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courier

messenger, esp. one on a diplomatic mission
Not to be confused with:
currier – a person who tans hides
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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

courier

British. a person hired by travelers to make arrangements for a tour and to act as guide.
See also: Guides and Guiding
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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"
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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.
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courier

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

courier

n
(= messenger)Kurier m; by courierper Kurier
(= tourist guide)Reiseleiter(in) m(f)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

courier

[ˈkʊrɪəʳ] n (messenger) → corriere m; (for tourists) → accompagnatore/trice turistico/a, tour leader m/f inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

courier

(ˈkuriə) noun
1. a guide who travels with, and looks after, parties of tourists. a courier on a coach trip.
2. a messenger.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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