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car·ri·er

 (kăr′ē-ər)
n.
1. One that transports or conveys: baggage carriers; a message carrier.
2. One, such as a person, business, or organization, that deals in the transport of passengers or goods.
3. A mechanism or device by which something is conveyed or conducted.
4. Medicine A person or animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others.
5. Genetics An individual that carries one gene for a particular recessive trait. A carrier does not express the trait but, when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do.
6. Physics A boson, especially a gauge boson, that conveys a force or mediates an interaction between subatomic particles.
7. Electronics
a. A carrier wave.
b. A charge-carrying entity, especially an electron or a hole in a semiconductor.
8. An aircraft carrier.
9. An insurance or underwriting organization.
10. A telecommunications company.

Carrier

(ˈkærɪə)
n
(Peoples) a member of an Athapaskan Native North American people of British Columbia

carrier

(ˈkærɪə)
n
1. a person, thing, or organization employed to carry goods, passengers, etc
2. (Mechanical Engineering) a mechanism by which something is carried or moved, such as a device for transmitting rotation from the faceplate of a lathe to the workpiece
3. (Pathology) pathol another name for vector3
4. (Pathology) pathol a person or animal that, without having any symptoms of a disease, is capable of transmitting it to others
5. (General Physics) physics Also called: charge carrier an electron, ion, or hole that carries the charge in a conductor or semiconductor
6. (Electronics) short for carrier wave
7. (Chemistry) chem
a. the inert solid on which a dyestuff is adsorbed in forming a lake
b. a substance, such as kieselguhr or asbestos, used to support a catalyst
c. an inactive substance containing a radioisotope used in radioactive tracing
d. an inert gas used to transport the sample through a gas-chromatography column
e. a catalyst that effects the transfer of an atom or group from one molecule to another
8. (Military) See aircraft carrier
9. (Breeds) a breed of domestic fancy pigeon having a large walnut-shaped wattle over the beak; a distinct variety of pigeon from the homing or carrier pigeon. See also carrier pigeon
10. (Automotive Engineering) a US name for roof rack

car•ri•er

(ˈkær i ər)

n.
1. a person or thing that carries.
2. a postal employee who delivers or collects mail.
3. a person who delivers newspapers or magazines.
4.
a. an individual or company engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
5. an underwriter or insurer.
6. a frame attached to a vehicle for carrying luggage or skis.
8. an individual harboring specific pathogenic organisms who, though often immune to the agent harbored, may transmit the agent to others.
9.
a. an individual with an unexpressed recessive genetic trait.
b. the bearer of a defective gene.
10. Also called car′rier wave`. the radio wave whose amplitude, frequency, or phase is to be varied or modulated to transmit a signal.
11. a mechanism by which something is carried or moved.
12. Chem.
a. a catalytic agent responsible for the transfer of an element or molecule from one compound to another.
b. a usu. inactive substance that serves as a vehicle for an active substance.
[1350–1400]

car·ri·er

(kăr′ē-ər)
1. A person or animal that serves as a host for a disease-causing organism and can transmit it to others, but does not have symptoms of the disease. Mosquitoes are carriers of malaria, for example.
2. An organism that carries a gene for a trait but does not show the trait itself. Carriers can produce offspring that express the trait by mating with another carrier of the same gene.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carrier - someone whose employment involves carrying somethingcarrier - someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
2.carrier - a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
self-propelled vehicle - a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
3.carrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landingscarrier - a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
arrester, arrester hook - a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
flight deck, landing deck - the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway
combat ship, war vessel, warship - a government ship that is available for waging war
4.carrier - 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
chemical, chemical substance - material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
5.carrier - a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
line - a commercial organization serving as a common carrier
business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern - a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern"
6.carrier - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
7.carrier - a man who delivers the mailcarrier - a man who delivers the mail    
delivery boy, deliveryman, deliverer - someone employed to make deliveries
8.carrier - a boy who delivers newspaperscarrier - a boy who delivers newspapers  
delivery boy, deliveryman, deliverer - someone employed to make deliveries
9.carrier - (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
transmitter, vector - any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"
immune - a person who is immune to a particular infection
10.carrier - a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
bomb rack - a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs
luggage carrier - carrier (as behind a bicycle seat) for luggage
luggage rack, roof rack - carrier for holding luggage above the seats of a train or on top of a car
rack - framework for holding objects
ski rack - a carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle
11.carrier - (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
organism, being - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

carrier

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
Translations
bacilonosičdopravcenosičnosný signálpřepravce
kantajakantoaalto

