'Carrier' definitions:

Definition of 'carrier'

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

Definition of 'Carrier'

  • Carrier \Car"ri*er\, n. [From Carry.]
  • 1. One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger. [1913 Webster]
  • The air which is but . . . a carrier of the sounds. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster. [1913 Webster]
  • The roads are crowded with carriers, laden with rich manufactures. --Swift. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. (Mach.) 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. [1913 Webster]
  • Carrier pigeon (Zool.), a variety of the domestic pigeon used to convey letters from a distant point to to its home.
  • Carrier shell (Zool.), a univalve shell of the genus Phorus; -- so called because it fastens bits of stones and broken shells to its own shell, to such an extent as almost to conceal it.
  • Common carrier (Law.) See under Common, a. [1913 Webster]

Synonyms of 'carrier'

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Carrier, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma

From: Gazetteer 2000
Name :
Carrier, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000) :
Housing Units (2000) :
Land area (2000) :
1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km)
Water area (2000) :
0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000) :
1.216976 sq. miles (3.151954 sq. km)
FIPS code :
Located within :
Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location :
36.476654 N, 98.020572 W
ZIP Codes (1990) :
Note :
some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.