Synonyms of carry


1. carry, transportation, transport, transfer, transferral, conveyance

usage: the act of carrying something


1. transport, carry, move, displace

usage: 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"

2. carry, pack, take, have, feature

usage: 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"

3. impart, conduct, transmit, convey, carry, channel, bring, convey, take

usage: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"

4. carry, convey, express, communicate, intercommunicate

usage: serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger"

5. carry, hold, support, sustain, hold up

usage: 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. hold, carry, bear

usage: support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

7. hold, bear, carry, contain, include

usage: contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

8. carry, effect

usage: extend to a certain degree; "carry too far"; "She carries her ideas to the extreme"

9. carry, extend, continue

usage: continue or extend; "The civil war carried into the neighboring province"; "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

10. carry, imply, involve

usage: be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"

11. carry, win

usage: win in an election; "The senator carried his home state"

12. carry, include

usage: include, as on a list; "How many people are carried on the payroll?"

13. behave, acquit, bear, deport, conduct, comport, carry, hold, carry, bear, act, move

usage: behave in a certain manner; "She carried herself well"; "he bore himself with dignity"; "They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"

14. stock, carry, stockpile, have, have got, hold

usage: have on hand; "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"

15. carry, run, circulate, circularize, circularise, distribute, disseminate, propagate, broadcast, spread, diffuse, disperse, pass around

usage: 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"

16. dribble, carry, hit

usage: propel, "Carry the ball"; "dribble the ball"

17. carry, communicate, pass on, pass, pass along, put across

usage: pass on a communication; "The news was carried to every village in the province"

18. carry, have, feature

usage: 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. carry, range

usage: be conveyed over a certain distance; "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"

20. carry, sustain, keep, maintain

usage: keep up with financial support; "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

21. carry, have, have got, hold

usage: 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. carry, have, feature

usage: be equipped with (a mast or sail); "This boat can only carry a small sail"

23. carry, persuade, sway, influence, act upon, work

usage: win approval or support for; "Carry all before one"; "His speech did not sway the voters"

24. carry, compensate, counterbalance, correct, make up, even out, even off, even up

usage: compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; "I resent having to carry her all the time"

25. carry, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage

usage: take further or advance; "carry a cause"

26. carry, bear

usage: have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"

27. carry, appropriate, capture, seize, conquer

usage: capture after a fight; "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"

28. post, carry, transfer

usage: transfer (entries) from one account book to another

29. carry, transfer, shift

usage: 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"

30. carry, follow

usage: pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"

31. carry, grow, raise, farm, produce

usage: bear (a crop); "this land does not carry olives"

32. carry, propel, impel

usage: propel or give impetus to; "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"

33. carry, hold, drink, booze, fuddle

usage: drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"

34. carry, nourish, nurture, sustain

usage: be able to feed; "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"

35. carry, have, feature

usage: have a certain range; "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"

36. carry, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: cover a certain distance or advance beyond; "The drive carried to the green"

37. carry, obtain

usage: secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); "The motion carried easily"

38. carry, win

usage: be successful in; "She lost the game but carried the match"

39. carry, perform, execute, do

usage: sing or play against other voices or parts; "He cannot carry a tune"

40. have a bun in the oven, bear, carry, gestate, expect, give birth, deliver, bear, birth, have

usage: be pregnant with; "She is bearing his child"; "The are expecting another child in January"; "I am carrying his child"

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