Dictionary Results for carrier


1. carrier - noun

· someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

Synonym(s): bearer, toter

Hypernym(s): traveler, traveller




2. carrier - noun

· a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

Hypernym(s): self-propelled_vehicle




3. carrier - noun

· a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings

Synonym(s): aircraft_carrier, flattop, attack_aircraft_carrier

Hypernym(s): warship, war_vessel, combat_ship




4. carrier - 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

Hypernym(s): chemical, chemical_substance




5. carrier - noun

· a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

Synonym(s): common_carrier

Hypernym(s): business, concern, business_concern, business_organization, business_organisation




6. carrier - noun

· a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

Synonym(s): carrier_wave

Hypernym(s): radio_wave, radio_emission, radio_radiation




7. carrier - noun

· a man who delivers the mail

Synonym(s): mailman, postman, mail_carrier, letter_carrier

Hypernym(s): deliveryman, delivery_boy, deliverer




8. carrier - noun

· a boy who delivers newspapers

Synonym(s): newsboy

Hypernym(s): deliveryman, delivery_boy, deliverer




9. carrier - noun

· (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

Synonym(s): immune_carrier

Hypernym(s): immune, vector, transmitter




10. carrier - noun

· a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like

Hypernym(s): rack




11. carrier - 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

Hypernym(s): organism, being





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