Hyphenation for “carry”

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What is the correct hyphenation for “carry”? The purpose of hyphenation is to separate a word such as "carry" because otherwise it would be too long and would no longer fit on one line. This separation not only saves space it improves the visually flow of the text. This word separation exists in most languages. In English, the word separation of “carry” is based on the speech syllables. The separating syllable in linguistics is therefore the smallest group of sounds in the natural flow of speech. As a separator, the classic hyphen is usually used: „carry“ ⟶ „car-ry“.

Hyphens are occasionally used to denote syllabification, as in syl-la-bi-fi-ca-tion. Various British and North American dictionaries use an interpunct, sometimes called a "middle dot" or "hyphenation point", for this purpose, as in syl·la·bi·fi·ca·tion. This allows the hyphen to be reserved only for places where a hard hyphen is intended (for example, self-con·scious, un·self-con·scious, long-stand·ing). Similarly, hyphens may be used to indicate how a word is being or should be spelled. For example, W-O-R-D spells "word".

Definitions of "carry"

carry >> /ˈkɛri/

Definition: [transitive verb] Support and move (someone or something) from one place to another.
Example: medics were carrying a wounded man on a stretcher

Synonyms of "carry"

convey | transfer | move | take | bring | bear | shift | switch | fetch | transport |

Definition: [transitive verb] Support the weight of.
Example: the bridge is capable of carrying even the heaviest loads

Synonyms of "carry"

support | sustain | stand | prop up | shore up | bolster | underpin | buttress |

Definition: [transitive verb] (of a sound, ball, missile, etc.) reach a certain point.
Example: his voice carried clearly across the room

Synonyms of "carry"

be audible | travel | reach | be transmitted |

Definition: [transitive verb] Assume or accept (responsibility or blame)
Example: they must carry the responsibility for the mess they have gotten the company into

Synonyms of "carry"

undertake | accept | assume | bear | shoulder | support | sustain |

Definition: [transitive verb] Have as a feature or consequence.
Example: being a combat sport, karate carries with it the risk of injury

Synonyms of "carry"

entail | involve | lead to | result in | occasion | have as a consequence | have |

Definition: [transitive verb] Approve (a proposed measure) by a majority of votes.
Example: the resolution was carried by a two-to-one majority

Synonyms of "carry"

approve | vote for | accept | endorse | ratify | authorize | mandate | support | back | uphold |

Definition: [transitive verb] Transfer (a figure) to an adjacent column during an arithmetical operation (e.g., when a column of digits adds up to more than ten).
Example: If ever you get a sum bigger than 10, then write down the units digit of the sum and remember to carry anything over into your next pair to add.

Definition: [noun] An act of lifting and transporting something from one place to another.
Example: we did a carry of equipment from the camp

Definition: [noun] The range of a gun or similar weapon.

Definition: [noun] The maintenance of an investment position in a securities market, especially with regard to the costs or profits accruing.
Example: if other short-term interest rates are higher than the current yield, the bond is said to involve a negative carry

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