What does correspondent mean?

Definitions for correspondent
ˌkɔr əˈspɒn dənt, ˌkɒr-cor·re·spon·dent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. correspondent, letter writernoun

    someone who communicates by means of letters

  2. correspondent, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newswriter, pressmanadjective

    a journalist employed to provide news stories for newspapers or broadcast media

  3. analogous, correspondentadjective

    similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar

    "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"


  1. correspondentnoun

    Someone who or something which corresponds.

  2. correspondentnoun

    A journalist who sends reports to his newspaper or radio or television station from a distant or overseas location.

  3. correspondentadjective


  4. correspondentadjective


Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Correspondentadjective

    Suitable; adapted; agreeable; answerable.

    Etymology: from correspond.

    What good or evil is there under the sun, what action correspondent or repugnant unto the law which God hath imposed upon his creatures, but in or upon it God doth work, according to the law which himself hath eternally purposed to keep. Richard Hooker.

    And as five zones th’ etherial regions bind,
    Five correspondent are to earth assign’d. John Dryden, Ovid.

  2. Correspondentnoun

    One with whom intelligence or commerce is kept up by mutual messages or letters.

    He was pleased to command me to send to him, and receive from him all his letters from and to all his correspondents at home and abroad. John Denham, Dedication.


  1. correspondent

    A correspondent generally refers to a journalist, reporter, or letter-writer who is responsible for sending news or updates to a newspaper, television station, or other media outlets, often from different locations. In a broader sense, it can also refer to someone involved in direct communication or exchange with another person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Correspondentadjective

    suitable; adapted; fit; corresponding; congruous; conformable; in accord or agreement; obedient; willing

  2. Correspondentnoun

    one with whom intercourse is carried on by letter

  3. Correspondentnoun

    one who communicates information, etc., by letter or telegram to a newspaper or periodical

  4. Correspondentnoun

    one who carries on commercial intercourse by letter or telegram with a person or firm at a distance

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. correspondant.]


  1. Correspondent

    A correspondent or on-the-scene reporter is a journalist or commentator, magazines or more general speaking, an agent who contributes reports to a newspaper, or radio or television news, or another type of company, from a remote, often distant, location. A foreign correspondent is stationed in a foreign country. The term correspondent refers to the original practice of filing news reports via postal letter. The largest networks of correspondents belong to ARD and BBC.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correspondent' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4369

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'correspondent' in Nouns Frequency: #1668

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of correspondent in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of correspondent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of correspondent in a Sentence

  1. Deutsche Bank:

    Any re-engagement with Iran will take place in several stages and will require updates to policies, procedures, systems and controls as well as ongoing communication with regulators and correspondent banks.

  2. David Jessop:

    Due to compliance requirements it's getting more and more difficult for local banks to find a correspondent bank that will take Caribbean business.

  3. Martin Baron:

    We still do not know what charges the Iranian authorities have brought against our correspondent Jason Rezaian, but we hope the referral of his case to a Revolutionary Court represents a step forward toward Jason’s prompt release, this step gives Iran’s judiciary an opportunity to demonstrate its fairness and independence by determining that the charges are baseless.

  4. Dana Perino:

    [ Watch Fox : Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel is on Capitol Hill today with the latest on Congress ’ first day back. ] NOT EVEN ESPERANTO ? NRO’s Jay Nordlinger points out one of the very best anecdotes in Dana Perino’s book :.

  5. Naguib Sawiris:

    The correspondents will go out and record the news and then send it to someone else who is responsible for putting that together into the news that is broadcast, the organization, not the correspondent, is responsible for what is broadcast.

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