from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of carry.
  • n. transportation

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or business of transporting from one place to another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Bearing; conveying; supporting: as, the carrying capacity of a vessel.
  • Requiring or necessitating portage.
  • n. The act of bearing or conveying; the business of transportation.


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