• Courier

    Pronunciation

    • US IPA: /ˈkʊr.i.ər/
    • UK IPA: /ˈkʊr.i.ɚ/
    • Rhymes: -ʊriə(r)

    Origin

    From Anglo-Norman courrier, from Old French coreor, agent noun of corir.

    Full definition of courier

    Noun

    courier

    (plural couriers)
    1. A person who looks after and guides tourists.
    2. A person who delivers messages.
    3. A company that delivers messages.
    4. A company that transports goods.
    5. (internet) A user who earns access to a topsite by uploading warez.
      • 2005, Paul Craig, Ron Honick, Mark Burnett, Software Piracy Exposed (page 2)These sites have enormous hard drives and bandwidth for couriers to distribute the software from one site to the next.

    Synonyms

    • (person who looks after and guides tourists) guide, rep, tourist guide
    • (person who delivers messages) messenger
    • (company that delivers messages)
    • (company that transports goods)
    • (user who uploads to a topsite)

    Verb

    1. To deliver by courier.We'll have the contract couriered to you.
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