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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!
Meanwhile one of the carriers who were in the inn thought fit to water his team, and it was necessary to remove Don Quixote's armour as it lay on the trough; but he seeing the other approach hailed him in a loud voice, "O thou, whoever thou art, rash knight that comest to lay hands on the armour of the most valorous errant that ever girt on sword, have a care what thou dost; touch it not unless thou wouldst lay down thy life as the penalty of thy rashness." 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.
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.
He struggled hard, and suffered much, for some time; but, having a contented disposition, and a good purpose, succeeded in the end; and, from being a farmer's drudge, and a carrier's lad, he is now the merriest young grazier in all Northamptonshire.
She set out walking again; but this day she was fortunate, for she was soon overtaken by a carrier's cart which carried her to Hinckley, and by the help of a return chaise, with a drunken postilion--who frightened her by driving like Jehu the son of Nimshi, and shouting hilarious remarks at her, twisting himself backwards on his saddle--she was before night in the heart of woody Warwickshire: but still almost a hundred miles from Windsor, they told her.
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.
She went through Stourcastle without pausing, and onward to a junction of highways, where she could await a carrier's van that ran to the south-west; for the railways which engirdled this interior tract of country had never yet struck across it.
An attendant closed the lid, which locked with a little click, and the carrier continued its slow way.
A proper carrier. I doubt if I've ever seen a finer specimen.
Compare the English carrier and the short-faced tumbler, and see the wonderful difference in their beaks, entailing corresponding differences in their skulls.
We were to go in a carrier's cart, which departed in the morning after breakfast.
"Well, well, we won't send him out o' reach o' the carrier's cart, if other things fit in," said Mr.