Convey definition

kən-vā
To serve as a medium of transmission for; transmit.

Wires that convey electricity.

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To make known; communicate in words, actions, appearance, etc.
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To take from one place to another; transport; carry.

A chimney conveys smoke to the outside.

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(law) To transfer ownership of or title to.
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To transfer, as property or title to property, from one person to another.
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To communicate or make known; impart.
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To communicate; to make known; to portray.

To convey an impression; to convey information.

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To take or carry from one place to another; transport.
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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.

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To take away secretly.
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To steal.
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To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.

Air conveys sound; words convey ideas.

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(law) To transfer legal rights (to).

He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.

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To serve as a channel or medium for; transmit.
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To transfer or deliver property or the title thereto or a property right by a deed or another written instrument other than a will.
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(archaic) To steal.
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Origin of convey

  • Middle English conveien from Old French conveier from Medieval Latin conviāre to escort Latin com- com- Latin via way wegh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Borrowing from Old French conveier (French convoyer), from Vulgar Latin convio, from Classical Latin via (“way”). Compare convoy.

    From Wiktionary