Definitions for carrier

Definitions for (noun) carrier

Main entry: carrier

Definition: (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

Main entry: aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, flattop, carrier

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

Main entry: carrier

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

Main entry: carrier

Definition: a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

Usage: refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

Main entry: carrier, common carrier

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

Main entry: carrier, immune carrier

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

Main entry: carrier, newsboy

Definition: a boy who delivers newspapers

Main entry: toter, carrier, bearer

Definition: someone whose employment involves carrying something

Usage: the bonds were transmitted by carrier

Main entry: mail carrier, mailman, letter carrier, carrier, postman

Definition: a man who delivers the mail

Main entry: carrier, carrier wave

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

Main entry: carrier

Definition: 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

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