• 142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
    142bth (168K) Cutting and Carrying the Harvest
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v carry be pregnant with "She is bearing his child","The are expecting another child in January","I am carrying his child"
    • v carry continue or extend "The civil war carried into the neighboring province","The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"
    • v carry include, as on a list "How many people are carried on the payroll?"
    • v carry sing or play against other voices or parts "He cannot carry a tune"
    • v carry serve as a means for expressing something "The painting of Mary carries motherly love","His voice carried a lot of anger"
    • v carry pass on a communication "The news was carried to every village in the province"
    • v carry be successful in "She lost the game but carried the match"
    • v carry win in an election "The senator carried his home state"
    • v carry secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions) "The motion carried easily"
    • v carry cover a certain distance or advance beyond "The drive carried to the green"
    • v carry have a certain range "This rifle carries for 3,000 feet"
    • v carry be able to feed "This land will carry ten cows to the acre"
    • v carry drink alcohol without showing ill effects "He can hold his liquor","he had drunk more than he could carry"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry propel or give impetus to "The sudden gust of air propelled the ball to the other side of the fence"
    • v carry propel, "Carry the ball" "dribble the ball"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry support or hold in a certain manner "She holds her head high","He carried himself upright"
    • v carry bear (a crop) "this land does not carry olives"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry pursue a line of scent or be a bearer "the dog was taught to fetch and carry"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry transmit or serve as the medium for transmission "Sound carries well over water","The airwaves carry the sound","Many metals conduct heat"
    • v carry transfer (entries) from one account book to another
    • v carry have on hand "Do you carry kerosene heaters?"
    • v carry capture after a fight "The troops carried the town after a brief fight"
    • v carry have on the surface or on the skin "carry scars"
    • v carry behave in a certain manner "She carried herself well","he bore himself with dignity","They conducted themselves well during these difficult times"
    • v carry take further or advance "carry a cause"
    • v carry compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance "I resent having to carry her all the time"
    • v carry extend to a certain degree "carry too far","She carries her ideas to the extreme"
    • v carry win approval or support for "Carry all before one","His speech did not sway the voters"
    • v carry be equipped with (a mast or sail) "This boat can only carry a small sail"
    • v carry be necessarily associated with or result in or involve "This crime carries a penalty of five years in prison"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry keep up with financial support "The Federal Government carried the province for many years"
    • v carry contain or hold; have within "The jar carries wine","The canteen holds fresh water","This can contains water"
    • v carry 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"
    • v carry be conveyed over a certain distance "Her voice carries very well in this big opera house"
    • v carry 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"
    • n carry the act of carrying something
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A child helps mother carry firewood to the house A child helps mother carry firewood to the house
Man carrying giant directory Man carrying giant directory
Dad Insisted on Carrying an Umbrella 207 Dad Insisted on Carrying an Umbrella 207
Madonna Carried in Procession Madonna Carried in Procession
Samson Carrying the Gates Samson Carrying the Gates
Si Carries a Rail 083 Si Carries a Rail 083
The giant, carrying his wife's remains, confronts Ram Singh The giant, carrying his wife's remains, confronts Ram Singh

