Meaning of “carry” - Learner’s Dictionary

carry

verb uk us /ˈkæri/
HOLD [ T ]

A1 to hold something or someone with your hands, arms, or on your back and take them from one place to another:

He was carrying my bags.
She picked up the child and carried him down the stairs.
TRANSPORT [ T ]

B2 to move someone or something from one place to another:

The plane was carrying 30 passengers.
Underground cables carry electricity to all parts of the building.
Strong currents carried them out to sea.
HAVE WITH YOU [ T ]

B1 to have something with you in a pocket, bag, etc:

She still carries his photo in her purse.
DISEASE [ T ]

B2 to have a disease that you might give to someone else:

Mosquitoes carry malaria and other infectious diseases.
PART [ T ]

to have something as a part or a result of something:

Murder still carries the death penalty there.
SOUND [ I ]

If a sound or someone's voice carries, it can be heard a long way away.

SUPPORT [ T ]

B2 to support the weight of something:

Is the ice thick enough to carry my weight?
MATHS [ T ]

to put a number into another column when adding numbers

DEVELOP [ T ]

to develop something in a particular way:

She carried her diet to extremes.
be carried

to be formally accepted by people voting at a meeting:

The motion was carried by 210 votes to 160.
→ See also carry weight

(Definition of “carry” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)