Definition of Carrier

1. Noun. Someone whose employment involves carrying something. "The bonds were transmitted by carrier"

Exact synonyms: Bearer, Toter
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller
Derivative terms: Bear, Carry, Tote

2. Noun. A self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something. "Refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
Generic synonyms: Self-propelled Vehicle
Derivative terms: Carry

3. Noun. A large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings.

4. Noun. An inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction.
Generic synonyms: Chemical, Chemical Substance

5. Noun. A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages.
Exact synonyms: Common Carrier
Specialized synonyms: Line
Generic synonyms: Business, Business Concern, Business Organisation, Business Organization, Concern
Derivative terms: Carry

6. Noun. A radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal.
Exact synonyms: Carrier Wave
Generic synonyms: Radio Emission, Radio Radiation, Radio Wave
Derivative terms: Carry

7. Noun. A man who delivers the mail.

8. Noun. A boy who delivers newspapers.
Exact synonyms: Newsboy
Generic synonyms: Deliverer, Delivery Boy, Deliveryman

9. Noun. (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others.
Exact synonyms: Immune Carrier
Category relationships: Medical Specialty, Medicine
Generic synonyms: Transmitter, Vector, Immune
Specialized synonyms: Mallon, Mary Mallon, Typhoid Mary
Derivative terms: Carry

10. Noun. A rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like.
Specialized synonyms: Bomb Rack, Luggage Carrier, Luggage Rack, Roof Rack, Ski Rack
Generic synonyms: Rack
Derivative terms: Carry

11. Noun. (genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele; the associated trait is not apparent but can be passed on to offspring.
Generic synonyms: Being, Organism
Category relationships: Genetic Science, Genetics

Definition of Carrier

1. n. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.

Definition of Carrier

1. Proper noun. A Northern Athabaskan language spoken in Canada. Sometimes considered to be three separate languages; Southern Carrier, Northern Carrier and Central Carrier ¹

2. Noun. A person or object that carries someone or something else. ¹

3. Noun. A carrier pigeon, a newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer. ¹

4. Noun. An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos"). ¹

5. Noun. A company in the business of shipping freight. ¹

6. Noun. A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease. ¹

7. Noun. A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information. ¹

8. Noun. A mobile network operator; wireless carrier. ¹

9. Noun. An inert material added to an active ingredient to aid in the application and/or the effectiveness of active ingredient. ¹

10. Noun. A certified airline. ¹

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Definition of Carrier

1. one that carries [n -S] - See also: carries

Medical Definition of Carrier

1. 1. An individual who does not display the symptoms of a disease, but harbors the pathogen which causes it, or has the gene (or genes) for it, and can transmit the disease to others either through interacting with other individuals, or by passing the disease-causing gene (or genes) to offspring. 2. A substance which transports things, such as a carrier protein. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Carrier

carrick bend
carrick bends
carrick bitt
carried away
carried out
carried the message to Garcia
carrier (current term)
carrier bag
carrier bags
carrier cell
carrier electrophoresis
carrier pigeon
carrier pigeons
carrier protein
carrier proteins
carrier screening
carrier shell
carrier state
carrier strain

Literary usage of Carrier

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactionsby European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical by European Orthodontic Society, Ossianic Society, North of England Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society, University of Glasgow Oriental Society, Wentworth Historical Society, American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Homoeopathic Medical Society of t (1869)
"646 1941 Capacitors and Traps for Rural Line carrier, Coupling. ... 1378 1944 Capacitors for carrier Telephone Systems, Mica. Christopher, Kater. ..."

2. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1920)
"The bills of lading sued on contained a clause relieving the carrier from liability for damages arising from— "any latent defect in bull. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1911)
"lost by a connecting carrier to whom they had been safely delivered. Though received for a point beyond its own line, and for a point on the line of a ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1904)
"1794] The impeachment of carrier prisoners of the Terror had been forced on them by the necessity of keeping the power out of the hands of the old ..."

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