- an individual or company, as a railroad or steamship line, engaged in transporting passengers or goods for profit.
- common carrier.
- an individual possessing an unexpressed, recessive trait.
- the bearer of a defective gene.
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OTHER WORDS FROM carrierin·ter·car·ri·er, nounnon·car·ri·er, nounsu·per·car·ri·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for carrier
The announcement comes as the carrier successfully completed a test with Corning to deploy a private 5G network inside a laboratory.Verizon plans to offer indoor 5G networks by year-end|Aaron Pressman|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Though Verizon is the largest wireless carrier overall, with 116 million regular monthly subscribers, it has only 4 million prepaid customers.Verizon is buying TracFone Wireless for $6.25 billion|radmarya|September 14, 2020|Fortune
That would have meant widespread testing to identify those who had caught the virus, quarantining and tracing the contacts of both symptomatic and asymptomatic carriers who could spread the disease to the most vulnerable.America Is About to Lose Its 200,000th Life to Coronavirus. How Many More Have to Die?|by Stephen Engelberg|September 14, 2020|ProPublica
In more than a half-dozen cases, the carriers persuaded a judge to throw out the lawsuit, in part because the court agreed that a property insurance policy can’t be invoked if there is no property damage.Got interruption insurance? These companies found it’s useless in the age of COVID-19|Bernhard Warner|September 12, 2020|Fortune
Your lender will need the name and contact information of your insurance carrier before completing your loan.
The vaccine is delivered through a “carrier virus” that causes a common cold in chimpanzees but does not affect humans.
Riffing off the slogan “Now Everyone Can Fly,” the carrier offered no-frills flights that were both cheap and plentiful.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The NYPD remained his ultimate goal as he went to work as a carrier for Airborne Express/DHL and then as a school safety officer.
When she tried to explain to him that he himself could be a carrier, he “willfully ignored what [she] said.”
American carrier Delta is suspending flights to Monrovia on August 31.
Some three weeks later a carrier came to me with a note—a penciled scrawl upon a torn piece of paper.The Spinner's Book of Fiction|Various
Page 115: Rab remained in statu quo till the carrier returned; love and devotion filled his heart.Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10|Charles Herbert Sylvester
Then, Boxer gave occasion to more good-natured recognitions of and by the Carrier, than half a dozen Christians could have done!The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens
The ordinary camera may be used, but a carrier to take lantern plates must be used in the dark slide.
Some thought that Phil Martin the carrier would see her if anybody would.An Unsocial Socialist|George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for carrier (1 of 2)
- the inert solid on which a dyestuff is adsorbed in forming a lake
- a substance, such as kieselguhr or asbestos, used to support a catalyst
- an inactive substance containing a radioisotope used in radioactive tracing
- an inert gas used to transport the sample through a gas-chromatography column
- a catalyst that effects the transfer of an atom or group from one molecule to another