Definitions for Carrierˈkær i ər

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  1. carrier, bearer, toter(noun)

    someone whose employment involves carrying something

    "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

  2. carrier(noun)

    a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

    "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

  3. aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier(noun)

    a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings

  4. carrier(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

  5. carrier, common carrier(noun)

    a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

  6. carrier wave, carrier(noun)

    a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

  7. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier(noun)

    a man who delivers the mail

  8. carrier, newsboy(noun)

    a boy who delivers newspapers

  9. carrier, immune carrier(noun)

    (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

  10. carrier(noun)

    a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like

  11. carrier(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

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. carrier(Noun)

    A person or object that carries someone or something else.

  2. carrier(Noun)

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

  3. carrier(Noun)

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

  4. carrier(Noun)

    A company in the business of shipping freight.

  5. carrier(Noun)

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

  6. carrier(Noun)

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

  7. carrier(Noun)

    A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.

  8. carrier(Noun)

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

  9. carrier(Noun)

    A certified airline.

  10. Carrier(ProperNoun)

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

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Carrier(noun)

    one who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger

  2. Carrier(noun)

    one who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster

  3. Carrier(noun)

    that which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel

  4. Origin: [From Carry.]

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  1. Carrier

    Carrier is a survival horror video game for the Dreamcast, notable in part for being fully 3D - then still a rarity for survival horror games, which mostly displayed 3D characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. In Carrier, players assume the separate roles of an investigation team that was split up from a surprise attack. A cancelled sequel for the PlayStation 2 titled Carrier: The Next Mutation was once planned for release.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Carrier' in Nouns Frequency: #1907


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  • превозвач, преносител, носачBulgarian
  • portador, portadoraCatalan, Valencian
  • nosič, dopravce, nosný signál, bacilonosičCzech
  • Überträger, Karrier, Trägersignal, Träger, Brieftaube, Carrier, Carriertaube, Karriertaube, FrachtunternehmenGerman
  • μεταφορέας, κομιστής, φορέαςGreek
  • compañía de transportes, portadora, portador, empresa de transportes, transportistaSpanish
  • kuljetusväline, kantaja, kuljetustoimisto, kantoaalto, taudinkantaja, tukialus, kuljetusyritysFinnish
  • pigeon voyageur, transporteurFrench
  • neach-giùlainScottish Gaelic
  • נשאית, נשאHebrew
  • მატარებელიGeorgian
  • باربه‌رKurdish
  • амал, пренесувач, носач, преносител, превозник, шпедитерMacedonian
  • drager, postduifDutch
  • nośnik, nosicielka, nosicielPolish
  • semnal purtătorRomanian
  • переносчик, носительница, перевозчик, носильщик, носитель, почтовый голубьRussian
  • mchukuziSwahili

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