Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “carry”


verb [T] (HAVE WITH YOU)    /ˈkær.i/ US  /ˈker-/
B1 to have something with you all the time: Police officers in Britain do not usually carry guns.figurative He will carry the memory of the accident with him (= will remember the accident) for ever.Having and owning - general words
(Definition of carry verb (HAVE WITH YOU) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of carry

Definitions of “carry” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day


showing a wish to help or bring advantages to others, even if it results in disadvantage for yourself

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More