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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mes·sen·ger /ˈmɛsṇʤɚ/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 mes·sen·ger /ˈmɛsṇʤɚ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mes·sen·ger n.
 1. One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to another, or to a public body; specifically, an office servant who bears messages.
 2. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.
 Yon gray lines
 That fret the clouds are messengers of day.   --Shak.
 3. Naut. A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain; -- formerly used for heaving in the cable.
 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.
 Syn: -- Carrier; intelligencer; courier; harbinger; forerunner; precursor; herald.
 Messenger bird, the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person who carries a message [syn: courier]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    (Heb. mal'ak, Gr. angelos), an angel, a messenger who runs on
    foot, the bearer of despatches (Job 1:14; 1 Sam. 11:7; 2 Chr.
    36:22); swift of foot (2 Kings 9:18).