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Definition of "carrier" []

  • One that transports or conveys: baggage carriers; a message carrier. (noun)
  • One, such as a person, business, or organization, that deals in the transport of passengers or goods. (noun)
  • A mechanism or device by which something is conveyed or conducted. (noun)
  • Medicine A person or an animal that shows no symptoms of a disease but harbors the infectious agent of that disease and is capable of transmitting it to others. (noun)
  • Genetics An individual that carries one gene for a particular recessive trait. A carrier does not express the trait but, when mated with another carrier, can produce offspring that do. (noun)
  • A member of an Athapaskan Native North American people of British Columbia (noun)

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Use "carrier" in a sentence
  • "-- The immense superiority of the Transcontinental over any other road, as a grain carrier, is due to the fact that a train can travel from the Yellowhead Pass to tide water at Quebec without encountering any adverse grades greater than four-tenths of one per cent., or 21 feet to the mile."
  • "Seth Bloom, a spokesman at AT&T, told GigaOm that the carrier is adding capacity to the downtown Austin network, and attendees should see their [...]"
  • "Seth Bloom, a spokesman at AT&T, emailed me 10 minutes ago to say that the carrier is adding capacity to the downtown Austin network, and attendees should see their iPhone (or other AT&T device) experience improve by this evening."