Care vs Carry - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between care and carry

is that care is tear, rift, crack while carry is a manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.

As a verb carry is

(lb) to lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), . See (m).


  • (obsolete) Grief, sorrow.
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:Than Feraunte his cosyn had grete care and cryed full lowde.
  • Close attention; concern; responsibility.
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  • *Shakespeare
  • *:I thank thee for thy care and honest pains.
  • Worry.
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  • Maintenance, upkeep.
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  • *:Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
  • The treatment of those in need (especially as a profession).
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author= Karen McVeigh
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=10, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= US rules human genes can't be patented , passage=The US supreme court has ruled unanimously that natural human genes cannot be patented, a decision that scientists and civil rights campaigners said removed a major barrier to patient care and medical innovation.}}
  • The state of being cared for by others.
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  • The object of watchful attention or anxiety.
  • *Spenser
  • *:Right sorrowfully mourning her bereaved cares .
  • Derived terms
    * caregiving * Care Sunday * managed care * primary care * secondary care * take care of * tertiary care
    * 1925 , Walter Anthony and Tom Reed (titles), Rupert Julian (director), The Phantom of the Opera , silent movie *: ‘Have a care , Buquet—ghosts like not to be seen or talked about!’

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .


  • (label) To be concerned about, have an interest in.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1959, author=(Georgette Heyer), title=(The Unknown Ajax), chapter=1
  • , passage=And no use for anyone to tell Charles that this was because the Family was in mourning for Mr Granville Darracott […]: Charles might only have been second footman at Darracott Place for a couple of months when that disaster occurred, but no one could gammon him into thinking that my lord cared a spangle for his heir.}}
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 27, author=Nathan Rabin, work=The Onion AV Club
  • , title= TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “New Kid On The Block” (season 4, episode 8; originally aired 11/12/1992) , passage=This newfound infatuation renders Bart uncharacteristically vulnerable. He suddenly has something to care about beyond causing trouble and makes a dramatic transformation from hell-raiser to gentleman about town.}}
  • (label) To look after.
  • (label) To be mindful of.
  • Polite or formal way to say want.
  • Usage notes
    * Sense 4. Most commonly found as an interrogative or negative sentence. * Sense 4. This is a catenative verb that takes the to infinitive . See
    Derived terms
    * becare * care for






  • (lb) To lift (something) and take it to another place; to transport (something) by lifting.
  • *1900 , , (The Wonderful Wizard of Oz) Ch.23:
  • *:"By means of the Golden Cap I shall command the Winged Monkeys to carry you to the gates of the Emerald City," said Glinda, "for it would be a shame to deprive the people of so wonderful a ruler."
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations. It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-29, volume=407, issue=8842, page=29, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Unspontaneous combustion , passage=Since the mid-1980s, when Indonesia first began to clear its bountiful forests on an industrial scale in favour of lucrative palm-oil plantations, “haze” has become an almost annual occurrence in South-East Asia. The cheapest way to clear logged woodland is to burn it, producing an acrid cloud of foul white smoke that, carried by the wind, can cover hundreds, or even thousands, of square miles.}}
  • To transfer from one place (such as a country, book, or column) to another.
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  • To convey by extension or continuance; to extend.
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  • To move; to convey by force; to impel; to conduct; to lead or guide.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:Go, carry Sir John Falstaff to the Fleet.
  • *(Bible), (w) xxxi.18
  • *:He carried away all his cattle.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:Passion and revenge will carry them too far.
  • (lb) To stock or supply (something).
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  • (lb) To adopt (something); take (something) over.
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  • (lb) To adopt or resolve upon, especially in a deliberative assembly; as, to carry a motion.
  • In an addition, to transfer the quantity in excess of what is countable in the units in a column to the column immediately to the left in order to be added there.
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  • (lb) To have or maintain (something).
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  • (lb) To be transmitted; to travel.
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  • *1912 , Stratemeyer Syndicate, Baseball Joe on the School Nine Ch.1:
  • *:It might seem easy to hit the head of a barrel at that distance, but either the lads were not expert enough or else the snowballs, being of irregular shapes and rather light, did not carry well. Whatever the cause, the fact remained that the barrel received only a few scattering shots and these on the outer edges of the head.
  • To insult, to diss.
  • To capture a ship by coming alongside and boarding.
  • To transport (the ball) whilst maintaining possession.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=December 21, author=Tom Rostance, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Fulham 0-5 Man Utd , passage=Nani collected the ball on the halfway line, drifted past Bryan Ruiz, and carried the ball unchallenged 50 yards down the left before picking out Welbeck for a crisp finish from seven yards.}}
  • (lb) To have on one's "person" (see examples).
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  • *, chapter=10
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Men that I knew around Wapatomac didn't wear high, shiny plug hats, nor yeller spring overcoats, nor carry canes with ivory heads as big as a catboat's anchor, as you might say.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • To have propulsive power; to propel.
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  • To hold the head; said of a horse.
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  • (lb) To have earth or frost stick to the feet when running, as a hare.
  • :(Johnson)
  • 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.
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  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:The greater part carries it.
  • *(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • *:the carrying of our main point
  • (lb) To get possession of by force; to capture.
  • *(Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • *:The town would have been carried in the end.
  • To contain; to comprise; to bear the aspect of; to show or exhibit; to imply.
  • *(Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • *:He thought it carried something of argument in it.
  • *(John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • *:It carries too great an imputation of ignorance.
  • (lb) To bear (oneself); to behave or conduct.
  • * (1609-1674)
  • *:He carried himself so insolently in the house, and out of the house, to all persons, that he became odious.
  • To bear the charges or burden of holding or having, as stocks, merchandise, etc., from one time to another.
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  • Synonyms

    * (lift and bring to somewhere else) bear, move, transport * (stock, supply ): have, keep, stock, supply * (adopt) adopt, take on, take over * (have, maintain ): have, maintain * (be transmitted, travel ): be transmitted, travel


    * (in arithmetic) borrow (the equivalent reverse procedure in the inverse operation of subtraction)

    Derived terms

    * carrier * carry a torch for * carry a tune * carry away * carry back * carry coals to Newcastle * carrycot * carry forward * carriable * carrier * carry off * carry on * carry oneself * carry one's heart on one's sleeve * carry one's weight * carry out * carry over * carry someone's water * carry the ball * carry the bat * carry the can * carry the day * carry the mail * carry the message to Garcia * carry the torch * carry through * carry water for * cash-and-carry * headcarry * speak softly and carry a big stick


  • A manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried.
  • Adjust your carry from time to time so that you don't tire too quickly.
  • A tract of land over which boats or goods are carried between two bodies of navigable water; a portage.
  • (computing) The bit or digit that is carried in an addition.
  • Derived terms

    * concealed carry * fireman's carry * full carry * negative carry * open carry * positive carry