• WordNet 3.6
    • n conveyance the act of moving something from one location to another
    • n conveyance act of transferring property title from one person to another
    • n conveyance something that serves as a means of transportation
    • n conveyance the transmission of information
    • n conveyance document effecting a property transfer
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Conveyance Dishonest management, or artifice. "the very Jesuits themselves . . . can not possibly devise any juggling conveyance how to shift it off."
    • Conveyance (Law) The act by which the title to property, esp. real estate, is transferred; transfer of ownership; an instrument in writing (as a deed or mortgage), by which the title to property is conveyed from one person to another. "He] found the conveyances in law to be so firm, that in justice he must decree the land to the earl."
    • Conveyance The act of conveying, carrying, or transporting; carriage. "The long journey was to be performed on horseback, -- the only sure mode of conveyance .""Following the river downward, there is conveyance into the countries named in the text."
    • Conveyance The act or process of transferring, transmitting, handing down, or communicating; transmission. "Tradition is no infallible way of conveyance ."
    • Conveyance The instrument or means of carrying or transporting anything from place to place; the vehicle in which, or means by which, anything is carried from one place to another; as, stagecoaches, omnibuses, etc., are conveyances; a canal or aqueduct is a conveyance for water. "These pipes and these conveyances of our blood."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n conveyance The act of conveying; the act of bearing, carrying, or transporting, as by land or water, or through any medium; transmission; transference; transport; convoy.
    • n conveyance In law: The act of transferring property from one person to another, as by “lease and release,” “bargain and sale”; transfer.
    • n conveyance The instrument or document by which property is transferred from one person to another; specifically, a written instrument transferring the ownership of real property between living persons; a deed of land. It is sometimes used as including leases, mortgages, etc., and sometimes in contradistinction to them.
    • n conveyance That by which anything is carried or borne along; any instrument of transportation from one place to another; specifically, a carriage or coach; a vehicle of any kind.
    • n conveyance The act of removing; removal.
    • n conveyance A device; an artifice; hence, secret practices; clever or underhand management.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Conveyance the means of conveying: a vehicle of any kind:
    • Conveyance (law) the act of transferring property: the writing which transfers it
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  • Friedrich Nietzsche
    “One often contradicts an opinion when what is uncongenial is really the tone in which it was conveyed.”
  • Edwin P. Whipple
    Edwin P. Whipple
    “Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Often the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.”
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    “Wealth, in even the most improbable cases, manages to convey the aspect of intelligence.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “There be three things which make a nation great and prosperous: a fertile soil, busy workshops, easy conveyance for men and goods from place to place.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conveier—L. con, along with, and O. Fr. veie—L. via, a way.


In literature:

Some leaped into the water in their fright; others we received into the boats, and conveyed them to the ship.
"A Voyage round the World" by W.H.G. Kingston
These are conveyed by the indefatigable labourers to the nurseries, which are thus all filled.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
There were those present, however, who lost nothing of what was spoken, and who conveyed it all to the eager ears outside.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
If we went by any public conveyance, he could easily stop us.
"Down The River" by Oliver Optic
In that vessel his charts were conveyed, and were published.
"The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)" by John West
He embarked in disguise, in a small boat on the river, and proceeding to a vessel hired for the purpose, was safely conveyed to Calais.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
When I realized how heavy it was, my confidence in my ability to convey it to the main shore was a little shaken.
"Field and Forest" by Oliver Optic
And besides, you got upon M. Dorset's cart, at the risk of incommoding him, and retarding the conveyance of his merchandise.
"Hortense, Makers of History Series" by John S. C. Abbott
The language of our text conveys a delicate shade of meaning which is somewhat blurred in our version.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In both cases the artist gives us all that is necessary to convey the impression of reality.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester

In poetry:

To run to work, the law commands;
The gospel gives me feet and hands:
The one requires that I obey;
The other does the pow'r convey.
"The Believer's Principles : Chap. II." by Ralph Erskine
Come, holy Sun of heavenly love,
Shower down Thy radiance from above,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
"O Jesus, Lord of Heavenly Grace" by Augusta Treverorum
What can I do to be of service?
Convey somehow your own request,
For in the silence of your going
There's a reproach left unexpressed.
"In Memory of Marina Tsvetaeva" by Boris Pasternak
O come, Thou Sun of Righteousness,
Whose healing beams of nations bless,
And to our inward hearts convey
The Holy Spirit's cloudless ray.
"O Come, Thou Sun of Righteousness" by Augusta Treverorum
The promise, like the pipe, inlays,
And by the mouth of Faith conveys
What virtue flows
From Sharon's Rose. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
"Meditations on Smoking Tobacco; or, Smoking Spiritualized" by Ralph Erskine
The promise, like the pipe, inlays,
And by the mouth of faith conveys,
What virtue flows
From Sharon's rose.
Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
"Smoking Spiritualized" by Anonymous British

In news:

George, president and chief executive officer of, conveyed Hale's story to Buckhannon Rotarians on Tuesday.
Rudolf Nureyev 's costumes convey magic.
The whole thing reeked of political opportunism and didn't convey any sense of leadership or reassurance amid a crisis.
And they convey far more data than a barcode.
This is an artfully illustrated rendition with panoramic drawings that convey a real sense of the rugged beauty of the American West in pioneer days.
Words cannot convey the heartfelt gratitude that Sally and I have for all of your prayers and the support you have shown our family in this difficult time.
Providing high optical performance in a compact metal housing, ifm's OG-Cube photoelectric sensor offers reliable position detection in industrial applications such as conveying, packaging and material handling.
Each is like a puzzle that conveys nothing until every piece is in place.
Pinter 's silences convey meaning.
Suzuki presented it's own creative two prong approach with the Pixy personal mobility vehicle and the SCC multipassenger conveyance.
Typefaces convey meaning, typographers say.
To be sure employee attitude surveys meet their goal of fine-tuning the overall workplace—and individual employees—companies must take the surveys seriously and follow up on what survey-takers convey.
The new K-Tron P-Series Venturi loader from Salina, KS-based K-Tron is designed specifically for conveying powders in sanitary food, pharmaceutical and chemical applications.
Innovators in Pneumatic Conveying Systems Since 1946.
Cardinal Edward Egan and other senior Roman Catholic clerics traveled to Albany yesterday to meet with Gov George E Pataki and top lawmakers to convey their church's staunch opposition to same-sex marriage.

In science:

Information is conveyed in Grice’s sense of natural meaning (Grice, 1957): whenever Y is correlated with X , we can say that Y carries information about X .
The transmission sense of information
Even a string of length one is a sequence, thus even a single character conveys information.
The transmission sense of information
The mutual information I (X ; Y ) tells us how effectively he conveys what he sees, on average, given the statistical distribution of possible X values, the properties of the channel across which the signal is sent, etc.
The transmission sense of information
One might object that Figure 2 conveys an over-simplified view of the world.
The transmission sense of information
Genes may not be unique in their ability to convey information across generations — but at the same time a transmission view makes it clear that not all components of the developmental matrix (Griffiths, 2001; Griffiths and Gray, 1994) enjoy parity in their informational capacities.
The transmission sense of information