Messenger



[mes-uh n-jer] /ˈmɛs ən dʒər/

noun
1.
a person who carries a message or goes on an errand for another, especially as a matter of duty or business.
2.
a person employed to convey official dispatches or to go on other official or special errands:
a bank messenger.
3.
Nautical.

4.
Oceanography. a brass weight sent down a line to actuate a Nansen bottle or other oceanographic instrument.
5.
Archaic. a herald, forerunner, or harbinger.
verb (used with object)
6.
to send by messenger.
/ˈmɛsɪndʒə/
noun
1.
a person who takes messages from one person or group to another or others
2.
a person who runs errands or is employed to run errands
3.
a carrier of official dispatches; courier
4.
(nautical)

5.
(archaic) a herald
n.

c.1200, messager, from Old French messagier “messenger, envoy, ambassador,” from message (see message (n.)). With parasitic -n- inserted by c.1300 for no apparent reason except that people liked to say it that way (cf. passenger, harbinger, scavenger).

(Heb. mal’ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14; 1 Sam. 11:7; 2 Chr. 36:22); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18).

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