Synonyms for carrier

Synonyms for (noun) carrier

Synonyms: carrier

Definition: (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

Similar words: organism, being

Definition: a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently


Synonyms: aircraft carrier, attack aircraft carrier, flattop, carrier

Definition: a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for takeoffs and landings

Similar words: war vessel, warship, combat ship

Definition: a government ship that is available for waging war


Synonyms: carrier

Definition: a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like

Similar words: rack

Definition: framework for holding objects


Synonyms: carrier

Definition: a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

Usage: refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business

Similar words: self-propelled vehicle

Definition: a wheeled vehicle that carries in itself a means of propulsion


Synonyms: carrier, common carrier

Definition: a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

Similar words: concern, business, business concern, business organisation, business organization

Definition: a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it

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


Synonyms: carrier, immune carrier

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

Similar words: vector, transmitter

Definition: any agent (person or animal or microorganism) that carries and transmits a disease

Usage: 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


Similar words: immune

Definition: a person who is immune to a particular infection


Synonyms: carrier, newsboy

Definition: a boy who delivers newspapers

Similar words: deliverer, delivery boy, deliveryman

Definition: someone employed to make deliveries


Synonyms: toter, carrier, bearer

Definition: someone whose employment involves carrying something

Usage: the bonds were transmitted by carrier

Similar words: traveler, traveller

Definition: a person who changes location


Synonyms: mail carrier, mailman, letter carrier, carrier, postman

Definition: a man who delivers the mail

Similar words: deliverer, delivery boy, deliveryman

Definition: someone employed to make deliveries


Synonyms: carrier, carrier wave

Definition: a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

Similar words: radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave

Definition: an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m


Synonyms: carrier

Definition: 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

Similar words: chemical, chemical substance

Definition: material produced by or used in a reaction involving changes in atoms or molecules