2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Courier \Cou"ri*er\ (k??"r?-?r), noun [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 way.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a person who carries a message [syn: {messenger}, {courier}]

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