Definition of courier noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkʊriə(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkʊriər//
    The tourist industry, People in motoring
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  1. 1a person or company whose job is to take packages or important papers somewhere We sent the documents by courier. I’ll send a courier with the blueprints. Urgent deliveries of medicine may be sent by motorcycle courier. See related entries: People in motoring
  2. 2(British English) a person who is employed by a travel company to give advice and help to a group of tourists on holiday See related entries: The tourist industry
  3. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting a person sent to run with a message): originally from Old French coreor; later from French courier (now courrier), from Italian corriere; based on Latin currere ‘to run’.

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