• (GA) IPA: /ˈmɛs.n̩.d͡ʒɚ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈmɛs.n̩.d͡ʒə/

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. (legal) 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.
  5. (computing) An instant messenger program.
  6. A forerunner.
  7. A light scudding cloud preceding a storm.
  8. A piece of paper, etc., blown up a string to a kite.
  9. (oceanography) A weight dropped down a line to close a Nansen bottle.
  10. The secretary bird.
  11. (Scotland) A messenger-at-arms.
Translations Verb

messenger (messengers, present participle messengering; past and past participle messengered)

  1. (transitive) To send something by messenger.
    I'll messenger over the signed documents.

Proper noun
  1. Surname for a messenger.

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