Messenger

Definition of Messenger

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.
Messenger bird
the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

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Hermes, Mercury, Pheidippides, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, buccinator novi temporis, bushwhacker, commissar, commissary, commissionaire, commissioner, emissary, envoy, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerunner, foreshadower, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, go-between, gofer, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, innovator, intermediary, lead runner, leader, legate, minister, nuncio, page, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, premonitor, presager, scout, secretary, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker
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