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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
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She left me, to marry an Italian courier, named Ferrari--and I am afraid it has not turned out very well.
That is why I have become a Futurist--and a courier.
It also shone on the courier of the Dorrit family, making tea for his party from a supply he had brought up with him, together with several other small stores which were chiefly laid in for the use of the strong body of inconvenience.
He objected to the courier, and with some show of reason, since he was about to venture upon new and untried ground; but I thought he might as well learn how to take care of the courier now as later, therefore I enforced my point.
A courier came in about eight o'clock as Francois brought in the fifth bottle, and, although the courier made a great noise, Baisemeaux heard nothing.
C'est a Kirsch je bense--je l'ai vu toute a l'heure--qui brenoit des sangviches dans la voiture," said the courier in a fine German French.
Our courier says they take you right up to the castle," the young girl continued.
Thou art indeed the greatest glutton in the world, Sancho," said Don Quixote, "and the greatest booby on earth, not to be able to see that this courier is enchanted and this Tosilos a sham one; stop with him and take thy fill; I will go on slowly and wait for thee to come up with me.
Anna looked out of the window and saw Alexey Alexandrovitch's courier on the steps, ringing at the front door bell.
The postmaster came in and began obsequiously to beg his excellency to wait only two hours, when, come what might, he would let his excellency have the courier horses.
The reader guesses beforehand whom the usher preceded in announcing the courier from Bretagne.
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.