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courier Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a person who carries a message
    messenger.
WordNet

Cou"ri*er noun
Etymology
F. courrier, fr. courre, courir, to run, L. currere. See Course, Current.
Definitions
  1. A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public busuness.
    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.

Webster 1913