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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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."
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"
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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.
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messenger

noun
A person who carries messages or is sent on errands:
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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
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

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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

messenger

[ˈmɛsɪndʒəʳ] n (gen) → messaggero/a; (in office) → messo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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
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