Definition of convey
2a : to bear from one place to another; especially : to move in a continuous stream or massb : to impart or communicate by statement, suggestion, gesture, or appearance struggling to convey his feelingsc (1) archaic : steal (2) obsolete : to carry away secretlyd : to transfer or deliver (something, such as property) to another especially by a sealed writinge : to cause to pass from one place or person to another convey a message
Examples of convey in a Sentence
To convey sympathy to a bereaved parent by telephone struck him as maladroit … —P. D. James, The Private Patient, 2008
… he conveys so much kindliness and benign authority that he is probably forgiven each time he directs a tuna-fish shopper into the thick of the English muffins. —Susan Orlean, New Yorker, 22 June 1992
Robyn was well aware that clothes do not merely serve the practical purpose of covering our bodies, but also convey messages about who we are, what we are doing, and how we feel. —David Lodge, Nice Work, 1990
… please convey to Mr. & Mrs. Langdon my love &respectful duty. —Mark Twain, 28 Nov. 1868, in Mark Twain's Letters, 1990
The singer was conveyed from her hotel to the airport by limousine.
They conveyed the goods by ship.
The pipes convey water to the fields.
The message conveyed a sense of urgency.
He conveyed the estate to his son.
Recent Examples of convey from the Web
The delegation of bankers and politicians aimed to convey to Congress that, without amendments, the draft regulations would damage their economy and even the overall stability of the country.
The U.S. dropped leaflets warning the forces to leave the area and American military officials said the same message was conveyed in recent calls with Russian commanders.
But the administration has also struggled to get on the same page, or to convey a structured policy.
That experience gives Thompson a point of reference and a wealth of knowledge to convey to his team this week as the Tigers await their seeding.
Instead, Tóibín focuses his energy on conveying the characters’ emotions with blistering — and believable — intensity.
The State Department’s decision was conveyed in an email Thursday to the private agencies in countries around the world that help refugees manage the nearly two-year application process needed to enter the United States.
Ms. Bergstein wanted a setting that conveyed the grandeur that Catskill resorts were known for in the middle of the last century, and the Mountain Lake Lodge certainly did that.
But forecasts still come with a margin of error, conveyed as a percentage of probability, that usually gets overlooked with the focus on the cone of uncertainty.
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Origin and Etymology of convey
Middle English, from Anglo-French conveer to accompany, escort, from Vulgar Latin *conviare, from Latin com- + via way — more at way
First Known Use: 14th century
CONVEY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of convey for English Language Learners
: to take or carry (someone or something) from one place to another
: to make (something) known to someone
law : to change the ownership of (property) from one person to another
CONVEY Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of convey
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