WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•vey /kənˈveɪ/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to take from one place to another;
    transport:They conveyed the cargo to the battlefront.
  2. to communicate;
    make known:to convey a message.
  3. to lead or conduct, such as a channel or medium;
    transmit:to convey electric power from a generating station.
con•vey•a•ble, adj. 
con•vey•or, con•vey•er, n. [countable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
con•vey  (kən vā),USA pronunciation v.t. 
  1. to carry, bring, or take from one place to another;
  2. to communicate;
    make known:to convey a wish.
  3. to lead or conduct, as a channel or medium;
  4. Lawto transfer;
    pass the title to.
  5. [Archaic.]steal;
  6. [Obs.]to take away secretly.
con•veya•ble, adj. 
  • Vulgar Latin *conviāre, equivalent. to con- con- + -viāre, derivative of via way; see via
  • Anglo-French conveier
  • Middle English conveyen 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged move. See  carry. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

convey /kənˈveɪ/ vb (transitive)
  1. to take, carry, or transport from one place to another
  2. to communicate (a message, information, etc)
  3. (of a channel, path, etc) to conduct, transmit, or transfer
  4. to transmit or transfer (the title to property)
  5. archaic to steal
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French conveier, from Medieval Latin conviāre to escort, from Latin com- with + via way

conˈveyable adj

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