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Pollsters say that 40 percent of dog and cat owners carry pictures of the pets in their wallets
    • n Carry A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.
    • Carry To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry .
    • Carry 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."
    • Carry 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."
    • Carry 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 To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of ; to show or exhibit; to imply. "He thought it carried something of argument in it.""It carries too great an imputation of ignorance."
    • Carry To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.
    • Carry 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.""Devout men carried Stephen to his burial.""Another carried the intelligence to Russell.""The sound will be carried , at the least, twenty miles."
    • Carry To get possession of by force; to capture. "The town would have been carried in the end."
    • Carry (Hunting) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
    • Carry 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."
    • Carry To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.
    • Carry To hold the head; -- said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.
    • Carry To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide. "Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.""He carried away all his cattle.""Passion and revenge will carry them too far."
    • Carry 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.
    • ***
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: An elephant could carry up to 2 gallons of water in its trunk.
    • carry To bear or convey from a starting-point, or in going; take along or transport by the use of physical strength or means; move or cause to be moved along with one: as, to carry a cane in the hand, or goods in a ship.
    • carry To be the means of conveying; serve as the vehicle of, or as a transporting or transmitting agency for: as, a ship or a wagon carries goods to market; the wind carried the ship out of her course; the atmosphere carries sounds.
    • carry To lead or conduct in going; escort, urge, or drive along: as, to carry off a friend, or a squad of prisoners.
    • carry To lead or project in a specified direction, physically or mentally; direct or continue to or toward some point in space, time, or contemplation: as, to carry forward a line of survey, or an undertaking; he carried his history, or his readers, back to the remotest times; he carried his theory to its logical result.
    • carry Hence — To impel; drive: as, the gale carried the fleet out of its course.
    • carry To put or place forward; transfer to an advanced position or stage: as, to carry a case into court, or up to the supreme court; in adding, we set down the units and carry the tens (that is, transfer them to the next column in advance).
    • carry To conduct; manage: often with an indefinite it: as, to carry matters with a high hand; he carried it bravely: archaic, except with on: as, to carry on business. See phrases below.
    • carry To bear to a consummation; conduct to a desired or a successful issue; gain or achieve by management: as, to carry a legislative measure, or an election; to carry out one′ s purpose.
    • carry To gain by effort or contest; gain possession or control of; succeed in gaining or taking; take or win from or as from an enemy; capture: as, to carry a fortress by assault; to carry a district in an election; to carry off a prize.
    • carry Hence — To succeed in electing: as, to carry a candidate.
    • carry To lead or draw mentally; transport, urge, or impel the mind of; influence to a course of action, thought, or feeling: as, the speaker carried his audience with him; his passion carried him away or astray; he was carried out of himself.
    • carry To bear up and support, whether in motion or at rest; move, hold, or sustain the mass or weight of: as, to carry the body gracefully; he carries his wounded arm in a sling; the bridge carries a permanent load of so many tons; the wall cannot carry such a weight.
    • carry To bear, or bear about, as a fixed or inherent accompaniment, physical or moral; hold as an appurtenance, quality, or characteristic: as, he carries a bullet in his body; his opinions carry great weight.
    • carry To hold or bear the charge of; keep in possession or on hand for disposal or management: as, to carry a large stock of goods; to carry stocks or bonds for a customer.
    • carry Reflexively, to behave; demean; deport. [Now rare in this sense, bear being used instead.]
    • carry To hold or entertain as an opinion; uphold.
    • carry To bear up under; endure; undergo.
    • carry Figuratively, to transport; absorb the attention of; lead astray or beyond bounds: as, to be carried away by music; his passion carried him away.
    • carry To prosecute to the end; bring to a consummation; accomplish; finish; execute: as, he carried out his purpose.
    • carry To act as a bearer; be employed in transportation.
    • carry To bear the head in a particular manner, as a horse. When a horse holds his head high, with an arching neck, he is said to carry well; when he lowers his head too much, he is said to carry low.
    • carry To act as a conductor; be a guiding or impelling agent.
    • carry To propel a missile; exert propelling force: as, a gun or mortar carries well or ill.
    • carry To behave or deport one's self.
    • carry In falconry, to fly away with the quarry: said of a hawk.
    • carry In hunting, to run on ground or hoar frost which sticks to the feet, as a hare.
    • carry To ride.
    • carry To conduct one's self in a wild, frolicsome, or thoughtless manner; riot; frolic.
    • n carry Land which separates navigable waters and across which a canoe or other boat must be carried; a detour around obstructions in a stream; a portage.
    • n carry The act of carrying a canoe or boat and its freight over land separating navigable waters, or around obstructions in a stream.
    • n carry The motion of the clouds as they are carried by the wind; the clouds themselves thus carried; cloud-drift.
    • n carry The firmament or sky.
    • n carry A wagon.
    • n carry In falconry, the manner in which a hawk flies away with the quarry.
    • n carry The position of a weapon when the military command to carry arms is complied with: as, to bring a rifle to the carry.
    • carry To be handicapped by carrying additional weight, as in horse-racing.
    • n carry In golf, the distance from the spot from which a ball is driven to the place where it first alights.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In North Andover, Massachusetts citizens are prohibitied from carrying 'space guns.'
    • v.t Carry kar′i to convey or bear: to lead or transport: to take by force: to effect: to behave or demean: (of money) to be sufficient for a certain purpose: to gain the election of a candidate: to get a bill passed by a majority
    • v.i Carry (of a gun, &c.) to reach, indicating the range of its shot:—pr.p. carr′ying; pa.p. carr′ied
    • n Carry the distance a golf-ball goes when struck till it touches the ground: range: the portage of a boat: land across which a boat has to be carried between one navigable stream and another: the position of 'carry arms,' &c.:
    • n Carry (prov.) the sky, cloud-drift
    • ***


  • Robert Collier
    “Constant repetition carries conviction.”
  • John W. Scoville
    John W. Scoville
    “No cause is helpless if it is just. Errors, no matter how popular, carry the seeds of their own destruction.”
  • Eric Berne
    Eric Berne
    “Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others.”
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    “Carry on any enterprise as if all future success depended on it.”
  • George Eliot
    “I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.”
  • Francois FeNelon
    “Exactness and neatness in moderation is a virtue, but carried to extremes narrows the mind.”


