from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who conveys news or information.
- n. A secret agent, an informer, or a spy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bringer of intelligence (news, information); a spy or informant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, sends or conveys intelligence or news; a messenger.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which sends or conveys intelligence; one who or that which gives notice of private or distant transactions; a messenger or spy.
With accents that damn us and every 'intelligencer' in the country knowing our exact descriptions.
Walsingham assigns assistant secretary and chief intelligencer John Shakespeare to investigate the scheme and quickly concludes the Drake plot is tied to the murder of a relative of the Queen Lady Blanche Howard, whose corpse mutilated with numerous stabbings was found in a London fire.
She had not been many days in the castle, ere, by the aid of a female attendant, who acted as an intelligencer, she had made herself mistress of all that was heard, said, or suspected concerning the peculiarities of the Baroness
“Mulakkin” (intelligencer) is hired to prompt and instruct the dead.
For he will have me then reveal my intelligencer: and what may be the case between them?
Name me for your intelligencer, that you are in a bad house, and if you think you cannot now break with him, seem rather to believe that he may not know it to be so; and that I do not believe he does: and yet this belief in us both must appear to be very gross.
We have been alarmed with notions of a pursuit, founded upon a letter from his intelligencer.
This circumstance gives me to guess who this intelligencer is:
And yet, as my intelligencer acquaints me, her implacable relations are resolved to distress her all they can.
And such, Sir, said I, in high resentment, are the uses you make of your corrupt intelligencer —