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  • noun

Synonyms for carrier

a person who carries messages or is sent on errands

Synonyms for carrier

someone whose employment involves carrying something


Related Words

a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something

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

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

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

a man who delivers the mail

a boy who delivers newspapers

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

a rack attached to a vehicle

(genetics) an organism that possesses a recessive gene whose effect is masked by a dominant allele

References in classic literature ?
With that unaccountable attraction of the mind to trifles, which is often incidental to a state of doubt and confusion, the Carrier as he walked slowly to and fro, found himself mentally repeating even these absurd words, many times.
As to the tobacco, she was perfect mistress of the subject; and her lighting of the pipe, with a wisp of paper, when the Carrier had it in his mouth--going so very near his nose, and yet not scorching it--was Art, high Art.
The Carrier, in his smoothing forehead and expanding face, acknowledged it, the readiest of all.
Old Carriers too, appeared, with blind old Boxers lying at their feet; and newer carts with younger drivers ('Peerybingle Brothers' on the tilt); and sick old Carriers, tended by the gentlest hands; and graves of dead and gone old Carriers, green in the churchyard.
Passengers opting to fly on one carrier one way and return on another normally make changes based on factors such as times of departure, Garcia says.
During the 1980s, multiple terminals, each dedicated to a different carrier, were set up in agency offices.
Another fixed-line carrier, Cable & Wireless (C&W) IDC, a Japanese subsidiary of a UK telecom giant, has also been negotiating for at least half a year with DoCoMo land with others for a shorter time), a company spokesperson says.
On 3-4 July 1950, TF 77 entered action when planes from Valley Forge and the British carrier HMS Triumph attacked military targets at Pyongyang, North Korea.
Over the next 33 years, Carrier has been involved in many high-profile murder cases and mysterious deaths: the death of actor William Holden, the Hillside Strangler and Night Stalker murders, and the slashing deaths of O.
The carrier should provide access to numerous providers for the broadest selection by building tenants, and should not be competing with its customers for end users.
A carrier operating in two or more member jurisdictions must have a license under this agreement.
Customers who ship material via third party carriers are required to pay the carrier in advance.
The time delay between the delivery of this roaming service and the report of the service to the home carrier makes this type of fraud, called roaming fraud, possible.
First, several national carriers may develop standardized, advanced network services for many countries, like "one-stop shopping" agreements that allow each carrier to continue to operate services in its home country.
In contrast, any Boston Globe carrier who works regularly for four years can qualify for up to $5,000 in tuition assistance.