Carry the can - If you carry the can, you take the blame for something, even though you didn't do it or are only partly at fault.
Carry the day - If something carries the day, it wins a battle (the sense is that the battle has been long and could have gone either way) or competition for supremacy.
Speak softly and carry a big stick - If you speak softly and carry a big stick, you make your case quietly but can back it up forcefully if necessary.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See Car


In literature:

But I don't mind it, Carrie.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
There's no need for you to break your little back carrying them.
"The Northern Iron" by George A. Birmingham
There was Jess with her paws on Carrie's frock, while Carrie was lying quite white and still.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
The PRESIDENT then put the motion upon printing the address, and it was carried upon a division.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Out ran the cable to the clench, carrying away the stoppers, and passing through both compressors.
"The Voyages of the Ranger and Crusader" by W.H.G. Kingston
In travelling, the Indian mother carries her child on her back.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Carry surveyed her with pleasure.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
If it cannot carry goods at a profit it must carry them at cost or at a loss.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
The masts of the old Victory are kept here, the same she carried at Trafalgar.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
Government was largely carried on by ministers working more or less independently of one another.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt

In poetry:

Supposing a darling
Once happened to sin,
In a passionate space,
Would you carry her in—
"The Waterfall" by Henry Kendall
Sweet Carrie Monro,
Dear Carrie Monro,
And her friends will not forget
Sweet Carrie Monro.
"Carrie Monro" by Julia A Moore
And carries him into his den,
In darkness there to lie,
Among the swarms of wicked men
In grief eternally.
"Of Death" by John Bunyan
O, call him gently, friend, O call !
With wreaths and dreams
I carry wine to Dara's peaks'
The world below.
"Song of the Restless Stream" by Habba Khatoon
No mortal could have parted us
While reason held its sway
They drugged me, Gentle Hernia
And carried you away.
"A Love Song" by C J Dennis
YOU very fine Miss Molly,
What will the daisies say,
If you carry home so many
Of their little friends to-day?
"The Daisies" by Kate Greenaway

In news:

Felony counts carry forfeiture of property specifications.
Will pre-election layoff threats be carried out.
BeIN Sport to be carried on Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks.
If OKed, HISD bond would be carried out over years.
Spyder Digital Research, a mobile accessories provider, said it has signed a deal to be carried by distributor Petra Industries.
Signs law allowing Tasers to be carried .
103.3 WFXD to continue carrying Munising Mustang Sports through November 11th, 2011.
Richard & Son will begin carrying Barnes and Noble's NOOK and related accessories in their 65 stores throughout the northeast.
Reed's Rx nausea remedies to be carried by CVS.
The industry group expects US airlines to carry 206.2 million passengers globally.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission workers try to carry the pygmy whale to a truck on Friday evening.
AP Photo/ Bill NicholsRyan Mathews was limited to five carries for 26 yards and two catches for 29 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Carrie Underwood The Beer Drinker .
Carrie Underwoodand her hubby mike were in Canada getting some lake time and they were caught on cmara having some fun.
Those who carried it out must have known the age of the occupant and the likely consequences of their actions.

In science:

An interaction is carried by some kind of boson field.
A String Approximation for Cooper Pair in High-T$_{\bf c}$ superconductivity
The “density matrix” ρ carries the full quantum information needed to find observables and is gauge invariant.
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The Abrikosov vortex carries the flux 1 e , therefore, does not exert the transverse force (of course, only in the limit when the particle wave length much exceeds the vortex size).
Paraxial propagation of a quantum charge in a random magnetic field
The better quality of the genomes of the VB population is proven by the smaller fraction of deleterious mutations that they carry at each age in this period.
Random deaths in a computational model for age-structured populations
It would be marvellous if the program surveyed here carries over; this happens for the finite affine groups [F9].
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey