Bring vs Carrying - What's the difference?

bring | carrying |

As verbs the difference between bring and carrying

is that bring is to transport toward somebody/somewhere while carrying is present participle of lang=en.

As an interjection bring

is the sound of a telephone ringing.

As a noun carrying is


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Etymology 1

From (etyl) bringen, from (etyl) ).


  • (lb) To transport toward somebody/somewhere.
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  • , title= Lanfranc's "Science of cirurgie." , chapter=Wounds complicated by the Dislocation of a Bone, isbn=1163911380 , publisher=K. Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co, location=London, editor=Robert von Fleischhacker, page=63 , passage=Ne take noon hede to brynge' togidere þe parties of þe boon þat is to-broken or dislocate, til viij. daies ben goon in þe wyntir, & v. in þe somer; for þanne it schal make quytture, and be sikir from swellynge; & þanne ' brynge togidere þe brynkis eiþer þe disiuncture after þe techynge þat schal be seid in þe chapitle of algebra.}}
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  • At twilight in the summeron the floor.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=5 citation , passage=A waiter brought his aperitif, which was a small scotch and soda, and as he sipped it gratefully he sighed. ¶ ‘Civilized,’ he said to Mr. Campion. ‘Humanizing.’
  • * {{quote-news, date=21 August 2012, first=Ed, last=Pilkington, newspaper=The Guardian
  • , title= Death penalty on trial: should Reggie Clemons live or die?, newsfeed=true , passage=Next month, Clemons will be brought before a court presided over by a "special master", who will review the case one last time.}}
  • To supply or contribute.
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  • *:“it is not fair of you to bring' against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without ' bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • (lb) To raise (a lawsuit, charges, etc.) against somebody.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-08-10, volume=408, issue=8848, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Can China clean up fast enough? , passage=It has jailed environmental activists and is planning to limit the power of judicial oversight by handing a state-approved body a monopoly over bringing environmental lawsuits.}}
  • To persuade; to induce; to draw; to lead; to guide.
  • * (John Locke) (1632-1705)
  • It seems so preposterous a thingthat they do not easily bring themselves to it.
  • To produce in exchange; to sell for; to fetch.
  • (lb) To pitch, often referring to a particularly hard thrown fastball.
  • Usage notes
    Past (brang) and past participle (brung) and (broughten) forms are sometimes used in some dialects, especially in informal speech.
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from "bring") * bring about * bring around * bring back * bring down * bring forth * bring forwards * bring home * bring in * bring it * bring it on * bring off * bring on * bring out * bring round * bring to * bring to light * bring up * inbring * outbring

    Etymology 2



    (en interjection)
  • The sound of a telephone ringing.
  • carrying


  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • Transportation.