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Convey

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Convey \Con*vey"\, verb (used without an object) To play the thief; to steal. [Cant]

But as I am Crack, I will convey, crossbite, and cheat upon Simplicius. --Marston.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Convey \Con*vey"\ (k[o^]n*v[=a]"), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Conveyed} (k[o^]n*v[=a]d"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Conveying}.] [OF. conveir, convoier, to escort, convoy, F. convoyer, LL. conviare, fr. L. con- + via way. See {Viaduct}, {Voyage}, and cf. {Convoy}.]

1. To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.

I will convey them by sea in floats. --1 Kings v. 9.

Convey me to my bed, then to my grave. --Shak.

2. To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.

3. To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.

The Earl of Desmond . . . secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust. --Spenser.

4. To impart or communicate; as, to convey an impression; to convey information.

Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts. --Locke.

5. To manage with privacy; to carry out. [Obs.]

I . . . will convey the business as I shall find means. --Shak.

6. To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve. [Obs.]

7. To accompany; to convoy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: To carry; transport; bear; transmit; transfer.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

convey

verb

1: make known; pass on, of information; "She conveyed the message to me"

2: serve as a means for expressing something; "The painting of Mary carries motherly love"; "His voice carried a lot of anger" [syn: {carry}, {convey}, {express}]

3: transfer to another; "communicate a disease" [syn: {convey}, {transmit}, {communicate}]

4: transmit a title or property

5: transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat" [syn: {impart}, {conduct}, {transmit}, {convey}, {carry}, {channel}]

6: take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point" [syn: {bring}, {convey}, {take}]

7: go or come after and bring or take back; "Get me those books over there, please"; "Could you bring the wine?"; "The dog fetched the hat" [syn: {bring}, {get}, {convey}, {fetch}] [ant: {bear away}, {bear off}, {carry away}, {carry off}, {take away}]


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