from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that carries messages or performs errands, as:
- n. A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
- n. A military or official courier.
- n. An envoy to another person, party, or government.
- n. A bearer of news.
- n. A forerunner; a harbinger: the crocus and other messengers of spring.
- n. A prophet: the messenger of Allah.
- n. Nautical A chain or rope used for hauling in a cable. Also called messenger line.
- transitive v. To send by messenger.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who brings messages.
- n. A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.
- n. The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).
- v. To send something by messenger.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.
- n. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.
- n. A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; -- formerly used for heaving in the cable.
- n. A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who bears a message or goes on an errand; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation; in the civil service, one employed in conveying official despatches.
- n. One who or that which foreruns; a harbinger; a precursor: a forerunner.
- n. A light scudding cloud regarded as the precursor of a storm or gale of wind.
- n. Nautical, an endless rope or chain turned around the capstan, formerly used to unmoor or heave up a ship's anchors, by transmitting the power of the capstan to the cable.
- n. In law, a person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take temporary charge of the assets, and to perform some other duties in reference to the proceedings.
- n. A piece of stiff paper, or the like, set upon the end of a kite-string held in the hand, to be blown up the string to the kite
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who carries a message
“By αγγελος, angel [or messenger], we are to understand the _messenger_, or person sent by God to preside over the church; and to him the epistle is directed, not as pointing out his state, but the state of the church under his care.
Also, the built-in messenger is nice, and I LOVE the fact that you can use it to SMS, and not just in the US, but here in India as well.
Your habit of shooting the messenger is therefore happily confined to metaphor. on July 29, 2009 at 9: 00 am Finger Moose
The sermon, recorded some time ago, talks about assassinating those who have “defamed” the Prophet Mohammed – citing one religious authority as saying “Harming Allah and his messenger is a reason to encourage Muslims to kill whoever doesthat.”
Attacking the messenger is a lot easier than refuting the facts.
Shoot the messenger is a real problem and some might fear for their employment or future employment.
Kill the messenger is also SOP in the Cheney administration.
If so, that would sound like a violation of federal civil rights laws - denying the ad based on the fact the messenger is a church.
Attacking the messenger is the oldest and saddest trick in the book for people who have no positive message.
The Jewish writers run into gross absurdities to evade the conviction of this evidence; some of them say that this messenger is the angel of death, who shall take the wicked out of this life, to be sent into hell torments; others of them say that it is