Definition of messenger
2 : a light line used in hauling a heavier line (as between ships)
3 : a substance (such as a hormone) that mediates a biological effect
4 : messenger rna
Examples of messenger in a Sentence
They sent a messenger to pick up the package.
the messenger comes by twice a day to pick up packages
Recent Examples of messenger from the Web
The topography is riven with canyons, ravines and gullies, interrupted by striated buttes, hunkered beneath the cloudless sky like silent messengers from the past.
Police said Boyd try to conceal 12 packages of underwear in a messenger bag and leave the store without paying.
Stuckey also used Facebook messenger to discuss types of drug paraphernalia with another individual, according to the affidavit.
Pavel Durov, the founder of Telegram, said the app was not blocked in any other countries, adding that if the app is banned in Russia then the government officials will entrust their communications to other countries' messengers.
Stay strong, stay stylish, and above all, stay organized with this manly messenger!
According to Juneteenth.com, some accounts place the delay on a messenger who was murdered on his way to Texas with the news, while others say the news was deliberately withheld.
Dennis Hambek started working as a messenger at the National Bank of Washington in Ellensburg, Washington.
The Greeks originally thought the planet was two stars and gave it two names, musical god Apollo for the morning appearance and his brother, messenger god Hermes in the evening.
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Origin and Etymology of messenger
Middle English messangere, from Anglo-French messager, messanger, from message
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
MESSENGER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of messenger for English Language Learners
: someone who delivers a message or does other small jobs that involve going somewhere
MESSENGER Defined for Kids
Definition of messenger for Students
: a person who carries a message or does an errand
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