Associations to the word «Carrier»


CARRIER, noun. A person or object that carries someone or something else.
CARRIER, noun. A carrier pigeon, a newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer.
CARRIER, noun. An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos").
CARRIER, noun. A person or company in the business of shipping freight.
CARRIER, noun. A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
CARRIER, noun. A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
CARRIER, noun. A certified airline.
CARRIER, noun. (engineering) That which drives or carries.
CARRIER, noun. A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the faceplate; a lathe dog.
CARRIER, noun. A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine.
CARRIER, noun. A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
CARRIER, noun. (chemistry) A catalyst or other intermediary in a chemical reaction.
CARRIER, noun. (genetics) An organism that has inherited a genetic trait or mutation, but displays no symptoms.
CARRIER, noun. A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
CARRIER, proper noun. A Northern Athabaskan language spoken in Canada. Sometimes considered to be three separate languages; Southern Carrier, Northern Carrier and Central Carrier
CARRIER BAG, noun. A bag made of thin polythene or paper, generally used for carrying groceries or other purchased items.
CARRIER BAGS, noun. Plural of carrier bag
CARRIER GAS, noun. A chemically inert gas used as the mobile phase in gas chromatography
CARRIER PIGEON, noun. A domestic pigeon which transports attached messages or very small parcels from the place where it is released to a familiar destination.
CARRIER PIGEONS, noun. Plural of carrier pigeon
CARRIER PROTEIN, noun. (protein) Any protein whose function is to transport small molecules (or other proteins) through biological membranes
CARRIER SET, noun. (algebra) the underlying set of an algebraic structure
CARRIER SHELL, noun. Any marine snail of the family Xenophoridae, which cements stones and shell fragments to its own shell.
CARRIER WAVE, noun. An electromagnetic wave that can be modulated, either in frequency, amplitude or phase, to transmit speech, music, images, or other signals.
CARRIER WAVES, noun. Plural of carrier wave

Dictionary definition

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

Wise words

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