To carry out


To carry out
Carry Car"ry, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carrying}.] [OF. carier, charier, F. carrier, to cart, from OF. car, char, F. car, car. See {Car}.] 1. To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; -- often with away or off. [1913 Webster]

When he dieth he shall carry nothing away. --Ps. xiix. 17. [1913 Webster]

Devout men carried Stephen to his burial. --Acts viii, 2. [1913 Webster]

Another carried the intelligence to Russell. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

The sound will be carried, at the least, twenty miles. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

If the ideas . . . were carried along with us in our minds. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

3. To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide. [1913 Webster]

Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He carried away all his cattle. --Gen. xxxi. 18. [1913 Webster]

Passion and revenge will carry them too far. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. 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. [1913 Webster]

5. To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther. [1913 Webster]

6. 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.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The carrying of our main point. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

7. To get possession of by force; to capture. [1913 Webster]

The town would have been carried in the end. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

8. To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or exhibit; to imply. [1913 Webster]

He thought it carried something of argument in it. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

It carries too great an imputation of ignorance. --Lacke. [1913 Webster]

9. To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; -- with the reflexive pronouns. [1913 Webster]

He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]

10. 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. [1913 Webster]

{Carry arms} (Mil. Drill), a command of the Manual of Arms directing the soldier to hold his piece in the right hand, the barrel resting against the hollow of the shoulder in a nearly perpendicular position. In this position the soldier is said to stand, and the musket to be held, at carry.

{To carry all before one}, to overcome all obstacles; to have uninterrupted success.

{To carry arms} (a) To bear weapons. (b) To serve as a soldier.

{To carry away}. (a) (Naut.) to break off; to lose; as, to carry away a fore-topmast. (b) To take possession of the mind; to charm; to delude; as, to be carried by music, or by temptation.

{To carry coals}, to bear indignities tamely, a phrase used by early dramatists, perhaps from the mean nature of the occupation. --Halliwell.

{To carry coals to Newcastle}, to take things to a place where they already abound; to lose one's labor.

{To carry off} (a) To remove to a distance. (b) To bear away as from the power or grasp of others. (c) To remove from life; as, the plague carried off thousands.

{To carry on} (a) To carry farther; to advance, or help forward; to continue; as, to carry on a design. (b) To manage, conduct, or prosecute; as, to carry on husbandry or trade.

{To carry out}. (a) To bear from within. (b) To put into execution; to bring to a successful issue. (c) To sustain to the end; to continue to the end.

{To carry through}. (a) To convey through the midst of. (b) To support to the end; to sustain, or keep from falling, or being subdued. ``Grace will carry us . . . through all difficulties.'' --Hammond. (c) To complete; to bring to a successful issue; to succeed.

{To carry up}, to convey or extend in an upward course or direction; to build.

{To carry weight}. (a) To be handicapped; to have an extra burden, as when one rides or runs. ``He carries weight, he rides a race'' --Cowper. (b) To have influence. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • carry out something — carry out (something) to do a job or complete an activity. Astronauts planned a spacewalk to carry out major repairs on the space station. The agency doesn t have the funds or the know how to carry out its duties …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry out — (something) to do a job or complete an activity. Astronauts planned a spacewalk to carry out major repairs on the space station. The agency doesn t have the funds or the know how to carry out its duties …   New idioms dictionary

  • carry out — index administer (conduct), apply (put in practice), commit (perpetrate), complete, comply, con …   Law dictionary

  • carry out — [v] complete activity accomplish, achieve, carry through, consummate, discharge, effect, effectuate, execute, finalize, fulfill, implement, meet, perform, realize; concept 706 Ant. leave, not finish, stop …   New thesaurus

  • carry out — ► carry out perform (a task). Main Entry: ↑carry …   English terms dictionary

  • carry-out — Surface mail for the first delivery stops of a foot carrier s route. The carrier takes it out of the office in a satchel, and the rest of the mail is deposited by a motorized carrier into relay boxes along the route …   Glossary of postal terms

  • carry out a sentence — index condemn (punish), discipline (punish), penalize Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Carry out —   [engl.], ausführen …   Universal-Lexikon

  • carry-out — n especially AmE food that you can take away from a restaurant to eat somewhere else, or a restaurant that sells food like this British Equivalent: takeaway …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • carry out — verb 1. put in effect (Freq. 21) carry out a task execute the decision of the people He actioned the operation • Syn: ↑carry through, ↑accomplish, ↑execute, ↑action, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carry out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms carry out : present tense I/you/we/they carry out he/she/it carries out present participle carrying out past tense carried out past participle carried out a) to do a particular piece of work, research etc The… …   English dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.