Messenger meaning

mĕsən-jər
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A bearer of news.
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(nautical) A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.
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A forerunner; a harbinger.

The crocus and other messengers of spring.

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To send by messenger.
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(archaic) A harbinger; forerunner.
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The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).
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To send something by messenger.

I'll messenger over the signed documents.

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One that carries messages or performs errands, as:
  • A person employed to carry telegrams, letters, or parcels.
  • A military or official courier.
  • An envoy to another person, party, or government.
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(naut.) A light line tied to a heavier one and used in pulling it as from a ship to a pier.
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One who brings messages.
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(nautical) A chain or rope used for hauling in a cable.
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Origin of messenger

  • Middle English messanger from Old French messagier from message message message

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French messagier (French: messager), from message.

    From Wiktionary