from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A messenger, especially one on official diplomatic business.
- n. A spy carrying secret information.
- n. A personal attendant hired to make arrangements for a journey.
- n. An employee of a travel agency serving as a guide for tourists.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who looks after and guides tourists.
- n. A person who delivers messages.
- n. A company that delivers messages.
- n. A company that transports goods.
- n. A user who earns access to a topsite by uploading warez.
- v. To deliver by courier.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business.
- n. An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A messenger sent express with letters or despatches.
- n. A traveling servant whose especial duty is the making of all arrangements at hotels and on the journey for a person or party by whom he is employed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who carries a message
I have no time to give you further details, as we have not yet entirely recovered from the confusion at the battle, and a courier is about leaving with despatches.
A money courier is being sought who may have funneled the 30-year-old budget analyst cash, an official told the AP, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation.
But in the Dead Run world, being a courier is deadly business.
Olafsson Qing (a courier from the Confederation of Central Worlds)
A motorcycle-riding courier is tasked with transporting fetal stem cell cultures to Sacremento in Elizabeth Bear's "And the Deep Blue Sea".
As you read this, a courier is cycling his way to the agreed location with the original documents.
In the very beginning of 1953, a courier from the Udereiskii Regional
I think the word courier is used because of the comparisons with the Royal Mail and other postal systems who are not legally responsible for the contents of the packets that they transport.
This story of a genetically engineered galactic courier is like comfort food to me.
The courier is an Effective Cyclist, all wind-burned smooth-running muscles clad in a paean to polymer technology: electric blue lycra and wasp yellow carbonate with a light speckling of anti collision LEDs and tight-packed air bags.