"carrier" in the noun sense
1. carrier, bearer, toter
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"
3. aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier
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
5. carrier, common carrier
a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
6. carrier wave, carrier
a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
7. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier
a man who delivers the mail
8. carrier, newsboy
a boy who delivers newspapers
9. carrier, immune carrier
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
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