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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [1]

1: Συγκομίζω (Strong'S #4792 — Verb — sunkomizo — soong-kom-id'-zo )

"to carry together, to help in carrying" (sun, "with," komizo, "to carry"), is used in  Acts 8:2 , RV, "buried," for AV, "carried to his burial." The verb has also the meaning of "recovering or getting back a body."

2: Ἐκκομίζω (Strong'S #1580 — Verb — ekkomizo — ek-kom-id'-zo )

"to carry out," is found in  Luke 7:12 .

3: Φέρω (Strong'S #5342 — verb — phero — fer'-o )

"to bear, to bring," is translated "carry" only in  John 21:18 . See Note below.

4: Διαφέρω (Strong'S #1308 — — diaphero — dee-af-er'-o )

has the meaning "to carry through" in  Mark 11:16 . See Better , Differ , Drive , Excellent , Matter , Publish , Value.

5: Μετατίθημι (Strong'S #3346 — Verb — metatithemi — met-at-ith'-ay-mee )

"to place among, put in another place" (meta, implying "change," and tithemi, "to put"), has this latter meaning in  Acts 7:16 , "carried over." See Change , Remove , Translate , Turn.

6: Ἀπάγω (Strong'S #520 — Verb — apago — ap-ag'-o )

"to lead away" (apo, "from," ago, "to lead"), is rendered "carried" in  1—Corinthians 12:2 , AV (RV, "were led"). See Bring.

7: Συναπάγω (Strong'S #4879 — Verb — sunapago — soon-ap-ag'-o )

"to carry away with" (sun, "with," and No. 6), is used in a bad sense, in  Galatians 2:13;  2—Peter 3:17 , "being carried away with" (RV); in a good sense in  Romans 12:16; the RV marg. "be carried away with" is preferable to the text "condescend" (RV, and AV), and to the AV marg., "be contented (with mean things)." A suitable rendering would be "be led along with."

 2—Peter 2:17Drive.

King James Dictionary [2]


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.

Webster's Dictionary [3]

(1): (v. t.) To convey by extension or continuance; to extend; as, to carry the chimney through the roof; to carry a road ten miles farther.

(2): (v. t.) To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or exhibit; to imply.

(3): (v. t.) To get possession of by force; to capture.

(4): (v. t.) To convey or transport in any manner from one place to another; to bear; - often with away or off.

(5): (v. t.) To have or hold as a burden, while moving from place to place; to have upon or about one's person; to bear; as, to carry a wound; to carry an unborn child.

(6): (v. t.) To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.

(7): (v. t.) To transfer from one place (as a country, book, or column) to another; as, to carry the war from Greece into Asia; to carry an account to the ledger; to carry a number in adding figures.

(8): (v. t.) To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another; as, a merchant is carrying a large stock; a farm carries a mortgage; a broker carries stock for a customer; to carry a life insurance.

(9): (v. t.) To bear or uphold successfully through conflict, as a leader or principle; hence, to succeed in, as in a contest; to bring to a successful issue; to win; as, to carry an election.

(10): (n.) A tract of land, over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a carrying place; a portage.

(11): (v. t.) To bear (one's self); to behave, to conduct or demean; - with the reflexive pronouns.

(12): (v. i.) To hold the head; - said of a horse; as, to carry well i. e., to hold the head high, with arching neck.

(13): (v. i.) To act as a bearer; to convey anything; as, to fetch and carry.

(14): (v. i.) To have propulsive power; to propel; as, a gun or mortar carries well.

(15): (v. i.) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.

Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types [4]

 Psalm 90:5 (b) This is descriptive of the transient character of human life which exists for a short while, and then disappears.

 Isaiah 41:16 (b) This figure indicates the case in which the enemies of Israel shall be dispersed and scattered.

 Isaiah 46:4 (b) We are informed here that GOD will protect and provide for the care and comfort of those who put their trust in Him.

 1 Corinthians 12:2 (b) By this we learn of the tendency of the human heart to go astray from GOD.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia [5]

kar´i ( נשא , nāsā ), נהג , nāhagh ): The English Versions of the Bible rendering of a number of Hebrew and Greek words, and it has several shades of meaning, of which the following are the most important:

(1) "To take up," "to bear," "to transport from one place to another," as, "to carry away handkerchiefs" ( Acts 19:12 ), "to carry a corpse" ( Genesis 50:13 ), and "to be carried away by the wind" ( Daniel 2:35 ).

(2) "To cause to go" or "come," "to lead," "to drive" as, "to be carried away to Babylon" ( 2 Kings 20:17 ), "to be carried" away to Pilate" ( Mark 15:1 ), "to carry away cattle" ( Genesis 31:18 ), and "to carry daughters" ( Genesis 31:26 ).

(3) "To uphold," or "sustain," "and even to hoar hairs will I carry you" ( Isaiah 46:4 ).

(4) "To bear," or "endure," as, "to carry sorrows" ( Isaiah 53:4 ).

(5) "To overwhelm," "to bear away," "to destroy," as, "to carry away as with a flood" ( Psalm 90:5 ).

(6) "To influence," "to move," as, "to carry away with dissimulation" ( Galatians 2:13 ), "to carry away with error" ( 2 Peter 3:17 ), "to be carried away by strange teachings" ( Hebrews 13:9 ).