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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Car·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Carried p. pr. & vb. n. Carrying.]
 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off.
    When he dieth he shall carry nothing away.   --Ps. xiix. 17.
    Devout men carried Stephen to his burial.   --Acts viii, 2.
    Another carried the intelligence to Russell.   --Macaulay.
    The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty miles.   --Bacon.
 2. To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.
    If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our minds.   --Locke.
 3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
    Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.   --Shak.
    He carried away all his cattle.   --Gen. xxxi. 18.
    Passion and revenge will carry them too far.   --Locke.
 4. To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.
 5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
 6. To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election. “The greater part carries it.”
    The carrying of our main point.   --Addison.
 7. To get possession of by force; to capture.
    The town would have been carried in the end.   --Bacon.
 8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply.
    He thought it carried something of argument in it.   --Watts.
    It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.   --Lacke.
 9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns.
    He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious.   --Clarendon.
 10. To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.
 Carry arms Mil. Drill, a command of the Manual of Arms directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand, the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a nearly perpendicular position. In this position the soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at carry.
 To carry all before one, to overcome all obstacles; to have uninterrupted success.
 To carry arms (a) To bear weapons. (b) To serve as a soldier.
 To carry away. (a) Naut. to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a fore-topmast. (b) To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude; as, to be carried by music, or by temptation.
 To carry coals, to bear indignities tamely, a phrase used by early dramatists, perhaps from the mean nature of the occupation. --Halliwell.
 To carry coals to Newcastle, to take things to a place where they already abound; to lose one's labor.
 To carry off (a) To remove to a distance. (b) To bear away as from the power or grasp of others. (c) To remove from life; as, the plague carried off thousands.
 To carry on (a) To carry farther; to advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design. (b) To manage, conduct, or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry or trade.
 To carry out. (a) To bear from within. (b) To put into execution; to bring to a successful issue. (c) To sustain to the end; to continue to the end.
 To carry through. (a) To convey through the midst of. (b) To support to the end; to sustain, or keep from falling, or being subdued. “Grace will carry us . . . through all difficulties.” --Hammond. (c) To complete; to bring to a successful issue; to succeed.
 To carry up, to convey or extend in an upward course or direction; to build.
 To carry weight. (a) To be handicapped; to have an extra burden, as when one rides or runs. “He carries weight, he rides a race” --Cowper. (b) To have influence.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See carry

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of carrying something
      v 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"; "These pipes carry waste water
           into the river" [syn: transport]
      2: 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" [syn: pack, take]
      3: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound
         carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound";
         "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: conduct, transmit, convey,
      4: serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of
         Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot af
         anger" [syn: convey, express]
      5: 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"
      6: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head
         high"; "He carried himself upright" [syn: hold, bear]
      7: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The
         canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
         [syn: hold, bear, contain]
      8: extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries
         her ideas to the extreme"
      9: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the
         neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the
         remote mountain provinces" [syn: extend]
      10: be necessarily associated with or result in or involve;
          "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
      11: win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"
      12: include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the
      13: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he
          bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves
          well during these difficult times" [syn: behave, acquit,
           bear, deport, conduct, comport]
      14: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?" [syn: stock,
      15: include as the content; broadcast or publicize; "We ran the
          ad three times"; "This paper carries a restaurant
          review"; "All major networks carried the press
          conference" [syn: run]
      16: propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball" [syn: dribble]
      17: pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every
          village in the province"
      18: 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"
      19: be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very
          well in this big opera house"
      20: keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government
          carried the province for many years"
      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"; "I carry a
          lot of life insurance"
      22: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His
          speech did not sway the voters" [syn: persuade, sway]
      23: compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own
          performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"
      24: take further or advance; "carry a cause"
      25: have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
      26: capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a
          brief fight"
      27: transfer (entries) from one account book to another [syn: post]
      28: 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"
      29: pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught
          to fetch and carry"
      30: bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"
      31: propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled
          the ball to the other side of the fence"
      32: drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his
          liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry" [syn: hold]
      33: be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
      34: have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
      35: cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive
          carried to the green"
      36: secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The
          motion carried easily"
      37: be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"
      38: sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry
          a tune"
      39: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are
          expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his
          child" [syn: have a bun in the oven, bear, gestate,
      [also: carried]