Synonyms of carrier


1. carrier, bearer, toter, traveler, traveller

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

2. carrier, self-propelled vehicle

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

3. aircraft carrier, carrier, flattop, attack aircraft carrier, warship, war vessel, combat ship

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

4. carrier, chemical, chemical substance

usage: 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

5. carrier, common carrier, business, concern, business concern, business organization, business organisation

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

6. carrier wave, carrier, radio wave, radio emission, radio radiation

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

7. mailman, postman, mail carrier, letter carrier, carrier, deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer

usage: a man who delivers the mail

8. carrier, newsboy, deliveryman, delivery boy, deliverer

usage: a boy who delivers newspapers

9. carrier, immune carrier, immune, vector, transmitter

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

10. carrier, rack

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

11. carrier, organism, being

usage: (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

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Definition and meaning of carrier (Dictionary)