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 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.
Maybe the problem before wasn’t the message but the messengers.
Now Trump is consumed by the business of the presidency, and even if Spicer thinks Trump is his own best messenger, that’s not realistic on a daily basis.
Because as terrible as Trump is, and as bad as assaulting a reporter may be, none of this compares to the Democratic Party's awful job at branding its message and its messengers.
Longtime confidant Andre Patterson, the Vikings defensive line coach, is serving as Zimmer's personal messenger this week.
Inflammation is for the winter, when genes uncoil in your blood and messengers send codes containing the blueprints for proteins to protect you from the harsh diseases of the cold.
The Palm-sized gadget works as a portable instant messenger to send and receive confessions with other Cybikos up to 300 yards away.
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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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