What does messenger mean?
Definitions for messenger
ˈmɛs ən dʒərmes·sen·ger
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word messenger.
a person who carries a message
One who brings messages.
A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.
The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).
To send something by messenger.
I'll messenger over the signed documents.
Etymology: From messagier (French: messager), from message.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One who carries an errand; one who comes from another to a third; one who brings an account or foretoken of any thing; an harbinger; a forerunner.
Etymology: messager, French.
Came running in, much like a man dismaid,
A messenger with letters, which his message said. Fa. Qu.
Yon grey lines,
That fret the clouds, are messengers of day. William Shakespeare.
Run after that same peevish messenger,
The duke’s man. William Shakespeare.
The earl dispatched messengers one after another to the king, with an account of what he heard and believed he saw, and yet thought not fit to stay for an answer. Edward Hyde.
Joy touch’d the messenger of heav’n; he stay’d
Entranc’d, and all the blissful haunt survey’d. Alexander Pope.
MESSENGER was a NASA robotic space probe that orbited the planet Mercury between 2011 and 2015, studying Mercury's chemical composition, geology, and magnetic field. The name is a backronym for "Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging", and a reference to the messenger god Mercury from Roman mythology. MESSENGER was launched aboard a Delta II rocket in August 2004. Its path involved 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. During its first flyby of Mercury in January 2008, MESSENGER became the second mission, after Mariner 10 in 1975, to reach Mercury.MESSENGER entered orbit around Mercury on March 18, 2011, becoming the first spacecraft to do so. It successfully completed its primary mission in 2012. Following two mission extensions, the spacecraft used the last of its maneuvering propellant to deorbit, impacting the surface of Mercury on April 30, 2015.
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
one who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells
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
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
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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Messenger is ranked #5752 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Messenger surname appeared 6,022 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Messenger.
93.3% or 5,620 total occurrences were White.
2.6% or 159 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 110 total occurrences were Black.
1.3% or 84 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.5% or 33 total occurrences were Asian.
0.2% or 16 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of messenger in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of messenger in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of messenger in a Sentence
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone:
Whatever drivers want to turn up can turn up, whatever teams want to turn up can turn up. It will be the president of Pirelli who is there, not a messenger.
The First Lady is a key messenger for the administration’s priorities and will continue to highlight the President’s accomplishments across the country through her travel on the Investing in America tour.
This lady from Holland contacted me through Facebook Messenger and said her father was looking with a metal detector in the area of Market Garden in Holland and he found my dad’s helmet from World War 2, i said I would pay the postage on it and he said, ‘absolutely not, I will send it free of charge’.
Why couldn't they make that part of the deal? It would have happened quickly -- easily if you had the right messenger, and that should have actually happened earlier. That should have happened at the beginning of the negotiation.
The Wall Street critics can't argue with me on the substance of too-big-to-fail, so they criticize the messenger, i welcome their criticisms because they are an implicit admission that I am right.
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- پیام رسانPersian
- tin nhắnVietnamese
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