Carry vs Stand - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between carry and stand

is that carry is a manner of transporting or lifting something; the grip or position in which something is carried while stand is stall, booth, bench, stand (place to sell items or make deals).

As a verb carry

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

carry

English

Verb

(ies)
  • (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

    Antonyms

    * (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

    Noun

    (carries)
  • 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

    stand

    English

    Verb

  • (lb) To or be positioned physically.
  • #(lb) To support oneself on the feet in an erect position.
  • #:
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=Then came a maid with hand-bag and shawls, and after her a tall young lady. She stood for a moment holding her skirt above the grimy steps,
  • #(lb) To rise to one’s feet; to stand up.
  • #:
  • # To remain motionless.
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  • #*Bible, (w) ii, 9
  • #*:The star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
  • #*, chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=The slightest effort made the patient cough. He would stand leaning on a stick and holding a hand to his side, and when the paroxysm had passed it left him shaking.}}
  • #*
  • #*:Turning back, then, toward the basement staircase, she began to grope her way through blinding darkness, but had taken only a few uncertain steps when, of a sudden, she stopped short and for a little stood like a stricken thing, quite motionless save that she quaked to her very marrow in the grasp of a great and enervating fear.
  • #(lb) To be placed in an upright or vertical orientation.
  • #*
  • #*:They burned the old gun that used to stand in the dark corner up in the garret, close to the stuffed fox that always grinned so fiercely. Perhaps the reason why he seemed in such a ghastly rage was that he did not come by his death fairly. Otherwise his pelt would not have been so perfect.
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  • #*:He seized the gun which always stood in a corner of his bedroom.
  • #(lb) To place in an upright or standing position.
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  • #(lb) To occupy or hold a place; to be situated or located.
  • #:
  • #(lb) To measure when erect on the feet.
  • #* (1809-1892)
  • #*:Six feet two, as I think, he stands .
  • (lb) To or be positioned mentally.
  • # To be positioned to gain or lose.
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  • # To tolerate.
  • #:
  • #*, chapter=7
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=“[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand' that 'cause I'm paid for it. What I won't ' stand is to have them togs called a livery.
  • #(lb) To maintain one's ground; to be acquitted; not to fail or yield; to be safe.
  • #*Spectator
  • #*:readers by whose judgment I would stand or fall
  • #(lb) To maintain an invincible or permanent attitude; to be fixed, steady, or firm; to take a position in resistance or opposition.
  • #*Bible, (w) viii. 11
  • #*:The king granted the Jewsto gather themselves together, and to stand for their life.
  • #*(Robert South) (1634–1716)
  • #*:the standing pattern of their imitation
  • # To be in some particular state; to have essence or being; to be; to consist.
  • #*Bible, (w) ix. 10
  • #*:sacrificeswhich stood only in meats and drinks
  • #*(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • #*:Accomplish what your signs foreshow; / I stand resigned, and am prepared to go.
  • #*Sir (Walter Scott) (1771-1832)
  • #*:Thou seest how it stands with me, and that I may not tarry.
  • (lb) To or be positioned socially.
  • # To act as an umpire.
  • #(lb) To undergo; withstand; hold up.
  • #:
  • #*(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • #*:Love stood the siege.
  • #*(Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • #*:Bid him disband his legions,/ And stand the judgment of a Roman senate.
  • #*(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • #*:He stood the furious foe.
  • # To seek election.
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  • #*(Izaak Walton) (c.1594-1683)
  • #*:He stood to be elected one of the proctors of the university.
  • #(lb) To be valid.
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  • #(lb) To oppose, usually as a team, in competition.
  • #*1957 , (Matt Christopher), Basketball Sparkplug , Ch.7:
  • #*:"Kim, Jack, and I will stand you guys," Jimmie Burdette said. ¶ "We'll smear you!" laughed Ron.
  • #* R. J. Childerhose, Hockey Fever in Goganne Falls , p.95:
  • #*:The game stopped while sides were sorted out. Andy did the sorting. "Okay," he said. "Jimmy is coming out. He and Gaston and Ike and me will stand you guys."
  • #*1978 , (Louis Sachar), Sideways Stories from Wayside School , Ch.21:
  • #*:"Hey, Louis," Dameon shouted. "Do you want to play kickball?" ¶ ""All right," said Louis. "Ron and I will both play."¶ "Ron and I will stand everybody!" Louis announced.
  • #To cover the expense of; to pay for.
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  • #:(Thackeray)
  • #(lb) To have or maintain a position, order, or rank; to be in a particular relation.
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  • #(lb) To be consistent; to agree; to accord.
  • #*(Philip Massinger) (1583-1640)
  • #*:Doubt me not; by heaven, I will do nothing / But what may stand with honour.
  • #(lb) To appear in court.
  • #:(Burrill)
  • Of a ship or its captain, to steer, sail (in a specified direction, for a specified destination etc.).
  • *1630 , John Smith, True Travels , in Kupperman 1988, p.40:
  • *:To repaire his defects, hee stood for the coast of Calabria, but hearing there was six or seven Galleyes at Mesina hee departed thence for Malta.
  • (lb) To remain without ruin or injury.
  • *(John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • *:My mind on its own centre stands unmoved.
  • *(Lord Byron) (1788-1824)
  • *:The ruin'd wall / Stands when its wind-worn battlements are gone.
  • (lb) To stop asking for more cards.
  • Usage notes

