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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 ?
It was followed by the swift flashes of the rifles, which sent their leaden messengers across the rock in volleys, as though the assailants would pour out their impotent fury on the insensible scene of the fatal contest.
Thorndike, unaccustomed to cross the pavement to his office unless escorted by bank messengers and plain-clothes men, felt the room growing rapidly smaller; the figure of the truculent Greek loomed to heroic proportions.
These rapping spirits, that little Phoebe told us of, the other day," said Clifford,--"what are these but the messengers of the spiritual world, knocking at the door of substance?
So, although the order was fairly given out in Haley's hearing, and carried to Aunt Chloe by at least half a dozen juvenile messengers, that dignitary only gave certain very gruff snorts, and tosses of her head, and went on with every operation in an unusually leisurely and circumstantial manner.
The golden chariot passed on, and the two talked no more together that day; nevertheless the King's messengers were busy, for they whispered one word into the ear of the Fairy Godmother and another into the ear of the Princess, though so faintly that neither of them realized that the King had spoken.
The head of one of the regular indoor messengers attached to Tellson's establishment was put through the door, and the word was given:
There were Cains and Abels, Pharaohs' daughters; Queens of Sheba, Angelic messengers descending through the air on clouds like feather-beds, Abrahams, Belshazzars, Apostles putting off to sea in butter-boats, hundreds of figures to attract his thoughts -- and yet that face of Marley, seven years dead, came like the ancient Prophet's rod, and swallowed up the whole.
That, his wicked spirit had somehow sent these messengers to mine, and that now on this stormy night he was as good as his word, and with me.
Silas received the message mutely, and then turned away from the messengers to work at his loom again.
But now ill-fortune found me, for just outside the Emposeni I met three of the king's messengers.
said the Baron; ``it had been better for thee to have been a Norman, and better for my purpose too; but need has no choice of messengers.
And when Dawra heard why the messengers had come, he received them kindly, and said at once that they should have Brown Bull.