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Definition of the noun carrier

What does carrier mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: carriers

  1. someone whose employment involves carrying something
    • example: the bonds were transmitted by carrier
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of carrier: bearer / toter
    • more generic words: traveler / traveller = a person who changes location
  2. a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something
    • example: refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: self-propelled vehicle = a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion
  3. a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings
  4. 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
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic terms: chemical / chemical substance = material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules
  5. a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
  6. a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
  7. a man who delivers the mail
  8. a boy who delivers newspapers
  9. (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
  10. a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic word: rack = framework for holding objects
    • more specific terms:
      • 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
      • ski rack = a carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle
  11. (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

Specialised definition of the noun carrier

Glossary of pesticide

solid formulant added to a technical material as an absorbent or diluent


Carrier is a town in Garfield County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 77 at the 2000 census.


  1. Carrier is a fictional character from the play Henry IV by William Shakespeare.
  2. Carrier is a fictional character from the 1937 film The Avenger.

There are other characters with in their name, like Mail carrier, James Carrier and Letter Carrier.


  1. "Carrier" is the fifth studio album by indie folk band The Dodos. It was released in August 2013 under Polyvinyl Record Co.
  2. "Carrier" is a musical album of Sully.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  3. "Carrier" is a musical single of Jowls.
  4. "Carrier" is a musical EP of Shipping News.
    • released on (14 years ago)
  5. "Carrier" is a musical album of Carrier.
  6. "Carrier" is a musical album of Golden Birds.


  1. "Carrier" is a book by Roch Carrier.
    • genre: Fiction
    • subject: Canada
  2. "Carrier" is a book by Keith Douglas.
  3. "Carrier" is a book by Virginia Robinson.


  1. "Carrier" is a survival horror video game for the Dreamcast, notable in part for being fully 3D - then still a rarity for survival horror games, which mostly displayed 3D characters over pre-rendered backgrounds. In Carrier, players assume the separate roles of an investigation team that was split up from a surprise attack.
    • also known as Carrier: If You Can Hear It... You're Already Dead!
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developers: Jaleco, Xicat Interactive
    • genres: Survival horror, Horror, Action game, Adventure game
    • publisher: Jaleco
    • released on (15 years ago)
  2. Carrier is a solitaire game from Victory Games depicting the fighting in the Solomon Islands during World War II between Allied and Japanese forces. The game was designed by Jon Southard and uses a solitaire system similar to his earlier game Tokyo Express. The player is in command of the Allied Task Force, mostly American, but occasionally having British Commonwealth elements, fighting to defeat the Japanese Navy. The game also has a reference to the 1980 movie The Final Countdown, where the USS Nimitz and its air group can fight as a less serious note.


  1. Carrier is a PBS documentary television series about the six-month deployment of the United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Nimitz in 2005 from the United States to the Middle East and back. There are ten Carrier episodes, and the series is supplemented by a 90-minute companion documentary film called Another Day in Paradise.
  2. Carrier is an open source instant messaging application which runs on many different operating systems, with packages for various Linux distributions and a Windows installer.
    • also known as Funpidgin
    • genre: Instant messaging
    • license: GNU General Public License
    • official website:
  3. Carrier is a family name.

Phrases with Carrier

Phrases starting with the word Carrier:

  1. carrier bag
  2. carrier wave
  3. Carrier Crabs
  4. carrier shell

Phrases ending with the word Carrier:

  1. T-Carrier
  2. air carrier
  3. Bag-Carrier
  4. car carrier
  5. hod carrier
  6. Ion Carrier
  7. ball carrier
  8. Bulk carrier
  9. Flag carrier
  10. Free Carrier
  11. mail carrier
  12. Child carrier
  13. Lathe Carrier
  14. spear carrier
  15. spear-carrier
  16. troop carrier

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Carrier

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Google previewToday's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles (2010)

by Jack Erjavec

The carrier is the output member and drives the sun gear of gearset number 2. Gearset number 2: The sun gear is the input and the ring gear is held. The carrier is the output member. Speed number 2 Less torque multiplication than speed ...

Google previewToday's Technician: Automatic Transmissions and Transaxles Classroom Manual and Shop Manual (2015)

by Jack Erjavec, Ken Pickerill

The carrier is the output member and drives the sun gear of gearset number 2. Gearset number 2: The sun gear is the input and the ring gear is held. The carrier is the output member. Speed number 2 Less torque multiplication than speed ...



A convalescent carrier is a person who has experienced an acute illness and recovered, yet continues to be infectious during...

Google previewMilitary Power of the People's Republic of China 2009 (2009)

Annual Report to Congress by the Office of the Secretary of Defense by Timothy Keating

carrier is a symbol of a country's overall national strength, as well as the competitiveness of the country's naval force.

Major General Qian Lihua, that “ having an aircraft carrier is the dream of any great military power,” and “the question is ...

Google previewManaging Time and Space in the Modern Warehouse (1997)

With Ready-to-use Forms, Checklist & Documentation by Ernst F. Bolten

Commission cannot collect its rates unless the carrier is a participant in those tariffs"; (Section 206(b)(3), amending par.

Google previewRisky Living (2009)

Interviews with the Brave Men and Women who Work the World's Most Dangerous Jobs by Tom Jones

The aircraft carrier is a phenomenal place. It's a home for six months, twelve months. It's a self-sufficient unit and it needs to resupply minimally. Its natural weapon is not the missiles that are shot; it's not the .50 caliber guns on the deck; it's not ...

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Introduce the words mail carrier, post office and mail truck. 3. Show the large envelope and highlight the address, stamp and return address on it. 4. Ask if the children have ever written or received a letter. 5. Talk about how a letter that a mail ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

task unit cubic capacity; common unit common-user logistics common-user land transportation aircraft carrier; carrier; curriculum vitae Core Vulnerability Assessment Management Program carrier battle group combat visual information ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the United States Navy (2011)

by Patricia M. Kearns

Auxiliary Aircraft Carrier (obsolete) ...

Google previewWebster's New World Telecom Dictionary (2008)

by Ray Horak

carrier system carding See phishing. carrier 1. A continuous signal, or waveform, at a certain frequency on a circuit, or within a certain frequency range, and that can be modulated to support an information-bearing signal. In other words, the ...

Google previewDictionary of International Trade (2005)

Handbook of the Global Trade Community Includes 21 Key Appendices by Edward G. Hinkelman

C-TPAT will build upon existing relationships with the transportation industry, to enlist voluntary carrier participation in the program and enhance the security " best practices" employed by carriers. Q: What carriers are eligible to participate in C- ...



carrier and the actual carrier shall, except as otherwise provided in this Convention, be subject to the rules ofthe Warsaw Convention, the former for the whole ofthe carriage contemplated in the agreement, the latter solely for the carriage which ...

Google previewComprehensive Dictionary of Electrical Engineering (1999)

by Phillip A. Laplante

carrier suppression amplifier in which microwave signals are fed to the radial slow wave structure. card a printed circuit board that can be plugged into a main board to enhance the functionality or memory of a computer. card cage mechanical ...

Google previewDictionary of Health Information Technology and Security (2007)

RPC RAT: Remote Access Trojan RAVEN: Resident Assessment Validation and Entry RBAC: Role-Based Access Control RBLEX: Regional Bell Local Exchange Carrier RC: Rivest Cipher RCP: Rich Client Platform RCS: Remote ...

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Quotes about Carrier

I just wrap my arms around the whole backfield and peel 'em one by one until I get to the ball carrier. Him I keep. (Big Daddy Lipscomb)
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Scrabble value of C3A1R1R1I1E1R1

The value of this 7-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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