Definitions for Carrierˈkær i ər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
car•ri•erˈkær i ər(n.)
a person or thing that carries.
a postal employee who delivers or collects mail.
a person who delivers newspapers or magazines.
an individual or company engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
Ref: common carrier.
an underwriter or insurer.
a frame attached to a vehicle for carrying luggage or skis.
Ref: aircraft carrier.
an individual harboring specific pathogenic organisms who, though often immune to the agent harbored, may transmit the agent to others.
an individual with an unexpressed recessive genetic trait. the bearer of a defective gene.
Also called car′rier wave`. the radio wave whose amplitude, frequency, or phase is to be varied or modulated to transmit a signal.
Category: Radio and Television
a mechanism by which something is carried or moved.
Chem. a catalytic agent responsible for the transfer of an element or molecule from one compound to another. a usu. inactive substance that serves as a vehicle for an active substance.
Origin of carrier:
carrier, bearer, toter(noun)
someone whose employment involves carrying something
"the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
"refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier(noun)
a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
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
carrier, common carrier(noun)
a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
carrier wave, carrier(noun)
a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier(noun)
a man who delivers the mail
a boy who delivers newspapers
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
a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
(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
A person or object that carries someone or something else.
A carrier pigeon, a newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer.
An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos").
A company in the business of shipping freight.
A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
An inert material added to an active ingredient to aid in the application and/or the effectiveness of active ingredient.
A certified airline.
A Northern Athabaskan language spoken in Canada. Sometimes considered to be three separate languages; Southern Carrier, Northern Carrier and Central Carrier
one who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger
one who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster
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
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.
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