1. [ noun ] someone whose employment involves carrying something
Synonyms: bearer toter

"the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

Related terms: traveler lug
2. [ noun ] (transportation) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

"refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

Related terms: vehicle self-propelled_vehicle transport
3. [ noun ] (nautical,military,transportation) a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings
Synonyms: aircraft_carrier attack_aircraft_carrier flattop
Related terms: warship arrester flight_deck transport
4. [ noun ] (chemistry) 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
Related terms: chemical
5. [ noun ] (transportation,business) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
Synonyms: common_carrier
Related terms: business line transport
6. [ noun ] (work) a man who delivers the mail
Synonyms: mailman letter_carrier mail_carrier postman
Related terms: deliveryman
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1952
8. [ noun ] (physics) a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
Synonyms: carrier_wave
Related terms: radio_wave conduct
9. [ noun ] (immunology) a person who has some pathogen to which they are immune but who can pass it on to others
Synonyms: immune_carrier
Related terms: transmitter immune mallon
10. [ noun ] (work) a boy who delivers newspapers
Synonyms: newsboy
Related terms: deliveryman
11. [ noun ] a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
Related terms: rack luggage_carrier bomb_rack ski_rack luggage_rack carry
Similar spelling:   Carriere