- The definition of convey is to transport or communicate something.
- An example of convey is to send a package across the country.
- An example of convey is to present a speech that addresses the importance of health care reform.
- to take from one place to another; transport; carry: a chimney conveys smoke to the outside
- to serve as a channel or medium for; transmit
- to make known; communicate in words, actions, appearance, etc.
- to transfer, as property or title to property, from one person to another
- to take away secretly
- to steal
Origin of conveyMiddle English conveien ; from Anglo-French conveier (OFr convoier), to escort, convoy ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form conviare, to accompany on the way ; from Classical Latin com-, together + via, way: see via
transitive verbcon·veyed, con·vey·ing, con·veys
- To take or carry from one place to another; transport. See Synonyms at carry.
- To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit: wires that convey electricity.
- To communicate or make known; impart: “a look intended to convey sympathetic comprehension” (Saki).
- Law To transfer ownership of or title to.
- Archaic To steal.
Origin of conveyMiddle English conveien, from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre, to escort : Latin com-, com- + Latin via, way; see wegh- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present conveys, present participle conveying, simple past and past participle conveyed)
convey - Legal Definition
To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.