crime carries a heavy penalty
8.
to bring or communicate: to carry news
9.
(also intransitive) to be pregnant with (young): she is carrying her third child
10.
to bear (the head, body, etc) in a specified manner: she carried her head high
11.
to conduct or bear (oneself) in a specified manner: she carried herself well in a difficult situation
12.
to continue or extend: the war was carried into enemy territory
13.
to cause to move or go: desire for riches carried him to the city
14.
to influence, esp by emotional appeal: his words carried the crowd
15.
to secure the passage of (a bill, motion, etc)
16.
to win (an election)
17.
to obtain victory for (a candidate or measure) in an election
18.
(mainly US) to win a plurality or majority of votes in (a district, legislative body, etc): the candidate carried 40 states
19.
to capture: our troops carried the town
20.
(of communications media) to include as the content: this newspaper carries no book reviews
21.
(accounting) to transfer (an item) to another account, esp to transfer to the following year's account instead of writing off against profit and loss: to carry a loss Also (esp US) carry over
22.
(maths) to transfer (a number) from one column of figures to the next, as from units to tens in multiplication and addition
23.
(of a shop, trader, etc) to keep in stock: to carry confectionery
24.
to support (a musical part or melody) against the other parts
25.
to sustain (livestock): this land will carry twelve ewes to the acre
26.
to maintain (livestock) in good health but without increasing their weight or obtaining any products from them
27.
(intransitive) (of a ball, projectile, etc) to travel through the air or reach a specified point: his first drive carried to the green
28.
(sport) especially (golf) (of a ball) to travel beyond: the drive carried the trees
29.
(intransitive) (of a gun) to have a range as specified: this rifle carries for 1200 yards
30.
to retain contact with and pursue (a line of scent)
31.
(intransitive) (of ground) to be in such a condition that scent lies well upon it
32.
(hockey:Ice) to move (the puck) forwards, keeping it against the blade of the stick
33.
(informal) to imbibe (alcoholic drink) without showing ill effects
34.
(intransitive) (slang) to have drugs on one's person
35.
carry all before one, to win unanimous support or approval for oneself
36.
carry a tune, to be able to sing in tune
37.
(informal) carry the can, to take the responsibility for some misdemeanour, etc (on behalf of)
38.
carry the day, to win a contest or competition; succeed
noun (pl) -ries
39.
the act of carrying
40.
(US & Canadian) a portion of land over which a boat must be portaged
41.
the range of a firearm or its projectile
42.
the distance travelled by a ball, etc, esp (in golf) the distance from where the ball is struck to where it first touches the ground
Word Origin
C14 carien, from Old Northern French carier to move by vehicle, from car, from Latin carrum transport wagon; see car
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Word Origin and History for carrys

carry

v.

early 14c., from Anglo-French carier "to transport in a vehicle" or Old North French carrier "to cart, carry" (Modern French charrier), from Gallo-Romance *carrizare, from Late Latin carricare, from Latin carrum (see car).

Meaning "take by force" is from 1580s. Sense of "gain victory in an election" is from 1610s. Of sound, "to be heard at a distance" by 1896. Carrying capacity is attested from 1836. Carry on "continue to advance" is from 1640s; carryings-on "questionable doings" is from 1660s. Carry-castle (1590s) was an old descriptive term for an elephant.

n.

c.1600, "vehicle for carrying," from carry (v.). U.S. football sense attested by 1949.

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Slang definitions & phrases for carrys

carry

verb
  1. To have narcotics on one's person (1920s+ Narcotics)
  2. To be armed (1950s+ Underworld)

[fr the 1920s phrase carry iron, ''to be armed'']


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