Lathe vs Carrier - What's the difference?

lathe | carrier |

As nouns the difference between lathe and carrier

is that lathe is (obsolete) an administrative division of the county of kent, in england, from the anglo-saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century or lathe can be a machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool while carrier is a person or object that carries someone or something else.

As a verb lathe

is to invite; bid; ask or lathe can be to shape with a lathe.

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(wikipedia lathe)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) lathen, from (etyl) .

Alternative forms

* (l)


  • To invite; bid; ask.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) *.

    Alternative forms

    * (l)


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An administrative division of the county of Kent, in England, from the Anglo-Saxon period until it fell entirely out of use in the early twentieth century.
  • Etymology 3

    (etyl) . More at lade.


    (en noun)
  • A machine tool used to shape a piece of material, or workpiece, by rotating the workpiece against a cutting tool.
  • He shaped the bedpost by turning it on a lathe .
  • * 1856 : (Gustave Flaubert), (Madame Bovary), Part II Chapter IV, translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling
  • Of the windows of the village there was one yet more often occupied; for on Sundays from morning to night, and every morning when the weather was bright, one could see at the dormer-window of the garret the profile of Monsieur Binet bending over his lathe , whose monotonous humming could be heard at the Lion d'Or.
  • The movable swing frame of a loom, carrying the reed for separating the warp threads and beating up the weft; a lay, or batten.
  • (obsolete) A granary; a barn.
  • (Chaucer)


  • To shape with a lathe.
  • (computer graphics) To produce a 3D model by rotating a set of points around a fixed axis.
  • See also

    * lath * turner





    (English Carrier) (Carrier Pigeon) (Homing Pigeon)


    (en noun)
  • A person or object that carries someone or something else.
  • aircraft carrier
    armored personnel carrier
  • * Francis Bacon
  • The air which is but a carrier of the sounds.
  • A carrier pigeon, a newspaperese term (misnomer) for a homing pigeon, racing pigeon, racing homer, homer.
  • An Old English carrier pigeon or Old English carrier (the "King of the Doos").
  • A person or company in the business of shipping freight.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • The roads are crowded with carriers , laden with rich manufactures.
  • A person or animal that transmits a disease to others without itself contracting the disease.
  • A signal such as radio, sound, or light that is modulated to transmit information.
  • A mobile network operator; wireless carrier.
  • An inert material added to an active ingredient to aid in the application and/or the effectiveness of active ingredient.
  • A certified airline.
  • * 2013 Dec. 22, Jad Mouawad and Martha C. White, "[]," New York Times (retrieved 23 December 2013):
  • *:Southwest, the nation’s largest domestic carrier , is installing seats with less cushion and thinner materials — a svelte model known in the business as “slim-line.”
  • (engineering) That which drives or carries.
  • # A piece which communicates to an object in a lathe the motion of the faceplate; a lathe dog.
  • # A spool holder or bobbin holder in a braiding machine.
  • # A movable piece in magazine guns which transfers the cartridge to a position from which it can be thrust into the barrel.
  • Usage notes

    * The term carrier pigeon'' is often used, especially in newspaper and magazine articles, for a homing pigeon or racing pigeon that carries messages. Many pigeon fanciers (particularly homer men]] and homer women) consider this to be a misnomer because the term is outdated and originally referred to the ancestors of present-day [[Old English carrier, Old English carriers. These "carrier pigeons" were formerly used to carry messages before the modern homing pigeon was developed in the 1800s (initially in Belgium and Britain), but is today strictly an exhibition pigeon or show pigeon that has mostly lost its strong homing instinct. The "carrier pigeon" was also one of the breeds used to develop the modern homing pigeon and therefore does have some "carrier blood" in it.The Carrier, or certainly the Horseman, was the first breed used in England for message-bearing purposes. The name, “Carrier Pigeon,” is still used today erroneously by many writers, especially in newspapers and periodicals, to describe the true Racing Homer. The Carrier today has been developed into a show bird alone, its homing propensities having long since ceased to be developed. — Wendell M. Levi, ''The Pigeon, 1941 (Renewed 1968), 1946, 1957, and 1963; p57.

    Derived terms

    * aircraft carrier * armored personnel carrier, armoured personnel carrier * banner carrier * carrier bag * carrier set * Old English Carrier pigeon, Old English Carrier, English Carrier pigeon, English Carrier, Carrier pigeon, Carrier * carrier pigeon (a misnomer for the homing pigeon, racing pigeon, homer) * carrier wave * charge carrier * common carrier * flag carrier * people carrier