Definitions for Courierˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʊər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cour•i•erˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʊər-(n.)

  1. a messenger, usu. bearing news, packages, diplomatic messages, etc.

  2. any means of carrying news, messages, etc., regularly.

  3. the conveyance used by a courier, as an airplane or ship.

  4. a tour guide for a travel agency.

    Category: British

Origin of courier:

1555–65; < MF < It corriere=corr(ere) to run (< L currere) +-iere < L -ārius -ary

Princeton's WordNet

  1. messenger, courier(noun)

    a person who carries a message

Wiktionary

  1. Courier(ProperNoun)

    A monospace font that resembles the characters produced by a typewriter.

  2. courier(Noun)

    A person who looks after and guides tourists.

  3. courier(Noun)

    A person who delivers messages.

  4. courier(Noun)

    A company that delivers messages.

  5. courier(Noun)

    A company that transports goods.

  6. courier(Verb)

    To deliver by courier.

    We'll have the contract couriered to you.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Courier(noun)

    a messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public business

  2. Courier(noun)

    an attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way

Freebase

  1. Courier

    A courier delivers messages, packages, and mail. Couriers are distinguished from ordinary mail services by features such as speed, security, tracking, signature, specialization and individualization of express services, and swift delivery times, which are optional for most everyday mail services. As a premium service, couriers are usually more expensive than standard mail services, and their use is typically restricted to packages where one or more of these features are considered important enough to warrant the cost. Courier services operate on all scales, from within specific towns or cities, to regional, national and global services. Large courier companies include DHL, ESTAFETA, FedEx, EMS International, TNT, UPS, and Aramex. These offer services worldwide, typically via a hub and spoke model.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. courier

    [BBS & cracker cultures] A person who distributes newly cracked warez, as opposed to a server who makes them available for download or a leech who merely downloads them. Hackers recognize this term but don't use it themselves, as the act is not part of their culture. See also warez d00dz, cracker, elite.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. courier

    A messenger (usually a commissioned or warrant officer) responsible for the secure physical transmission and delivery of documents and material. Generally referred to as a command or local courier.


Translations for Courier

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

courier(noun)

a guide who travels with, and looks after, parties of tourists

a courier on a coach trip.

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