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Definitions of carrier

  1. a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take- offs and landings
  2. someone whose employment involves carrying something; " the bonds were transmitted by carrier"
  3. 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
  4. a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like
  5. a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
  6. a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others
  7. a boy who delivers newspapers
  8. a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
  9. a self- propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; " refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
  10. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.
  11. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.
  12. That which drives or carries; as: ( a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. ( b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. ( c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
  13. One who carries; a variety of the pigeon.
  14. One who or that which carries.
  15. One who conveys goods; a messeuger; a species of pigeon trained to convey letters tied to its neck.
  16. See carry.
  17. One who; to carry away, in naval language, to break a spar; to part a rope; to carry off, to kill; to bear away; to carry on, to promote; to help forward; to carry out, fully to accomplish; to put into execution; to carry through, to succeed by perseverance; carrier- pigeon, a variety of the pigeon employed for carrying letters.
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Usage examples for carrier

  1. It was the letter- carrier. – Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister
  2. My name is Adolph Carrier, and I have been in London three months. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  3. Your aunt she stayed till ever so late last night,"- Tom was Mrs. Solmes's nephew-" and went home with Carrier Brantock. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  4. The underground hated Australia's national telephone carrier with a passion equalled only to its love of exploration. – Underground by Suelette Dreyfus
  5. You see, the storm stopped the mail carrier and me and we had to put up at your neighbour's last night. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  6. I'll show Coach Edward whether I'm a ball carrier or not! – Interference and Other Football Stories by Harold M. Sherman
  7. He was what we call a carrier." – Leaves from a Field Note-Book by J. H. Morgan
  8. The latter, after reading my notes, returns them to our trusted carrier, who works in the same shop with Carl. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  9. Each man is offered 30 doti, ordinary hire of a carrier being only from 5 to 10 doti to Ujiji. – How I Found Livingstone by Sir Henry M. Stanley
  10. The only fact of consequence is that the danger of loss has been over- stated, turning some farmers away from the use of a good and relatively cheap carrier of nitrogen. – Crops and Methods for Soil Improvement by Alva Agee
  11. Another dog of this kind, also of my acquaintance, was the family carrier; that is, she carried books, work, etc. – Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals by R. Lee
  12. At last some morning it turns into slate stones, and then he has to be a water- carrier, and is happy ever afterwards, and marries the king's daughter. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  13. He watched for the carrier all the daylight hours. – A Breath of Prairie and other stories by Will Lillibridge
  14. Their money went easily into a much smaller and less complicated carrier that each boy wore around his neck. – The Boy Scouts on a Submarine by Captain John Blaine
  15. The carrier drove on, and Tom slowly opened his letter and turned toward the house. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
  16. I have just ventured to send out a carrier dove," he added, turning to the artist, " to inform Myrtilus that he may expect you before sunset. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  17. His family in all counted 21. But things were bad in the old country before the great lift given by railways, and freetrade, which made England the carrier for the world; and the possibilities of the new country were shown in that first issue of The Register in London in the highest colours. – An Autobiography by Catherine Helen Spence
  18. Is that the mail carrier? – A Damaged Reputation by Harold Bindloss
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