Webster 1913 Edition
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To carry from one place to another; to bear or transport.
conveythem by sea in floats.
1 Kings v. 9.
Conveyme to my bed, then to my grave.
To cause to pass from one place or person to another; to serve as a medium in carrying (anything) from one place or person to another; to transmit;
To transfer or deliver to another; to make over, as property; more strictly
(Law), to transfer (real estate) or pass (a title to real estate) by a sealed writing.
The Earl of Desmond . . . secretly
conveyedall his lands to feoffees in trust.
To impart or communicate;
conveyan impression; to
Men fill one another’s heads with noise and sound, but
conveynot thereby their thoughts.
To manage with privacy; to carry out.
I . . . will
conveythe business as I shall find means.
To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
Syn. – To carry; transport; bear; transmit; transfer.
To play the thief; to steal.
But as I am Crack, I will
convey, crossbite, and cheat upon Simplicius.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.To carry , bear or transport, either by land or water, or in air; as, to convey a letter or a package; to convey goods from England to France.
2.To pass or cause to pass; to transmit; as, to convey a right or an estate from father to son.
3.To transfer; to pass a title to any thing from one person to another, as by deed, assignment or otherwise; as, to convey lands by bargain and sale.
4.To cause to pass; to transmit; to carry, by any medium; as, air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
5.To manage; to carry on. [Not used.]
I will convey the business as I shall find means.
6.To impart; to communicate.
convey (third-person singular simple present conveys, present participle conveying, simple past and past participle conveyed)
- To transport; to carry; to take from one place to another.
- Convey me to my bed, then to my grave.
- Air conveys sound; words convey ideas.
- To communicate; to make known; to portray.
- to convey an impression; to convey information
- John Locke
- Men fill one another's heads with noise and sound, but convey not thereby their thoughts.
- (law) To transfer legal rights (to).
- He conveyed ownership of the company to his daughter.
- The Earl of Desmond […] secretly conveyed all his lands to feoffees in trust.
- (obsolete) To manage with privacy; to carry out.
- I […] will convey the business as I shall find means.
- (obsolete) To carry or take away secretly; to steal; to thieve.
to transfer legal rights