What does messenger mean?

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ˈmɛs ən dʒərmes·sen·ger

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. messenger, courier(noun)

    a person who carries a message


  1. messenger(Noun)

    One who brings messages.

    Etymology: From messagier (French: messager), from message.

  2. messenger(Noun)

    A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.

    Etymology: From messagier (French: messager), from message.

  3. messenger(Noun)

    The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).

    Etymology: From messagier (French: messager), from message.

  4. messenger(Verb)

    To send something by messenger.

    I'll messenger over the signed documents.

    Etymology: From messagier (French: messager), from message.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Messenger(noun)

    one who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages

  2. Messenger(noun)

    one who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells

  3. Messenger(noun)

    a hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; -- formerly used for heaving in the cable

  4. Messenger(noun)

    a person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent



    MESSENGER is a robotic NASA spacecraft orbiting the planet Mercury, the first spacecraft ever to do so. The 485-kilogram spacecraft was launched aboard a Delta II rocket in August 2004 to study Mercury's chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field. It became the second mission after 1975's Mariner 10 to reach Mercury successfully when it made a flyby in January 2008, followed by a second flyby in October 2008, and a third flyby in September 2009. The instruments carried by MESSENGER were tested on a complex series of flybys – the spacecraft flew by Earth once, Venus twice, and Mercury itself three times, allowing it to decelerate relative to Mercury using minimal fuel. MESSENGER successfully entered Mercury's orbit on March 18, 2011, and reactivated its science instruments on March 24, returning the first photo from Mercury orbit on March 29. MESSENGER's formal data collection mission began on April 4, 2011. On March 17, 2012, having collected close to 100,000 images, MESSENGER ended its one-year primary mission and entered an extended mission scheduled to last until March 2013.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. messenger

    A large cable-laid rope, used to unmoor or heave up the anchor of a ship, by the aid of the capstan. This is done by binding a part of the messenger to the cable by which the ship rides, in several places, with pliant nippers, and by winding another part of it about the capstan. The messenger has an eye-splice at each end, through which several turns of a strong lashing are passed, forming an endless rope. So that by putting on fresh nippers forward, and taking them off as they are hove aft, the capstan may be kept constantly going, and the cable is walked in without stopping. (See VIOL.) A superior plan is now adopted, in which the messenger, consisting of a pitch chain which has a double and single link alternately, works in iron spurs fastened above the lower rim of the capstan. This avoids the trouble of shifting or fleeting the messenger while heaving in. Again, the cable itself is commonly brought to the capstan.--Light forward the messenger! is the order to pull the slack of it towards the hawse holes, on the slack or opposite side, so as to be ready to fasten upon the cable which is being hove in, as it comes off the manger-roller at the bows.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of messenger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of messenger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of messenger in a Sentence

  1. Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly:

    This is exactly what we want our commanding officers and medical professionals to do, were not looking to shoot the messenger.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Firstly, a suitable, secondly, trustworthy, and honest messenger, stays away from personal motives for the concrete outcome; otherwise, conspiracy prevails.

  3. New York Rep. Gregory Meeks:

    I'm probably the wrong messenger to do that, so what has to be done is getting some young people -- and young people love celebrities -- that they listen to, to deliver that message.

  4. Johannes Benkhoff:

    Messenger found so many surprising, unexpected results that we have a lot of good reasons to follow-up on what they did.

  5. Michael Gilday:

    We're not looking to shoot the messenger here, we want to get this right.

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