Machine vs Carrier - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between machine and carrier

is that machine is a mechanical or electrical device that performs or assists in the performance of human tasks, whether physical or computational, laborious or for entertainment while carrier is a person or object that carries someone or something else.

As a verb machine

is to make by machinery.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

machine

Noun

(en noun)
  • A device that directs and controls energy, often in the form of movement or electricity, to produce a certain effect.
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  • (archaic) A vehicle operated mechanically; an automobile.
  • (telephony, abbreviation) An answering machine or, by extension, voice mail.
  • (computing) A computer.
  • (figuratively) A person or organisation that seemingly acts like a machine, being particularly efficient, single-minded, or unemotional.
  • Especially, the group that controls a political or similar organization; a combination of persons acting together for a common purpose, with the agencies which they use.
  • * Landor
  • The whole machine of government ought not to bear upon the people with a weight so heavy and oppressive.
  • Supernatural agency in a poem, or a superhuman being introduced to perform some exploit.
  • (Addison)
  • (euphemistic, obsolete) Penis.
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    Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    (Derived terms) * finite state machine * jet machine * machine bolt * machine code * machinegun * machine-gun * machine gun * machine instruction * machine language * machine learning * machine-made * machine of government * machine pistol * machine-readable * machine room * machine screw * machine shop * machine tool * machine-translation * machine translation * machine-washable * pinball machine * sewing machine * simple machine * slot machine

    Verb

    (machin)
  • to make by machinery.
  • to shape or finish by machinery.
  • Derived terms

    * machinist

    Anagrams

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    carrier

    English

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

    Noun

    (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, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/business/on-jammed-jets-sardines-turn-on-one-another.html?hp]," 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

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