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King James Dictionary

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Greek - carry up
Greek - carry away
Greek - carry, carry away
Greek - carry
Greek - carry off
Greek - carry, carrying
Greek - should carry, carry
Greek - carry forth, carry out, carry, carrying
Greek - carry out
Greek - carry
Greek - carry, carrying
Greek - carry over
Greek - carry away
Greek - carry about, carry here and there, carrying about
Greek - fully carry
Greek - carry
Greek - carry
Greek - carry away with
Greek - carry
Hebrew - carry away, carry, carrying
Hebrew - carry, carry away, carry off, carrying
Hebrew - carry away
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry on their priesthood
Hebrew - carry away
Hebrew - carry down
Hebrew - carry away as with a flood
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry, certainly carry
Hebrew - things that you carry
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry away, carry them away as exiles
Hebrew - carry away
Hebrew - carry news
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry loads
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry away
Hebrew - carry tales
Hebrew - carry news, carry the good news
Hebrew - carry over
Hebrew - carry
Hebrew - carry on as scoffers
Hebrew - carry away, carry

CARRY, v.t.

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. Is. 40.

When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. Ps. 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 Eph. 4:14. Heb. 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. Gen. 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. Rev. 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.

CARRY, v.i.

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 at

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Carry'". "King James Dictionary".


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