from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of carry out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
  • n. the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Others have recognized indications of sex magic: British authors Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe quote occult expert Bremna Agostini, who says that Saunière was carrying out a sex magic ritual known as the ‘Convocation of Venus’ in which Marie Dénarnaud and Emma Calvé participated.30

    The Templar Revelation

  • The two women stumbled upon the sight of Roman soldiers, six thousand men carrying out the mission of circling around the enemy and taking unobserved a ridge of the same mountain the women were climbing, Mount Camalatrum.

    The Spartacus War

  • Their task was to assist the secretary of state in carrying out his presidentially delegated authority and responsibilityfor the overall direction, coordination and supervision of interdepartmental activities of the United States Government overseas.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • NATO fighters have been carrying out airstrikes against Libyan military targets as part of a U.N.-mandated operation to protect civilians.

    Late night explosions rock Libyan capital

  • Professor Fals Borda had been carrying out research in Saucío for a decade, and had introduced various new ideas in the village as experiments in social change: a new school building, a sewing cooperative, a cooperative store, and two important agricultural innovations: the vaccination of chickens against cholera and a new potato variety, Papas Monserrate.

    Diffusion of Innovations

  • That organization, founded by the Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell after he had walked on the moon, is dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research into the potential of consciousness.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • Dr. Proske, for the purpose of carrying out the latter's ideas for the reform of ecclesiastical music.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The merit of finally carrying out this policy and of turning the small and far from cultured state into a strong instrument for political and military aggression belongs to the Great Elector,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The EAF provides guidance in carrying out the country analysis relevant to this lending situation.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • Now, scientists are carrying out systematic searches to find natural substances in the forests and the oceans that will further enrich the pharmacopeia.

    Alcohol and The Addictive Brain


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.