a charge made for carrying an account, usually computed as a percentage of the principal owed.
cost incurred while an asset is unproductive.
the opportunity cost of unproductive assets, such as goods stored in a warehouse
Interest charged on the balance owed when paying on an installment plan, as in What is the carrying charge for this credit card? The term denotes the amount charged for carrying the remaining debt. [ Late 1800s ]
The cost incurred when an asset is unproductive, as when aircraft are grounded during a strike, real estate cannot be developed owing to zoning laws, or similar circumstances. For example, The carrying charge for owning this building may send us into bankruptcy.
irresponsible, irritating, self-indulgent, or overwrought behavior: The baby-sitter was exhausted from the child’s noisy carrying-on. improper or immoral behavior. Historical Examples What’s all this we hear about your carrying-on this morning? Air Service Boys Flying for Victory Charles Amory Beach There was a newly-married couple in our car, and of course lots of us were […]
portage (def 3). Historical Examples According to their information, we should find their friends above and below the carrying-place. Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793 Alexander Mackenzie We then moved from the north end of the glades, and encamped at the carrying-place. […]
bottom land. noun (Scot) a riverside area of flat fertile alluvium
verb (intransitive) to take turns in driving fellow commuters to and from work or friends’ children to school and back, so as to avoid the unnecessary use of several underoccupied vehicles noun a group of people who carshare together