Meaning of CARRIER in English

CARRIER

transcription, транскрипция: [ kæriə(r) ]

( carriers)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

A carrier is a vehicle that is used for carrying people, especially soldiers, or things.

There were armoured personnel carriers and tanks on the streets...

N-COUNT

see also aircraft carrier

2.

A carrier is a passenger airline.

Switzerland’s national carrier, Swissair, has been having a hard time recently.

N-COUNT

3.

A carrier is a person or an animal that is infected with a disease and so can make other people or animals ill.

...an AIDS carrier.

...carriers of disease such as mosquitoes and worms.

N-COUNT : usu n N , N of n

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