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 (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.
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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