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carrier pronunciación
noun
1 a person or thing that carries.
2 a person or firm that transports goods.
3 an individual who is infected by a disease and may transmit it to others without developing symptoms.
4 genetics an individual who carries a gene for a particular disorder without displaying signs or symptoms of that disorder, and who may pass on the gene to his or her offspring.
5 a vector.
6 radio a carrier wave.
7 physics a charge carrier, such as an electron.
8 a non-radioactive material mixed with, and chemically identical to, a radioactive substance.
9 a carrier bag.


carrier bag
noun a plastic or paper bag with handles, supplied to shop customers for carrying purchased goods.


carrier pigeon
noun a homing pigeon used for carrying messages.


carrier wave
noun , physics a continuously transmitted radio wave whose amplitude or frequency is made to increase or decrease instantaneously, in response to variations in the signal.


carrion
noun
1 dead and rotting animal flesh.
2 anything vile.
[13c: from French charogne , ultimately from Latin caro flesh]


carrion crow
noun a black crow native to Europe and Asia.


carrot pronunciación
noun
1 a biennial plant with divided leaves and an edible orange root.
2 the large fleshy orange root of this plant, eaten raw in salads or cooked as a vegetable.
3 colloq something offered as an incentive The promise of an extra week's holiday was the carrot she needed to finish the job .
[16c: from French carrotte , from Latin carota , from Greek karaton ]
carroty adjective said of hair: having a strong reddish colour.


carry pronunciación
verb (carries , carried , carrying )
1 to hold something in one's hands, have it in a pocket, bag, etc, or support its weight on one's body, while moving from one place to another.
2 to bring, take or convey something.
3 to have on one's person He always carried some means of identification .
4 to be the means of spreading (a disease, etc) Mosquitos carry malaria .
5 to support The walls carry the roof .
6 to be pregnant with (a baby or babies).
7 to hold (oneself or a part of one's body) in a specified way She really carries herself well .
8 to bear (responsibilities, etc).
9 to bear the burden or expense of something.
10 to do the work of (someone who is not doing enough) in addition to one's own.
11 to print or broadcast The story was carried by all the tabloids .
12 to stock or sell.
13 to have, involve, etc a crime carrying the death penalty .
14 intr said of a sound or the source of a sound: to be able to be heard a distance away.
15 to pass or agree to by majority vote.
16 to win the support of (voters, an audience, etc).
17 to bear the effects of something He carries his age well .
18 to take to a certain point carry politeness too far .
19 maths to transfer (a figure) in a calculation from one column to the next.
20 intr said of a golf ball, etc: to travel (a certain distance).
21 mil to capture (a town, etc).
noun (carries )
1 an act of carrying.
2 golf the distance that the ball travels from when it is first struck to when it first touches the ground.
3 N Am land across which a vessel has to be transported between one navigable stretch of water and another.
4 the range of a gun.
[14c: from French carier , from Latin carricare to cart, from carrus car]
be or get carried away colloq to become overexcited or overenthusiastic.
carry something forward to transfer (a number, amount, etc) from the end of one column, page or financial period to the start of the next.
carry something off
1 to manage (an awkward situation, etc) well.
2 to win (a prize, etc).
3 to take something away by force.
4 to cause someone's death She was carried off by cancer .
carry on
1 to continue; to keep going.
2 colloq to make a noisy or unnecessary fuss. See also carry-on.
carry something on to conduct or engage in (business, etc).
carry on with someone to have a love affair with them.
carry something out to accomplish it successfully.
carry something over
1 to continue it on the following page, etc; to carry forward.
2 to postpone it.
carry someone through to help them to survive a difficult period, etc.
carry something through to complete or accomplish it.


carry-on
noun
1 an excitement or fuss.
2 behaviour that is questionable or disapproved of.


carry-out
noun , Scot colloq
1 cooked food bought at a restaurant, etc for eating elsewhere.
2 a shop or restaurant supplying such food.
3 alcohol bought in a shop, pub, etc for drinking elsewhere.


carrycot
noun a light box-like cot with handles, for carrying a baby.


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