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mes·sen·ger

 (mĕs′ən-jər)
n.
1. One that carries messages or performs errands, as:
a. A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
b. A military or official courier.
c. An envoy to another person, party, or government.
2. A bearer of news.
3. A forerunner; a harbinger: the crocus and other messengers of spring.
4.
a. A prophet.
b. Messenger Islam Muhammad. Used with the.
5. Nautical A chain or rope used for hauling in a cable. Also called messenger line.
tr.v. mes·sen·gered, mes·sen·ger·ing, mes·sen·gers
To send by messenger.

[Middle English messanger, from Old French messagier, from message, message; see message.]

messenger

(ˈmɛsɪndʒə)
n
1. a person who takes messages from one person or group to another or others
2. a person who runs errands or is employed to run errands
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a carrier of official dispatches; courier
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. a light line used to haul in a heavy rope
b. an endless belt of chain, rope, or cable, used on a powered winch to take off power
5. (Historical Terms) archaic a herald
[C13: from Old French messagier, from message]

mes•sen•ger

(ˈmɛs ən dʒər)

n.
1. a person who conveys messages or parcels.
2. a light line for pulling a heavier line to a ship, pier, etc.
3. Archaic. a herald or forerunner.
v.t.
4. to send by messenger.
[1175–1225; Middle English messager < Anglo-French; Old French messagier. See message, -er2]

messenger

  • apostle - Comes from Greek apostolos, "messenger."
  • bode - Boda is messenger in Germanic, hence "bode"; at first, a bode was a command—then an omen or premonition.
  • enunciate - Derives from Latin nuntius, "messenger."
  • angel - The word angel was one of the earliest Germanic adoptions from Latin; originally from Greek aggelos, "messenger," it first meant "hireling" or "messenger."
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.messenger - a person who carries a messagemessenger - 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"

messenger

noun courier, agent, runner, carrier, herald, envoy, bearer, go-between, emissary, harbinger, delivery boy, errand boy The document is to be sent by messenger.

messenger

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
Translations
رَسُوُلٌرَسول، حامِل رِسالَه
kurýrposel
budbringer
lähetti
kurir
sendiboîi, boîberi
使者
메신저
glasnik
budbärare
คนส่งข่าว
người đưa tin

messenger

[ˈmesɪndʒəʳ]
A. Nmensajero/a m/f
B. CPD messenger boy Nrecadero m

messenger

[ˈmɛsɪndʒər] n
(= bringer of news) → messager/ère m/f
(= courier) → coursier/ière m/fmess hall (US) mess room n (in army)mess m; (in navy)carré m

messenger

n
Bote m (old, form), → Botin f (old, form), → Überbringer(in) m(f), → (einer Nachricht); (Mil) → Kurier(in) m(f); bank messengerBankbote m/-botin f; don’t shoot the messenger (fig)lassen Sie Ihren Zorn an dem Verantwortlichen aus
(Med, Biol) → Botenstoff m

messenger

[ˈmɛsɪndʒəʳ] n (gen) → messaggero/a; (in office) → messo

message

(ˈmesidʒ) noun
1. a piece of information spoken or written, passed from one person to another. I have a message for you from Mr Johnston.
2. the instruction or teaching of a moral story, religion, prophet etc. What message is this story trying to give us?
ˈmessenger (-sindʒə) noun
a person who carries letters, information etc from place to place. The king's messenger brought news of the army's defeat.

messenger

رَسُوُلٌ kurýr budbringer Bote αγγελιαφόρος mensajero lähetti messager kurir messaggero 使者 메신저 boodschapper bud posłaniec mensageiro посланник budbärare คนส่งข่าว ulak người đưa tin 使者
References in classic literature ?
Whenever David's name was mentioned he looked vaguely at the sky and said that a messenger from God had taken the boy.
When we had to borrow anything, or to send about word that there would be preaching at the sod schoolhouse, I was always the messenger.
demanded Heyward, when the other had arrived sufficiently nigh to abate his speed; "I trust you are no messenger of evil tidings?
They have filled some flour sacks with clean dry moss from the woods, and put half a dozen blankets on the top, and they hope you can get along until the messenger who starts to-night for La Grange can bring some bedding over.
She talked kindly to the vagrant artist, and took sage counsel--lady as she was--with the wood-sawyer, the messenger of everybody's petty errands, the patched philosopher.
If little Pearl were entertained with faith and trust, as a spirit messenger no less than an earthly child, might it not be her errand to soothe away the sorrow that lay cold in her mother's heart, and converted it into a tomb?
I recollect counting over perfectly the possibilities, reminding myself that nothing was more natural, for instance, then the appearance of one of the men about the place, or even of a messenger, a postman, or a tradesman's boy, from the village.
A messenger came back to say that Jurgis should wait, and so he came inside of the gate, perhaps not sorry enough that there were others less fortunate watching him with greedy eyes.
All stood intensely silent, with their faces turned towards the expected messenger.
And at last they sent for thee, Sir Boss, to try magic and enchantment; and if you could not come, then was the messenger to fetch Merlin, and he is there these three days now, and saith he will fetch that water though he burst the globe and wreck its kingdoms to accomplish it; and right bravely doth he work his magic and call upon his hellions to hie them hither and help, but not a whiff of moisture hath he started yet, even so much as might qualify as mist upon a copper mirror an ye count not the barrel of sweat he sweateth betwixt sun and sun over the dire labors of his task; and if ye --"
It would be complete, how- ever, as soon as the messenger dispatched with the great news to the cave should get the word to her husband.
We are all children of the same King, and I am only his messenger.