[kawr-uh-spon-duh nt, kor-]
- a person who communicates by letters.
- a person employed by a news agency, periodical, television network, etc., to gather, report, or contribute news, articles, and the like regularly from a distant place.
- a person who contributes a letter or letters to a newspaper, magazine, etc.
- a person or firm that has regular business relations with another, especially at a distance.
- a thing that corresponds to something else.
- consistent, similar, or analogous; corresponding.
Origin of correspondent
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Examples from the Web for correspondent
The correspondent does a stand-up next to a burning pile of heroin and gets a taste of its effect.BBC Reporter Gets High On The Job
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 23, 2014
Booker plans to spend his Thanksgiving dinner with CBS correspondent Gayle King and their families.Talking Tofurky With Newly Vegan Cory Booker
November 26, 2014
As our correspondent discovers, a little weed can go a long way.Meet the Julia Child of Weed
November 13, 2014
From 1986 to 1995, the Viscount Althorp, as young Charles was then known, worked as a correspondent for NBC, most often for Today.
After rumored courting by both ABC and NBC, Pippa Middleton is reportedly inking a deal to become a Today correspondent.
And then, when the cover was removed, came the time of trial to your correspondent.
A correspondent of the Tribune at once sent him word that this was a mistake.
Such were the trials of our lovers, and of correspondent worth was the reward they received.Imogen
Can any correspondent tell me where I can get a catalogue of birds' eggs?
I should like to exchange birds' eggs with any correspondent of Young People.
- a person who communicates by letter or by letters
- a person employed by a newspaper, etc, to report on a special subject or to send reports from a foreign country
- a person or firm that has regular business relations with another, esp one in a different part of the country or abroad
- something that corresponds to another
- similar or analogous
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Word Origin and History for correspondent
"one who communicates with another by letters," 1620s, from correspondent (adj.). The newspaper sense is from 1711.
THE life of a newspaper correspondent, as may naturally be supposed, is one of alternate cloud and sunshine--one day basking in an Andalusian balcony, playing a rubber at the club on the off-nights of the Opera, being very musical when the handsome Prima Donna sings, and very light fantastic toeish when the lively Prima Ballerina dances; another day roughing it over the Balkan, amid sleet and snow, or starving at the tail of an ill-conditioned army, and receiving bullets instead of billets-doux. ["New Monthly Magazine," vol. 95, 1852, p.284]
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