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Definitions of carrier

  1. a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. a boy who delivers newspapers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One who carries; a variety of the pigeon. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. One who or that which carries. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. One who conveys goods; a messeuger; a species of pigeon trained to convey letters tied to its neck. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. See carry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  15. One who; to carry away, in naval language, to break a spar; to part a rope; to carry off, to kill; to bear away; to carry on, to promote; to help forward; to carry out, fully to accomplish; to put into execution; to carry through, to succeed by perseverance; carrier-pigeon, a variety of the pigeon employed for carrying letters. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for carrier

  1. It was the letter- carrier – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  2. My name is Adolph Carrier and I have been in London three months. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr