carry


carry
carry vb Carry, bear, convey, transport, transmit are comparable when they mean to be or to serve as the agent or the means whereby something or someone is moved from one place to another.
Carry often implies the use of a cart or carriage or more recently of a train, ship, automobile, or airplane, but it may imply a personal agent or a beast of burden or some natural or artificial passage (as an artery or a pipe)
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the ship carries a heavy cargo

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Airplanes carry mail

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a bus built to carry sixty passengers

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carry news

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please carry the basket to the house

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the arteries carry the blood from the heart to the various parts of the body

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Bear stresses the support of the weight of whatever is being moved; in its extended senses, even though actual weight may not be implied, bear is preferred to carry when effort is suggested or the importance or the significance of what is carried is to be connoted
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let four captains bear Hamlet, like a soldier, to the stage— Shak.

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over his head was borne a rich canopy— Johnson

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then came the envoys bearing rich gifts

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come bearing good news

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Convey is more often used than carry of things that move continuously or in the mass or that pass through natural or artificial channels or mediums
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an endless belt for conveying dirt from an excavation to the trucks removing it

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freight cars for conveying coal from the mines to the various cities and towns

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pipelines to convey natural gas from one section to another

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language conveys thought

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Transport is used in place of carry or convey when the stress is on the movement of persons or goods especially in num-bers or bulk and typically over a considerable distance and by a professional carrier (as a railway or steamship line)
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fast liners were used to transport troops to France

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trucks transporting farm produce to market

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most modern well-to-do Englishmen and Americans, if they were transported by magic into the Age of Elizabeth, would wish themselves back in the modern world— Russell

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Transmit emphasizes the causative power in an agent or instrument; it implies either an actual sending by some means of conveyance or transportation
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the telegraph company transmits messages to all parts of the world

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the steamship company will transmit your baggage whenever it receives the word

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or the power or the property of permitting passage through or from one place to another
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glass transmits light

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metals transmit electricity

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Analogous words: take, *bring, fetch: *move, remove, shift, transfer: drive, *ride

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