a messenger, usually traveling in haste, bearing urgent news, important reports or packages, diplomatic messages, etc.
any means of carrying news, messages, etc., regularly.
the conveyance used by a courier, as an airplane or ship.
Chiefly British. a tour guide for a travel agency.
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How to use courier in a sentence
The couriers know the best routes through the city, but the trips take some minimum amount of time determined by the distance between the branches and archives, the courier’s top speed, and how many other couriers are on the road.The Trillion-Transistor Chip That Just Left a Supercomputer in the Dust | Jason Dorrier | November 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
The company uses couriers to send and collect documents from other branches and archives across town.The Trillion-Transistor Chip That Just Left a Supercomputer in the Dust | Jason Dorrier | November 22, 2020 | Singularity Hub
His LinkedIn profile says he now lives in Philadelphia driving as a courier.She Was Afraid of Her Lawyer. Then the Text Messages Started. | by Samantha Hogan, The Maine Monitor | October 8, 2020 | ProPublica
It set up “pods” of about 50 families and buildings across the city, matching them with couriers who could address their needs more directly, which helps form community bonds.Mutual Aid Groups Reckon With the Future: ‘We Don’t Want This to Just Be a Fad’ | Tim Donnelly | September 2, 2020 | Eater
From February to July, the number of people working as “couriers and messengers” jumped from less than 850,000 to almost 920,000, an increase of over 8%.Covid-19 has more Americans working in delivery jobs than at gas stations | Dan Kopf | August 18, 2020 | Quartz
“Masters had connections with survivalists,” Grants Pass Daily courier (PDF) reporter Edith Decker wrote in 2010.
For this, the courier can expect one to three years of prison time for the felony of “promoting prison contraband.”This Anti-Heroin Drug Is Now King of the Jailhouse Drug Trade | Daniel Genis | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Looch is the editor-publisher of an internationally respected lefty newspaper called the Russian courier.This 1979 Novel Predicted Putin’s Invasion Of Crimea | Michael Weiss | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On Sunday, April 21, a full-page ad in The Post and courier ran under the headline, “A Personal Message from Mark Sanford.”Mark Sanford’s Formidable Opponent: Stephen Colbert’s Sister | Jack Bass | April 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Yemen crew sent bombs by international courier service to Chicago, but the packages were intercepted.
While the last of the troops were defiling before the duke and his staff, a courier brought up despatches.
The man's nature was inquisitive, and he was indulging idle conjectures as to what might be the news this courier brought.
I do wish you had been able to get steady work with the courier, spoke Jess, as she prepared to go out.The Girls of Central High on the Stage | Gertrude W. Morrison
"At La Rochette, madame," the courier answered,' and his answer brought Marius to his feet with an oath.
And the Marquise, who now held the package she had received from the courier, bade the page depart also.
British Dictionary definitions for courier
a special messenger, esp one carrying diplomatic correspondence
a person who makes arrangements for or accompanies a group of travellers on a journey or tour
(tr) to send (a parcel, letter, etc) by courier
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