Other forms: couriers

A courier is a person you trust with delivering important messages or packages. Let your mail carrier deliver your credit card bill and the form letter from the “Save the Orchids” foundation, but trust a courier with your book contract or birth certificate.

Couriers are in a hurry. Do they saunter up your driveway the way a mail carrier does? No! Couriers are clearly on important business; they’re jogging. The word comes from a Latin word, currere, meaning “to run.” Nowadays, you might see couriers on bicycles, however, weaving in and out of traffic to deliver your messages on time.

Definitions of courier
  1. noun
    a person who carries a message
    synonyms: messenger
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    conveyer, conveyor
    a person who conveys (carries or transmits)
    dispatch rider
    a messenger who carries military dispatches (usually on a motorcycle)
    herald, trumpeter
    (formal) a person who announces important news
    a messenger who bears or presents
    errand boy, messenger boy
    a boy who earns money by running errands
    someone who personally delivers a process (a writ compelling attendance in court) or court papers to the defendant
    a person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
    page, pageboy
    a boy who is employed to run errands
    type of:
    traveler, traveller
    a person who changes location




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