messenger

7 ENTRIES FOUND:

mes·sen·ger

noun \ˈme-sən-jər\

: someone who delivers a message or does other small jobs that involve going somewhere

Full Definition of MESSENGER

1
:  one who bears a message or does an errand: as
a archaic :  forerunner, herald
b :  a dispatch bearer in government or military service
c :  an employee who carries messages
2
:  a light line used in hauling a heavier line (as between ships)
3
:  a substance (as a hormone) that mediates a biological effect

Examples of MESSENGER

  1. They sent a messenger to pick up the package.
  2. <the messenger comes by twice a day to pick up packages>

Origin of MESSENGER

Middle English messangere, from Anglo-French messager, messanger, from message
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

mes·sen·ger

noun \ˈmes-ən-jər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MESSENGER

1
: a substance (as a hormone) that mediates a biological effect—see first messenger, second messenger

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