messenger

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛ.sɪn.dʒəɹ]
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Noun[edit]

messenger (plural messengers)

  1. One who brings messages.
  2. (nautical) A light line with which a heavier line may be hauled e.g. from the deck of a ship to the pier.
  3. The supporting member of an aerial cable (electric power or telephone or data).

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Verb[edit]

messenger (third-person singular simple present messengers, present participle messengering, simple past and past participle messengered)

  1. (transitive) To send something by messenger.
    I'll messenger over the signed documents.