American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take or carry from one place to another; transport.
- v. To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit: wires that convey electricity.
- v. To communicate or make known; impart: "a look intended to convey sympathetic comprehension” ( Saki).
- v. Law To transfer ownership of or title to.
- v. Archaic To steal.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To carry, bear, or transport.
- To transmit; communicato by transmission; carry or pass along, as to a destination.
- In law, to transfer; pass the title to by deed, assignment, or otherwise: as, to convey lands to a purchaser by bargain and sale.
- To transmit; contain and carry; carry as a medium of transmission: as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
- To impart; communicate through some medium of transmission.
- To steal; lift; purloin.
- To manage; carry on; conduct.
- To trace; derive.
- To steal.
- n. A conveyance or transfer.
- n. An escort; a convoy.
- v. To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
- v. To communicate; to make known; to portray.
- v. law To transfer legal rights (to).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.
- v. To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit.
- v. To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly (Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.
- v. To impart or communicate.
- v. obsolete To manage with privacy; to carry out.
- v. obsolete To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
- v. obsolete To accompany; to convoy.
- v. Cant To play the thief; to steal.
- v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
- v. serve as a means for expressing something
- v. transfer to another
- v. make known; pass on, of information
- v. transmit a title or property
- v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
- v. go or come after and bring or take back
- Old French conveier (French convoyer), from Vulgar Latin convio, from via ("way"). Compare convoy. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English conveien, from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre, to escort : Latin com-, com- + via, way. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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