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messenger

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈmɛ.sɪn.dʒəɹ]
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NounEdit

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).
  4. (law) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
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VerbEdit

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.