1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
2. To take from one place to another; transport:
a train carrying freight; a courier carrying messages.
3. Chiefly Southern U.S. To transport (someone) in a motor vehicle, such as an automobile.
4. To serve as a means for the conveyance of; transmit:
pipes that carry waste water; a bridge that carries traffic between the two cities.
5. To communicate; pass on:
The news was carried by word of mouth to every settlement.
6. To express or contain:
harsh words that carried a threat of violence.
7. To have (something) on the surface or skin; bear:
carries scars from acne.
8. To hold or be capable of holding:
The tank carries 16 gallons when full.
9. To support the weight or responsibility of:
carried a heavy academic load last semester.
10. To keep or have on one's person:
stopped carrying credit cards.
11. To be pregnant with.
12. To hold and move (the body or a part of it) in a particular way:
carried her head proudly.
13. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified manner.
14. To extend or continue in space, time, or degree:
carried the line to the edge of the page; carry a joke too far.
15. To give impetus to; propel:
The wind carried the ball over the fence.
16. To take further; advance:
carry a cause.
17. To take or seize, especially by force; capture.
18. To be successful in; win:
lost the game but carried the match.
19. To gain victory, support, or acceptance for:
The motion was carried in a close vote.
20. To win a majority of the votes in:
Roosevelt carried all but two states in the 1936 presidential election.
21. To gain the sympathy of; win over:
The amateurs' enthusiasm carried the audience.
22. To include or keep on a list:
carried a dozen workers on the payroll.
23. To have as an attribute or accompaniment:
an appliance carrying a full-year guarantee.
24. To involve as a condition, consequence, or effect:
The crime carried a five-year sentence.
25. To transfer from one place, as a column, page, or book, to another:
carry a number in addition.
26. To keep in stock; offer for sale:
a store that carries a full line of electronic equipment.
27. To keep in one's accounts as a debtor:
carried the unemployed customer for 90 days.
28. To maintain or support (one that is weaker or less competent, for example).
29. To compensate for (a weaker member or partner) by one's performance.
30. To place before the public; print or broadcast:
The morning papers carried the story. The press conference was carried by all networks.
31. To produce as a crop.
32. To provide forage for (livestock):
land that carries sheep.
33. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
carry a tune.
35. To cover (a distance) or advance beyond (a point or object) in one golf stroke.
36. Football To hold and rush with (the ball).
37. Basketball To palm (the ball) in violation of the rules.
38. To act as a bearer:
teach a dog to fetch and carry.
39. To be transmitted or conveyed; cover a range:
a voice that carries well.
40. To admit of being transported:
Unbalanced loads do not carry easily.
41. To hold the neck and head in a certain way. Used of a horse.
42. To be accepted or approved:
The proposal carried by a wide margin.
43. The act or process of carrying.
44. A portage, as between two navigable bodies of water.
45. The range of a gun or projectile.
46. The distance traveled by a hurled or struck ball.
47. Reach; projection:
“a voice that had far more carry to it than at any time in the term thus far”(Jimmy Breslin)
48. Football An act of rushing with the ball:
a carry of two yards.
49. To move or excite greatly:
was carried away by desire.
50. Accounting To transfer (an entry) to the next column, page, or book, or to another account.
51. To cause the death of:
was carried off by a fever.
52. To handle successfully:
carried off the difficult situation with aplomb.
53. To conduct; maintain:
carry on a thriving business.
54. To engage in:
carry on a love affair.
55. To continue without halting; persevere:
carry on in the face of disaster.
56. To behave in an excited, improper, or silly manner.
57. To put into practice or effect:
carry out a new policy.
58. To follow or obey:
carry out instructions.
59. To bring to a conclusion; accomplish:
carried out the mission successfully.
61. To transfer (an account) to the next column, page, or book relating to the same account.
62. To retain (merchandise or other goods) for a subsequent, usually the next, season.
63. To deduct (an unused tax credit or a loss, for example) for taxable income of a subsequent period.
64. To persist to another time or situation:
The confidence gained in remedial classes carried over into the children's regular school work.
65. To accomplish; complete:
carry a project through despite difficulties.
66. To survive; persist:
prejudices that have carried through over the centuries.
67. To enable to endure; sustain:
a faith that carried them through the ordeal.
68. To feel a painful, unreciprocated love:
still carrying a torch for an old sweetheart.
69. To assume the leading role; do most of the work.
70. To be victorious; win.
71. Middle English carien
72. from Old North French carier
源自 古法国北方方言 carier
74. A non-Southerner is always amused when a Southerner offers to “carry” rather than to drive him or her somewhere, imagining it to be an invitation to be picked up and bodily lugged to the destination. However, the verb carry, which to Southerners means “to transport (someone) in a motor vehicle, such as an automobile,” is etymologically more precise in the Southern usage than anywhere else. Carry derives from the Latin noun carrus, “cart,” from which we get the nouns carriage and our modern car. Therefore, carry is more closely related to car than is drive, which only makes literal sense if the vehicle is drawn by a team of animals.
当一个南方人提出把一个非南方人“运送”而不是开车带到某地时，这个非南方人总是觉得好笑，会以为是一个把他或她“拖运”到某地的邀请。然而，carry 这个动词对南方人来说意思是“用机动车辆（例如汽车）运送某人，” 从词源学的角度来讲，该词在南部的用法比在其它任何地方者更为确切。Carry 一词从拉丁语中的名词 carrus “货车”发展而来， 从此我们又得到了名词carriage 和现在的 car 。 因此，carry 比 drive 而更为与 car 的关系密切， 因为如果一辆车由一组动物拉着，那么它就只能表示字面上的意思