carrier

[ˈkærɪəʳ]
A. N
1. (Comm) (= person) → transportista mf; (= company) → empresa f de transportes
2. (= airline) → aerotransportista m, aerolínea f
3. (Med) [of disease] → portador(a) m/f
4. (also aircraft carrier) → portaaviones m inv (also troop carrier) (Aer) → avión m de transporte de tropas (Naut) (= troopship) → barco m de transporte de tropas
5. (= basket etc) → portaequipajes m inv; (on cycle) → cesta f
6. (Brit) (also carrier bag) → bolsa f (de papel or plástico)
B. CPD carrier bag Nbolsa f (de papel or plástico)
carrier pigeon Npaloma f mensajera

carrier

[ˈkæriər] n
[goods] → transporteur m, camionneur m
[disease] → porteur/euse m/f
(also aircraft carrier) → porte-avions m inv
(= airline) → compagnie f aériennecarrier bag n (British) (plastic)sac m en plastique, sac m en papiercarrier pigeon npigeon m voyageur

carrier

n
(= goods haulier)Spediteur m, → Transportunternehmer m; (= passenger airline)Fluggesellschaft f
(of disease)Überträger m
(= aircraft carrier)Flugzeugträger m; (= troop carrier)Transportflugzeug nt/-schiff nt
(= luggage rack)Gepäckträger m
(Brit: also carrier bag) → Tragetasche f, → Tragetüte f
(also carrier pigeon)Brieftaube f; by carrier (pigeon)mit der Taubenpost
(Chem) → Träger (→ substanz f) m; (= catalyst)Katalysator m

carrier

[ˈkærɪəʳ] n
a. (of goods, person) → corriere m; (company) → impresa di trasporti, vettore m
by carrier → per corriere
b. (Med) (of disease) → portatore/trice
c. (aircraft carrier) → portaerei f inv

car·ri·er

n. portador, agente transmisor.
1. una persona o animal que lleva oculto temporalmente un agente patógeno específico al que es inmune, y se convierte en un foco potencial de esa infección a otros;
2. un agente genético que puede convertirse en un foco de infección;
___ stateestado portador;
latent ______ latente;
manifesting ______ manifestado;
passive ______ pasivo.

carrier

n portador -ra mf; asymptomatic — portador asintomático; hepatitis B carrier..portador de hepatitis B.
References in classic literature ?
Oh Mother Nature, give thy children the true poetry of heart that hid itself in this poor Carrier's breast--he was but a Carrier by the way--and we can bear to have them talking prose, and leading lives of prose; and bear to bless thee for their company!
It was pleasant to see Dot, with her little figure, and her baby in her arms: a very doll of a baby: glancing with a coquettish thoughtfulness at the fire, and inclining her delicate little head just enough on one side to let it rest in an odd, half-natural, half-affected, wholly nestling and agreeable manner, on the great rugged figure of the Carrier.
The carrier gave no heed to these words (and he would have done better to heed them if he had been heedful of his health), but seizing it by the straps flung the armour some distance from him.
Shortly after this, another, not knowing what had happened (for the carrier still lay senseless), came with the same object of giving water to his mules, and was proceeding to remove the armour in order to clear the trough, when Don Quixote, without uttering a word or imploring aid from anyone, once more dropped his buckler and once more lifted his lance, and without actually breaking the second carrier's head into pieces, made more than three of it, for he laid it open in four.
At last it was conveyed to the carrier's, at whose house at Finchley Kit was to find it next day; and the box being gone, there remained but two questions for consideration: firstly, whether the carrier would lose, or dishonestly feign to lose, the box upon the road; secondly, whether Kit's mother perfectly understood how to take care of herself in the absence of her son.
Very similar is his reference to seasons through what happens or is done in that season: `when the House- carrier, fleeing the Pleiades, climbs up the plants from the earth', is the season for harvesting; or `when the artichoke flowers and the clicking grass-hopper, seated in a tree, pours down his shrill song', is the time for rest.
An attendant closed the lid, which locked with a little click, and the carrier continued its slow way.
But too much shot had been put on the carrier, and she was exhausted before the shore was reached.
Compare the English carrier and the short-faced tumbler, and see the wonderful difference in their beaks, entailing corresponding differences in their skulls.
I am glad to recollect that when the carrier began to move, my mother ran out at the gate, and called to him to stop, that she might kiss me once more.
Th' innicent's fond on you," observed the carrier, thinking that David was probably an amiable brother, and wishing to pay him a compliment.
They may prefer a system which would give unlimited scope to all nations to be the carriers as well as the purchasers of their commodities.