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    carrier - Dictionary definition and meaning for word carrier

    Definition
    (noun) someone whose employment involves carrying something
    Synonyms : bearer , toter
    Example Sentence
    • the bonds were transmitted by carrier
    Definition
    (noun) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    Example Sentence
    • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business
    Definition
    (noun) a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
    Synonyms : common carrier
    Definition
    (noun) a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
    Synonyms : carrier wave
    Definition
    (noun) a man who delivers the mail Definition
    (noun) a boy who delivers newspapers
    Synonyms : newsboy
    Definition
    (noun) (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
    Synonyms : immune carrier
    Definition
    (noun) a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like Definition
    (noun) (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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