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Meaning of MESSENGER

Pronunciation:  'mesinjur

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a person who carries a message

MESSENGER is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mes"sen*ger\, n. [OE. messager, OF. messagier, F.
messager. See {Message}.]
1. One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written
   communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to
   another, or to a public body; specifically, an office
   servant who bears messages.

2. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.

         Yon gray lines That fret the clouds are messengers
         of day.                               --Shak.

3. (Naut.) A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its
   two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain;
   -- formerly used for heaving in the cable.

4. (Law) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial
   duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take
   charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
   --Bouvier. Tomlins.

Syn: Carrier; intelligencer; courier; harbinger; forerunner;
     precursor; herald.

{Messenger bird}, the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. mal'ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14; 1 Sam. 11:7; 2 Chr. 36:22); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18).

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