Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun carrier

11 senses of carrier

Sense 1
carrier, bearer, toter -- (someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier")
       => traveler, traveller -- (a person who changes location)

Sense 2
carrier -- (a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business")
       => self-propelled vehicle -- (a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion)

Sense 3
aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier -- (a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings)
       => warship, war vessel, combat ship -- (a government ship that is available for waging war)

Sense 4
carrier -- (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)
       => chemical, chemical substance -- (material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules)

Sense 5
carrier, common carrier -- (a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages)
       => business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation -- (a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it; "he bought his brother's business"; "a small mom-and-pop business"; "a racially integrated business concern")

Sense 6
carrier wave, carrier -- (a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal)
       => radio wave, radio emission, radio radiation -- (an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m)

Sense 7
mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier -- (a man who delivers the mail)
       => deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer -- (someone employed to make deliveries)

Sense 8
carrier, newsboy -- (a boy who delivers newspapers)
       => deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer -- (someone employed to make deliveries)

Sense 9
carrier, immune carrier -- ((medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others)
       => immune -- (a person who is immune to a particular infection)
       => vector, transmitter -- (any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease; "mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever"; "fleas are vectors of the plague"; "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases"; "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects")

Sense 10
carrier -- (a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like)
       => rack -- (framework for holding objects)

Sense 11
carrier -- ((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)
       => organism, being -- (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

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