What does courier mean?

Definitions for courier
ˈkɜr i ər, ˈkʊər-couri·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. messenger, couriernoun

    a person who carries a message


  1. Couriernoun

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

  2. couriernoun

    A person who looks after and guides tourists.

  3. couriernoun

    A person who delivers messages.

  4. couriernoun

    A company that delivers messages.

  5. couriernoun

    A company that transports goods.

  6. courierverb

    To deliver by courier.

    We'll have the contract couriered to you.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Couriernoun

    A messenger sent in haste; an express; a runner.

    Etymology: courier, French.

    I met a courier, one mine ancient friend. William Shakespeare, Timon.

    This thing the wary bassa well perceiving, for more assurance, by speedy couriers advertised Solyman of the taking of Tauris, and of the enemy’s purpose, requesting him with all speed to repair with his army to Tauris. Richard Knolles, History.


  1. Courier

    A courier is a person or organisation that delivers a message, package or letter from one place or person to another place or person. Typically, a courier provides their courier service on a commercial contract basis; however, some couriers are government or state agency employees (for example: a diplomatic courier).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Couriernoun

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

  2. Couriernoun

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

  3. Etymology: [F. courrier, fr. courre, courir, to run, L. currere. See Course, Current.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Courier

    kōō′ri-ėr, n. a runner: a messenger: a state messenger: a travelling attendant: a frequent title of newspapers. [Fr.,—L. currĕre, to run.]

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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. courier

    In a military sense, means a messenger sent post or express to carry dispatches of battles gained, lost, etc., or any other occurrences that happened in war.

Editors Contribution

  1. courier

    A social enterprise that delivers and transports goods and products

    The courier is so efficient.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 27, 2020  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Courier is ranked #58604 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Courier surname appeared 346 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Courier.

    95.9% or 332 total occurrences were White.
    1.7% or 6 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of courier in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of courier in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of courier in a Sentence

  1. Agriculture Commissioner James Comer:

    That it has. Last week, Heiner had to apologize to Agriculture Commissioner James Comer for attempting to spread the unsubstantiated claims Agriculture Commissioner James Comer had physically assaulted a woman Agriculture Commissioner James Comer dated in college -- a month after Heiner claimed his campaign had nothing to do with the rumors. Then on Tuesday morning, Kentucky voters awoke to a Courier-Journal front page with the headline :.

  2. Oda Nobunaga:

    Only when you are prepared to die will your courier shine

  3. Quil Lance:

    Charleston County Mayor Joseph Riley said. What motivated the gunman is not yet clear, but his monstrous act took the lives of nine people who prayed, worked and struggled on behalf of their community and their church. Related ImageExpand / ContractSharonda Coleman-Singleton, was a speech therapist and girls ’ track and field team at Goose Creek High School. ( Courtesy : Charleston Post and Courier) Cynthia Hurd, 54, was a branch manger in the Charleston County Public Library -RRB- system, where Cynthia Hurd was so revered from a career spanning 31 years that all city branches were closed in Cynthia Hurd honor Thursday. Cynthia Hurd was a tireless servant of the community who spent Cynthia Hurd life helping residents, making sure they had every opportunity for an education and personal growth, the library system said in a statement. Cynthia Hurd loss is incomprehensible, and we ask for prayers for Cynthia Hurd family, her co-workers, her church and this entire community as we come together to face this tragic loss. Related ImageExpand / ContractCynthia Hurd was a librarian who worshiped at the venerable church. ( Charleston County Public Library) Quil Lance had retired from Gaillard Center, a performance hall in Charleston County, and been serving as a custodian at the church where Quil Lance worshiped. As big a void as Quil Lance death leaves there, it left an even deeper one in the family Quil Lance held together with love and strength, Quil Lance grandson, Quil Lance, told the Charleston Post and Courier I ’m lost, I ’m lost, granny was the heart of the family. Related ImageExpand / ContractClementa Pinckney was a beloved pastor and respected lawmaker before he was gunned down in his own church Wednesday night. ( Grace Beahm/The Charleston Post and Courier via AP).

  4. Kevin Golden:

    Our supporters built an homage to the Courier Journal cartoon at Fancy Farm and we posted their work, amy McGrath has tweeted this very cartoon several times and its shameful that shes pretending not to know exactly what it is referencing in order to politicize a tragedy.

  5. Dayang Trands ':

    The company hopes to enter the courier sector by injecting good-quality assets in the delivery business via this transaction.

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Translations for courier

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  • куриер, пратеник, екскузовод, куриерска службаBulgarian
  • kurerDanish
  • Kurier, Reiseführer, KurierdienstGerman
  • mensajeroSpanish
  • پیکPersian
  • lähettiyritys, kuriiri, lähetti, opas, kuriiriyritysFinnish
  • coursier, courrier, messagerFrench
  • שליחה, שליחHebrew
  • futár, küldönc, idegenvezetőHungarian
  • corriereItalian
  • 運送会社, 郵便配達人, メッセンジャー, 旅行添乗員, ツアーコンダクター, 宅配会社Japanese
  • cursorLatin
  • curierRomanian
  • курьерская служба, экскурсовод, курьер, посыльный, гидRussian
  • kurirSwedish

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    the transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind)
    • A. relocation
    • B. confectionery
    • C. rapture
    • D. purse

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