from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that is in the business of transporting the public, goods, or messages for a fee.
- n. A company that provides telecommunications services, as by telephone or satellite, to the public.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Common, a.
- adj. one who undertakes the office of carrying (goods or persons) for hire. Such a carrier is bound to carry in all cases when he has accommodation, and when his fixed price is tendered, and he is liable for all losses and injuries to the goods, except those which happen in consequence of the act of God, or of the enemies of the country, or of the owner of the property himself.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages
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