Dictionary: CARP-OL'O-GY – CART

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CARP-OL'O-GY, n. [Supra.]

A description of fruits. – Cyc.

CARP'US, n. [L.]

The wrist, but not an English word.


A kind of apple. – Mason.


An arrow used in cross-bows.


That may be carried. [Not in use.] – Sherwood.

CAR'RIAGE, n. [Fr. charriage, from charrier, to carry; It. carreggio, or carriaggio. See Carry.]

  1. The act of carrying, bearing, transporting, or conveying; as, the carriage of sounds. – Bacon.
  2. The act of taking by an enemy; conquest; acquisition. [Obs.] – Knolles.
  3. That which carries, especially on wheels; a vehicle. This is a general term for a coach, chariot, chaise, gig, sulky, or other vehicle on wheels, as a cannon-carriage on trucks, a block-carriage for mortars, and a truck-carriage. Appropriately the word is applied to a coach; and carts and wagons are rarely or never called carriages.
  4. The price or expense of carrying.
  5. That which is carried; burden; as, baggage, vessels, furniture, &c. And David left his carriage in the hands of the keeper of the carriage. 1 Sam. xvii. [Little used.] – Spenser.
  6. In a moral sense, the manner of carrying one's self; behavior; conduct; deportment; personal manners. – Bacon. Dryden.
  7. Measures; practices; management. – Shak.




A particular kind of knot.


In a ship, the bitts which support the windlass. – Mar. Dict.

CAR'RI-ED, pp.

Borne; conveyed; transported.

CAR'RI-ER, n. [See Carry.]

  1. One who carries; that which carries or conveys; also, a messenger.
  2. One who is employed to carry goods for others for a reward; also, one whose occupation is to carry goods for others, called a common carrier; a porter.
  3. A pigeon that conveys letters from place to place, the letters being tied to the neck.


Relating to dead and putrefying carcasses; feeding on carrion, as a carrion-crow. – Shak.

CAR'RI-ON, n. [It. carogna; Sp. carroña; Fr. charogne; Arm, caroan; D. karonje.]

  1. The dead and putrefying body or flesh of animals; flesh so corrupted as to be unfit for food. – Dryden. Pope.
  2. A worthless woman; a term of reproach. – Shak.

CAR-RON-ADE', n. [It is said to be from Carron, in Scotland, where it was first made.]

A short piece of ordnance, having a large caliber, and a chamber for the powder, like a mortar. This species of cannon is carried on the upper works of ships, as the poop and forecastle, and is very useful in close engagements. – Mar. Dict. Encyc.


  1. In London, a rent received for the privilege of driving a cart. – Ash.
  2. A species of cherry. – Tooke, Russ.

CAR'ROT, n. [It. carota; Fr. carotte; Low L. carota.]

An esculent root, of the genus Daucus, cultivated for the table and for cattle.


Like a carrot in color; an epithet given to red hair.


In Ireland, people who wander about and get their living by cards and dice; strolling gamesters. – Spenser.

CAR'RY, v.i.

  1. To run on rotten ground, or on frost, which sticks to the feet, as a hare. – Johnson.
  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.

CAR'RY, v.t. [W. cariaw, from car, a dray, drag, or wagon; Fr. charrier; Arm. charreat or charrecin; Sp. acarrear; Dan. kiörer; Sw. kiöra; G. karren. These verbs signify primarily, to carry on a cart or car, and are evidently from the noun. But the English carry coincides also with the Latin gero, our vulgar kerry; for the sense of behavior can hardly proceed from the moving of a wheel-carriage, nor indeed can some other senses of this word. But the primary sense, in both cases, is to move.]

  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. xi. When he dieth, he shall carry nothing away. – Ps. xlix.
  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. – Locke. Burke.
  4. To bear out; to fare through. If a man carries it off, there is so much money saved. – L'Estrange.
  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. iv. I4. Heb. xiii. 9.
  6. To bear; to have. In some vegetables, we see something that carries a kind of analogy to sense. – Hale.
  7. To bear; to show, display or exhibit to view. The aspect of every one in the family carries satisfaction. – Addison.
  8. To imply or import. To quit former tenets carries an imputation of ignorance. – Locke.
  9. To contain or comprise. He thought it carried something of argument in it, to prove that doctrine. – Watts.
  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. – Bacon.
  13. To bear or produce, as trees. Set them a reasonable depth, and they will carry more shoots upon the stem. – Bacon.
  14. To manage or transact, usually with on; as, to carry on business.
  15. To carry one's self, to behave, conduct, or demean. He carried himself insolently. – Clarendon. Sometimes with it; as, he carried it high.
  16. To remove, lead or drive. And he carried away all his cattle. – Gen. xxxi.
  17. To remove; to cause to go. And the king of Assyria did carry away Israel to Assyria. – 2 Kings xviii.
  18. To transport; to affect with extraordinary impressions on the mind. – Rev. xvii.
  19. To fetch and bring. Young whelps learn easily to carry. – Ascham.
  20. To transfer; as, to carry an account to the ledger. War was to be diverted from Greece by being carried into Asia. – Mitford. To carry coals, to bear injuries. – Mason. To carry off, to remove to a distance; also, to kill; as, to be carried off by sickness. To carry on, 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 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.


corrupted from cariole.


A bearing, conveying, removing, transporting. Carrying trade, the trade which consists in the transportation of goods by water from country to country, or place to place. We are rivals with them in navigation and the carrying trade. Federalist, Jay. Carrying wind, among horsemen, is a tossing of the nose, as high as the horse's ears. – Encyc.

CAR'RY-ING, ppr.

Bearing, conveying, removing, &c.


A tale-bearer. [Not used.] – Shak.

CART, n. [W. cart; Sax. cræt, crat; Ir. cairt; Russ. karet. See Car.]

  1. A carriage with two wheels, fitted to be drawn by one horse, or by a yoke of oxen, and used in husbandry or commercial cities for carrying heavy commodities. In Great Britain, carts are usually drawn by horses. In America, horse-carts are used mostly in cities, and ox-carts in the country.
  2. A carriage in general. – Temple. Dryden.