mes·sen·ger /ˈmɛsṇʤɚ/ 名詞
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.
n : a person who carries a message [syn: courier]
(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).