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

n a person who carries a message

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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
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traveler, traveller
a person who changes location

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