HyperDic: carrier

English > 11 senses of the word carrier:
NOUNperson carrier, bearer, totersomeone whose employment involves carrying something
artifactcarriera self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed / designed specifically to carry something
artifactcarrier, aircraft carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carriera large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
substancecarrieran inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction
groupcarrier, common carriera person or firm in the business of transporting / transporting people or goods or messages
phenomenoncarrier, carrier wavea radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
person carrier, mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carriera man who delivers the mail / mail
person carrier, newsboya boy who delivers newspapers
person 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
artifactcarriera rack attached to a vehicle
animalcarrier(genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele
carrier > pronunciation
Soundskae'riyer; keh'riyer
Rhymesanterior ... worrier: 48 rhymes with iyer...
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone whose employment involves carrying something.
Example"the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
Synonymsbearer, toter
Broadertraveler, travellerA person who changes location
Spanishdistribuidor, mensajero, portador, porteador, recadero, repartidor, toter, transportista
Catalanportador, toter, transportista
Verbscarrymove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed / designed specifically to carry something.
Example"refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
Broaderself-propelled vehicleA wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
Spanishcarro
Verbscarrymove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningA large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings.
Synonymsaircraft carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier
Partsarrester, arrester hookA restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier
flight deck, landing deckThe upper deck of an aircraft carrier
Broaderwarship, war vessel, combat shipA government ship that is available for waging war
Spanishportaaviones
Catalanportaavions
Verbscarrymove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 4, substance
MeaningAn inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction.
Broaderchemical, chemical substanceMaterial produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
Spanishportador
Catalanportador
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA person or firm in the business of transporting / transporting people or goods or messages.
Synonymcommon carrier
NarrowerlineA commercial organization serving as a common carrier
Broaderbusiness, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisationA commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
Spanishempresa de transportes
Catalanempresa de transports
Verbscarrymove while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 6, phenomenon
MeaningA radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal.
Synonymcarrier wave
Broaderradio wave, radio emission, radio radiationAn electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
Spanishportadora, portador
Catalanona portadora, portadora, portador
Verbscarrytransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningA man who delivers the mail / mail.
Synonymsmailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier
Broaderdeliveryman, delivery boy, deliverersomeone employed to make deliveries
Spanishcartero, correo
Catalancarter, correu
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningA boy who delivers newspapers.
Synonymnewsboy
Broaderdeliveryman, delivery boy, deliverersomeone employed to make deliveries
Spanishrepartidor de periódicos
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 9, person
Meaning(medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others.
Synonymimmune carrier
Categorymedicine, medical specialtyThe branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
InstancesMallon, Mary Mallon, Typhoid MaryUnited States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)
BroaderimmuneA person who is immune to a particular infection
vector, transmitterAny agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease
Spanishportadora, portador
Catalanportadora, portador
Verbscarryhave as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 10, artifact
MeaningA rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like.
Narrowerbomb rackA device on an aircraft for carrying bombs
luggage carriercarrier (as behind a bicycle seat) for luggage
luggage rack, roof rackcarrier for holding luggage above the seats of a train or on top of a car
ski rackA carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle
Broaderrackframework for holding objects
Spanishportaequipajes
Catalanportaequipatges
Verbscarrybear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of
English > carrier: 11 senses > noun 11, animal
Meaning(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.
Categorygenetics, genetic scienceThe branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
Broaderorganism, beingA living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

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