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car·ri·er

carrier

 
 
pronunciation:
kae ri r
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who carries or brings something.
She works as a mail carrier.He was the carrier of good news.
definition 2: a company whose business is to carry or bring things to a particular place.
Which carrier brought your new computer?
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The word carrier contains the following part:
-er, -or, -ar2 Latin noun-forming suffix that means a person or thing that does
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The suffix group -er , -or , -ar2 turns verbs into agent nouns.
synonyms:
-ist, -ite2, -ator, -an, -ian, -ean