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Carrier vs. Courier

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  • Carrier (noun)

    A person or object that carries someone or something else.

    "aircraft carrier"

    "armored personnel carrier"

  • Carrier (noun)

    A newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer.

  • Carrier (noun)

    An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos").

  • Carrier (noun)

    A person or company in the business of shipping freight.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A certified airline.

  • Carrier (noun)

    That which carries.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the faceplate; a lathe dog.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A catalyst or other intermediary in a chemical reaction.

  • Carrier (noun)

    A person or organism that has inherited a genetic trait, mutation or infectious disease, but displays no symptoms.

  • Carrier (noun)

    charge carrier

  • Courier (noun)

    A person who looks after and guides tourists.

  • Courier (noun)

    A person who delivers messages.

  • Courier (noun)

    A company that delivers messages.

  • Courier (noun)

    A company that transports goods.

  • Courier (noun)

    A user who earns access to a topsite by uploading warez.

  • Courier (verb)

    To deliver by courier.

    "We'll have the contract couriered to you."

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  • Carrier (noun)

    One who, or that which, carries or conveys; a messenger.

  • Carrier (noun)

    One who is employed, or makes it his business, to carry goods for others for hire; a porter; a teamster.

  • Carrier (noun)

    That which drives or carries; as: (a) A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the face plate; a lathe dog. (b) A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine. (c) A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.

  • Courier (noun)

    A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.

  • Courier (noun)

    An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Carrier (noun)

    someone whose employment involves carrying something;

    "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

  • Carrier (noun)

    a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something;

    "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

  • Carrier (noun)

    a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings

  • Carrier (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

  • Carrier (noun)

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

  • Carrier (noun)

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

  • Carrier (noun)

    a man who delivers the mail

  • Carrier (noun)

    a boy who delivers newspapers

  • Carrier (noun)

    a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

  • Carrier (noun)

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

  • Courier (noun)

    a person who carries a message

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