• WordNet 3.6
    • v convey make known; pass on, of information "She conveyed the message to me"
    • v convey serve as a means for expressing something "The painting of Mary carries motherly love","His voice carried a lot of anger"
    • v convey go or come after and bring or take back "Get me those books over there, please","Could you bring the wine?","The dog fetched the hat"
    • v convey take something or somebody with oneself somewhere "Bring me the box from the other room","Take these letters to the boss","This brings me to the main point"
    • v convey transmit or serve as the medium for transmission "Sound carries well over water","The airwaves carry the sound","Many metals conduct heat"
    • v convey transmit a title or property
    • v convey transfer to another "communicate a disease"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Convey To accompany; to convoy.
    • Convey To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport. "I will convey them by sea in floats.""Convey me to my bed, then to my grave."
    • Convey To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
    • Convey To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
    • Convey To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information. "Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts."
    • Convey To manage with privacy; to carry out. "I . . . will convey the business as I shall find means."
    • v. i Convey To play the thief; to steal. "But as I am Crack, I will convey , crossbite, and cheat upon Simplicius."
    • Convey To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly Law, to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing. "The Earl of Desmond . . . secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • convey To carry, bear, or transport.
    • convey To transmit; communicato by transmission; carry or pass along, as to a destination.
    • convey In law, to transfer; pass the title to by deed, assignment, or otherwise: as, to convey lands to a purchaser by bargain and sale.
    • convey To transmit; contain and carry; carry as a medium of transmission: as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
    • convey To impart; communicate through some medium of transmission.
    • convey To steal; lift; purloin.
    • convey To manage; carry on; conduct.
    • convey To trace; derive.
    • convey To steal.
    • n convey A conveyance or transfer.
    • n convey An escort; a convoy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Convey kon-vā′ to carry: to transmit: to impart: to steal: to communicate, as ideas: to make over in law
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. conveir, convoier, to escort, convoy, F. convoyer, LL. conviare, fr. L. con-, + via, way. See Viaduct Voyage, and cf. Convoy
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. conveier—L. con, along with, and O. Fr. veie—L. via, a way.


In literature:

It consists of a number of large covered wagons, not unlike those used for the conveyance of wild beasts.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
E.E Tube conveying the gas from the Retort through the water into the Receiver.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
These men conveyed to me again the Magbun's renewed declarations of friendship.
"An Explorer's Adventures in Tibet" by A. Henry Savage Landor
I shall send a copy, if I can get one made, by this conveyance.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
Here you can see a most extraordinary power of conveying information in a pleasing manner.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
Every conveyance that could be used has been pressed into service.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
The real question, then is, what idea is intended to be conveyed by the words used in the commandment quoted?
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
He was to return to Westminster at once and convey Sir Joseph's reply to Lord Henry.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
Softly modulated tones should mark the words spoken to a child, and reproof carries an added weight when lowered tones convey the rebuke.
"Social Life" by Maud C. Cooke
In a roadless country, where labour is scarce and dear, the conveyance of goods from place to place is a difficult matter.
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay

In poetry:

The mouth with steady sweetness set,
And eyes conveying unaware
The distant hint of some regret
That harbored there.
"The Letter L" by Jean Ingelow
Why should we tremble to convey
Their bodies to the tomb?
There the dear flesh of Jesus lay,
And left a long perfume.
"Hymn 3" by Isaac Watts
To Thee, O God, the Shepherd Kings
Their earliest homage paid
And wafted upon angel wings
Their worship was conveyed.
"For The Anniversary Of THe Hartford County Agricultural Society. 1826" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
He had no gold with which to hire
The minstrels who could best
Convey a notion of the fire
That raged within his breast.
"First Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Thou art the earnest of his love,
The pledge of joys to come;
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove,
Will safe convey me home.
"Hymn 144" by Isaac Watts
He bids us make his glories known,
His works of power and grace;
And we'll convey his wonders down
Through every rising race.
"Psalm 78 part 1" by Isaac Watts

In news:

An original painting by Keith Haring covers the lobby at Germano Studios in downtown NYC, the artist's trademark exclamatory lines and dancing figures conveying a frenzied, emotive experience.
When I visit him and my aunt, he usually greets me with a few questions about my conveyance.
Researchers suspected that the paintings conveyed some aspect of the shamanic ritual, but most thought the rock art would never be truly understood.
This World War I novel about two young Hungarians who volunteer to live and die with heroism conveys the author's conviction that wars are brutal and, in the end, senseless.
On Sometime Tuesday Morning his guitar creates dense musical shadings, conveying nostalgia, regret, hope and intrigue.
Determining ways to choose a conveyable space heater is a vital action.
The beauty of direct response advertising is that you have a medium that enables you to convey a number of key attributes for your product in order to educate the consumer on what you are selling.
PHILADELPHIA — Jimmy Rollins glanced at the media around his locker and had only one message to convey.
Standardized reports can convey similar information despite differences in interpreter background or training and can improve reporting consistency throughout and across institutions.
Flocking starlings are one of nature's most extraordinary sights: Just a few hundred birds moving as one is enough to convey a sense of suspended reality, and the flock filmed above the River Shannon contained thousands.
To US conservatives and Chinese nationalists his musical selection conveyed a slight snub – underscoring how sensitive relations between the US and China are.
TO-WAY STREET: Martin Klima's documentary photos of Knoxville, on display through June at 2 Many Pixels, convey both a sense of isolation and a palpable feeling of joy.
They also convey power that builds subtly.
The process is analogous to Text-to-Speech synthesis , but with pictorial output that conveys the gist of the text.
To convey a sensitive message discreetly, a new Web site called will send a letter -- along with an appropriate enclosure to reinforce the message -- for a small fee.

In science:

We compare these solutions with flows that are internally heated by Type II supernova; this type of heating depends on the IMF and the efficiency that the supernova energy is conveyed to the hot gas.
Entropy Evolution in Galaxy Groups and Clusters; A Comparison of External and Internal Heating
For our purposes, we make the distinction that deep NLG is the process of deciding what information to convey, whereas surface NLG is the process of rendering that information in natural language.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
Note that word order is not the only indication of novelty! It is clear that other factors, such as pitch and loudness, also convey novelty, even when the word order is fixed.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
How such a Markov L-coalgebra can be conveyed in B by the 1-cochain ρ ? To answer this question we denote by PropM (A), (resp.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
Asai representations, and I thank him for conveying to me his results.
Unique decomposition of tensor products of irreducible representations of simple algebraic groups