- 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.
The definition of convey is to transport or communicate something.
- 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.
convey carry bear 1transport transmit
These verbs refer to movement from one place to another. Convey often implies continuous, regular movement or flow: Pipelines convey water. The word also means to serve as a medium for delivery or transmission: A fleet of trucks will convey the produce to the market. Carry often means to support something while moving: The train carries baggage, mail, and passengers. The term can also refer to conveyance through a channel or medium: Nerve cells carry and receive nervous impulses. Bear strongly suggests the effort of supporting an important burden: The envoy bore the sad news. Transport is largely limited to the movement over a considerable distance: Huge tankers are used to transport oil. Transmit refers to passing along, sending, or communicating something: Please transmit the stock certificates by special messenger. The word also means to serve as a medium for the movement of physical phenomena such as light, electricity, or sound: “The motion is transmitted from particle to particle, to a great distance” (Thomas H. Huxley).
(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.