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Meaning of COURIER

Pronunciation:  'kureeur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who carries a message

COURIER is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: messenger
 See Also: bearer, conveyer, conveyor, dispatch rider, errand boy, herald, messenger boy, process-server, runner, traveler, traveller, trumpeter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cou"ri*er\ (k??"r?-?r), n. [F. courrier, fr. courre,
courir, to run, L. currere. See {Course}, {Current}.]
1. A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or
   dispatches, usually on public business.

         The wary Bassa . . . by speedy couriers, advertised
         Solyman of the enemy's purpose.       --Knolles.

2. An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make
   arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the

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