What is carrier?

  • (noun): A radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal.
    Synonyms: carrier wave
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on carrier, carriers:

1942 Design Light Fleet Carrier - Foreign Service - Canada
... the Royal Canadian Navy decided to acquire an aircraft carrier ... The Canadian government decided to purchase the Majestic class carrier Powerful, and have her upgraded to modern standards. 1946 to 1948, so the experience gained by providing ship's companies for two British escort carriers during the war could be maintained ...
Yaesu FT-847 - Some Specifications
... Range Transmit 160 to 6 m, excluding 60 meters (amateur bands only) 100 W (25 W AM carrier) 2 m 50 W (12.5 W AM carrier) 70 cm 50 W (12.5 W AM carrier ...
Carrier - Other
... Aircraft carrier, a type of warship an informal abbreviation of carrier bag. ...
Doolittle Raid - Origins
... he thought that twin-engine Army bombers could be launched from an aircraft carrier after observing several at a naval airfield in Norfolk, Virginia, where the runway was painted with the ... B-23 Dragon were also considered, but the B-26 had questionable takeoff characteristics from a carrier deck and the B-23's wingspan was nearly 50 ...

More definitions of "carrier":

  • (noun): Someone whose employment involves carrying something.
    Example: "The bonds were transmitted by carrier"
    Synonyms: bearer, toter
  • (noun): 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): A rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like.
  • (noun): A self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something.
    Example: "Refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"
  • (noun): A person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others.
    Synonyms: immune carrier
  • (noun): A person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages.
    Synonyms: common carrier
  • (noun): A boy who delivers newspapers.
    Synonyms: newsboy

Famous quotes containing the word carrier:

    Because language is the carrier of ideas, it is easy to believe that it should be very little else than such a carrier.
    Louise Bogan (1897–1970)

    When toddlers are unable to speak about urgent matters, they must resort to crying or screaming. This happens even with adults. The voice is the carrier of emotion, and when speech fails us, we need to cry out in whatever form we can to convey our meaning. Often, what passes for negativism is really the toddler’s desperate effort to make herself understood.
    Alicia F. Lieberman (20th century)

    The problems of society will also be the problems of the predominant language of that society. It is the carrier of its perceptions, its attitudes, and its goals, for through it, the speakers absorb entrenched attitudes. The guilt of English then must be recognized and appreciated before its continued use can be advocated.
    Njabulo Ndebele (b. 1948)