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1. To bear, convey, or transport, by sustaining and moving the thing carried, either by bodily strength, upon a beast, in a vehicle, or in any kind of water-craft. In general, it implies a moving from the speaker or the place present or near, to a place more distant, and so is opposed to bring and fetch, and it is often followed by from, away, off, out.

He shall carry the lambs in his bosom. Isaiah 40 .

When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. Psalms 49 .

2. To convey as sound is carried in the air.
3. To effect to accomplish to prevail to gain the object as, to carry a point, measure, or resolution to carry a prize to carry a fortified town by force of arms sometimes followed by it.

Whose wills will carry it over the rest.

4. To bear out to face through.

If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved.

5. To urge, impel, lead or draw, noting moral impulse.

Pride or passion will carry a man to great lengths.

Men are carried away with imaginary prospects. See Ephesians 4:14 . Hebrews 13:9 .

6. To bear to have.

In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense.

7. To bear to show, display or exhibit to view.

The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction.

8. To imply or import.

To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance.

9. To contain or comprise.

He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine.

10. To extend or continue in time, as to carry a historical account to the first ages of the world but usually with a particle, as to carry up or carry back, to carry forward.
11. To extend in space, as to carry a line or a boundary or in a moral sense, as to carry ideas very far.
12. To support or sustain.

Carry camomile on sticks.

13. To bear or produce, as trees.

Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem.

14. To manage or transact, usually with on as, to carry on business.
15. To carry ones self, to behave, conduct or demean.

He carried himself insolently. Sometimes with it as, he carried it high.

16. To remove, lead or drive.

And he carried away all his cattle. Genesis 31 .

17. To remove to cause to go.

And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. 2 Kings 18 .

18. To transport to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. Revelation 17 .
19. To fetch and bring.

Young whelps learn easily to carry.

20. To transfer as, to carry an account to the ledger.

War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia.

To carry coals, to bear injuries.

To carry off, to remove to a distance also, to kill, as to be carried off by sickness.

To carry on,

1. to promote, advance, or help forward to continue as, to carry on a design to carry on the administration of grace.
2. To manage or prosecute as, to carry on husbandry.
3. To prosecute, continue or pursue as, to carry on trade or war.

To carry through, to support to the end to sustain or keep from failing, or being subdued.

Grace will carry a man through all difficulties. Hammond.

To carry out, to bear from within also, to sustain to the end to continue to the end.

To carry away, in seamanship, is to break to carry sail till a spar breaks as, to carry away a fore-topmast.


1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare.
2. 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.
3. To convey to propel as, a gun or mortar carries well but this is elliptical.

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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Carry'. King James Dictionary.

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