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cou·ri·er

 (ko͝or′ē-ər, kûr′-, kŭr′-)
n.
1.
a. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
b. A spy carrying secret information.
2.
a. A personal attendant hired to make arrangements for a journey.
b. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.

[French courrier, from Old French, from Old Italian corriere, from correre, to run, from Latin currere; see kers- in Indo-European roots.]

courier

(ˈkʊərɪə)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a special messenger, esp one carrying diplomatic correspondence
2. a person who makes arrangements for or accompanies a group of travellers on a journey or tour
vb
(tr) to send (a parcel, letter, etc) by courier
[C16: from Old French courrier, from Old Latin corriere, from correre to run, from Latin currere]

cour•i•er

(ˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʊər-)

n.
1. a messenger, usu. bearing news, packages, diplomatic messages, etc.
2. any means of carrying news, messages, etc., regularly.
3. the conveyance used by a courier, as an airplane or ship.
4. a tour guide for a travel agency.
[1555–65; < Middle French < Italian corriere=corr(ere) to run (< Latin currere) + -iere < Latin -ārius -ary]

courier

A messenger (usually a commissioned or warrant officer) responsible for the secure physical transmission and delivery of documents and material. Generally referred to as a command orlocal courier. See also armed forces courier.

courier

British. a person hired by travelers to make arrangements for a tour and to act as guide.
See also: Guides and Guiding
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.courier - a person who carries a messagecourier - a person who carries a message  
traveler, traveller - a person who changes location
conveyer, conveyor - a person who conveys (carries or transmits); "the conveyer of good tidings"
dispatch rider - a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
herald, trumpeter - (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
bearer - a messenger who bears or presents; "a bearer of good tidings"
errand boy, messenger boy - a boy who earns money by running errands
process-server - someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
runner - a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents; "he sent a runner over with the contract"

courier

noun
1. messenger, runner, carrier, bearer, herald, envoy, emissary, pursuivant (Historical) The cheques were delivered to the bank by a private courier.
2. guide, representative, escort, conductor, chaperon, cicerone, dragoman He was a travel courier.

courier

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
Translations
رَسولساعٍمُرافِق السُّـيّاح
kurýrprůvodcespěšný posel
kurerrejselederturistguide
matkaopas
kurir
fararstjórihraîboîi
宅配業者
여행 안내원
gidaskurjerispasiuntinys
izsūtāmaiskurjerspavadonis
bud
คนเดินหนังสือ
người đưa thư

courier

[ˈkʊrɪəʳ] N (= messenger) → mensajero/a m/f; (= tourist guide) → guía mf de turismo

courier

[ˈkʊəriər]
n
(delivering letters)coursier/ère m/f
by courier → par coursier
They sent it by courier → Ils l'ont envoyé par coursier.
(for tourists)accompagnateur/trice m/f
vt (= deliver by courier) (short distance)envoyer par coursier; (long distance)envoyer par messagerie

courier

n
(= messenger)Kurier m; by courierper Kurier
(= tourist guide)Reiseleiter(in) m(f)

courier

[ˈkʊrɪəʳ] n (messenger) → corriere m; (for tourists) → accompagnatore/trice turistico/a, tour leader m/f inv

courier

(ˈkuriə) noun
1. a guide who travels with, and looks after, parties of tourists. a courier on a coach trip.
2. a messenger.

courier

ساعٍ kurýr kurer Reiseleiter συνοδός τουριστών mensajero matkaopas coursier kurir corriere 宅配業者 여행 안내원 koerier kurer kurier mensageiro курьер bud คนเดินหนังสือ kurye người đưa thư 信使
References in classic literature ?
However, our business in Baden-Baden this time, was to join our courier.
Heralded by a courier in advance, and by the cracking of his postilions' whips, which twined snake-like about their heads in the evening air, as if he came attended by the Furies, Monsieur the Marquis drew up in his travelling carriage at the posting-house gate.
All the while the good-natured improvised courier was telling me this, I hung upon his words, my legs trembling under me so that I could scarcely stand.
Suddenly the gates at the far end, next the tents, opened wide, and a courier in scarlet and gold, mounted upon a white horse, rode in blowing lustily upon the trumpet at his lips; and behind him came six standard-bearers riding abreast.
He occupied a position between a friend and a courier, which made him worse than embarrassing to repay.
It was a chaise drawn by three horses, driven by a postillion; Rochefort's lackey would precede it, as courier.
Yes; I received the news this evening by a courier.
It was in the Times and the Courier, I know; though it was not put in as it ought to be.
I write by the same courier to our worthy friend Aramis in his convent.
Now he hastened down the stairs, and stood beneath the portal, on the red free-stone steps, to receive some mud-bespattered courier, from whom he hoped to hear tidings of the army.
Such appeared, indeed, to be the case, for in a little while a courier arrived at the 'Ti', almost breathless with his exertions, and communicated the news of a great victory having been achieved by his countrymen: 'Happar poo arva
I was desired, monseigneur, to return in all haste to Beaugency, to give counter-orders to the courier, who was himself to go back immediately with counter-orders to M.