from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
  • n. A spy carrying secret information.
  • n. A personal attendant hired to make arrangements for a journey.
  • n. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who looks after and guides tourists.
  • n. A person who delivers messages.
  • n. A company that delivers messages.
  • n. A company that transports goods.
  • n. A user who earns access to a topsite by uploading warez.
  • v. To deliver by courier.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.
  • n. An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A messenger sent express with letters or despatches.
  • n. A traveling servant whose especial duty is the making of all arrangements at hotels and on the journey for a person or party by whom he is employed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who carries a message


French courrier, from Old French, from Old Italian corriere, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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