    * In older works, standen is found as a past participle of this verb; it is now archaic. * (tolerate) This is almost always found in a negative form such as can’t stand', or ' No-one can stand… In this sense it is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (term) or infinitive . See .

    Derived terms

    * bestand * offstand * a leg to stand on * stand alone/stand-alone * stand aside * stand and deliver * stand back * stand by * stand corrected * stand down * stand easy * stand firm * stand for * stand from under * stand guard * stand off/stand-off * stand on * stand on ceremony * stand out * stand over * stand-in * stand in for * * stand on end * * stand pat * stand still * stand tall * stand to reason * stand watch * stand up/stand-up/standup * understand * upstand

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of standing.
  • *Spectator
  • *:I took my stand upon an eminenceto look into their several ladings.
  • A defensive position or effort. (rfex)
  • A resolute, unwavering position; firm opinion; action for a purpose in the face of opposition.
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  • A period of performance in a given location or venue.
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  • A device to hold something upright or aloft.
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  • *:There was a neat hat-and-umbrella stand , and the stranger's weary feet fell soft on a good, serviceable dark-red drugget, which matched in colour the flock-paper on the walls.
  • The platform on which a witness testifies in court; the witness stand or witness box.
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  • A particular grove or other group of trees or shrubs.
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  • (lb) A contiguous group of trees sufficiently uniform in age-class distribution, composition, and structure, and growing on a site of sufficiently uniform quality, to be a distinguishable unit.
  • A standstill, a motionless state, as of someone confused, or a hunting dog who has found game.
  • *1625 , (Francis Bacon), “Of Truth”, Essays
  • *:One of the later school of the Grecians, examineth the matter, and is at a stand , to think what should be in it, that men should love lies; where neither they make for pleasure, as with poets, nor for advantage, as with the merchant; but for the lie’s sake.
  • *1819 , (Lord Byron), , I.168:
  • *:Antonia's patience now was at a stand — / "Come, come, 't is no time now for fooling there," / She whispered
  • A small building, booth, or stage, as in a bandstand or hamburger stand.
  • A designated spot where someone or something may stand or wait.
  • :(ux)
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:I have found you out a stand most fit, / Where you may have such vantage on the duke, / He shall not pass you.
  • The situation of a shop, store, hotel, etc.
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  • (lb) grandstand (often in plural)
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=November 11, author=Rory Houston, work=RTE Sport
  • , title= Estonia 0-4 Republic of Ireland , passage=The end of the opening period was relatively quite [sic] as Vassiljev's desperate shot from well outside the penalty area flew into the stand housing the Irish supporters and then Ward's ctoss [sic] was gathered by goalkeeper Pareiko.}}
  • (lb) A partnership.
  • *{{quote-news, year=2012, date=May 21, author=Tom Fordyce, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= England v West Indies: Hosts cruise home in Lord's Test , passage=England wrapped up a five-wicket victory in the first Test as a stand of 132 between Alastair Cook and Ian Bell saw off an early West Indies charge.}}
  • A single set, as of arms.
  • *1927 , Herbert Asbury, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld , Paragon House (1990), ISBN 1-55778-348-9, p.170:
  • *:The police and troops captured eleven thousand stand of arms, including muskets and pistols, together with several thousand bludgeons and other weapons.
  • (lb) Rank; post; station; standing.
  • *(Samuel Daniel) (1562-1619)
  • *:Father, since your fortune did attain / So high a stand , I mean not to descend.
  • (lb) A state of perplexity or embarrassment.
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  • A young tree, usually reserved when other trees are cut; also, a tree growing or standing upon its own root, in distinction from one produced from a scion set in a stock, either of the same or another kind of tree.
  • (lb) A weight of from two hundred and fifty to three hundred pounds, used in weighing pitch.
  • (Webster 1913)

    Derived terms

    (Terms derived from the noun "stand") * at a stand * bandstand * bicycle stand * blow this pop stand * clamp stand * coat stand * concessions stand * cruet stand * dish stand * grandstand * home stand * kickstand * music stand * one-night stand * outstanding * retort stand * ring stand * Sheffield stand * stable stand * standout * standpoint * standstill * take a firm stand * take a stand * take the stand * taxi stand * track stand * umbrella stand * upstanding * witness stand

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