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Definition 1: (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 - [noun denoting animal]

(carrier is a kind of ...) a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently

(carrier belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms

Definition 2: a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings - [noun denoting artifact]

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(carrier is a kind of ...) a government ship that is available for waging war

(carrier is a part of ...) a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier

(carrier is a part of ...) the upper deck of an aircraft carrier; used as a runway

Definition 3: a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like - [noun denoting artifact]

(carrier is a kind of ...) framework for holding objects

(... is a kind of carrier ) a device on an aircraft for carrying bombs

(... is a kind of carrier ) carrier (as behind a bicycle seat) for luggage

(... is a kind of carrier ) carrier for holding luggage above the seats of a train or on top of a car

(... is a kind of carrier ) a carrier for holding skis on top of a vehicle

Definition 4: a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where carrier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

(carrier is a kind of ...) a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion

Definition 5: a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages - [noun denoting group]

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(carrier is a kind of ...) a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

"he bought his brother's business" "a small mom-and-pop business" "a racially integrated business concern"

(... is a kind of carrier ) a commercial organization serving as a common carrier

Definition 6: (medicine) a person (or animal) who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others - [noun denoting person]

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(carrier is a kind of ...) any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

"mosquitos are vectors of malaria and yellow fever" "fleas are vectors of the plague" "aphids are transmitters of plant diseases" "when medical scientists talk about vectors they are usually talking about insects"

(carrier is a kind of ...) a person who is immune to a particular infection

(... is an instance of carrier) United States cook who was an immune carrier of typhoid fever and who infected dozens of people (1870-1938)

(carrier belongs to category ...) the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques

Definition 7: a boy who delivers newspapers - [noun denoting person]

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(carrier is a kind of ...) someone employed to make deliveries

Definition 8: a man who delivers the mail - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for carrier in the sense of this definition

(carrier is a kind of ...) someone employed to make deliveries

Definition 9: someone whose employment involves carrying something - [noun denoting person]

Samples where carrier or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bonds were transmitted by carrier

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(carrier is a kind of ...) a person who changes location

Definition 10: a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal - [noun denoting phenomenon]

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(carrier is a kind of ...) an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m

Definition 11: 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 - [noun denoting substance]

(carrier is a kind of ...) material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules

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