Meaning of CARRIER in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kæriə(r) ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
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...
see also aircraft carrier
A carrier is a passenger airline.
Switzerland’s national carrier, Swissair, has been having a hard time recently.
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
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006