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definition of the word carry

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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From Anglo-Norman carier (modern French: charrier).

Infinitive
to carry

Third person singular
carries

Simple past
carried

Past participle
carried

Present participle
carrying

to carry (third-person singular simple present carries, present participle carrying, simple past and past participle 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.
  3. (transitive) To adopt (something); take over.
    I think I can carry Smith's work while she is out.
  4. (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.
  5. (transitive) To have or maintain (something).
    Always carry sufficient insurance to protect against a loss.
  6. (intransitive) To be transmitted; to travel.
    The sound of the bells carried for miles on the wind.
  7. (transitive, nautical) to capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding


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