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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Courier  \Cou"ri*er\  (k??"r?-?r),  n.  [F.  courrier,  fr  courre, 
  courir,  to  run,  L.  currere  See  {Course},  {Current}.] 
  1.  A  messenger  sent  with  haste  to  convey  letters  or 
  dispatches,  usually  on  public  business. 
 
  The  wary  Bassa  .  .  .  by  speedy  couriers,  advertised 
  Solyman  of  the  enemy's  purpose.  --Knolles. 
 
  2.  An  attendant  on  travelers,  whose  business  it  is  to  make 
  arrangements  for  their  convenience  at  hotels  and  on  the 
  way 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  courier 
  n  :  a  person  who  carries  a  message  [syn:  {messenger}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  courier  [BBS  &  cracker  cultures]  A  person  who  distributes 
  newly  cracked  {warez},  as  opposed  to  a  {server}  who  makes  them  available 
  for  download  or  a  {leech}  who  merely  downloads  them  Hackers  recognize 
  this  term  but  don't  use  it  themselves,  as  the  act  is  not  part  of  their 
  culture.  See  also  {warez  d00dz},  {cracker},  {elite}. 
 
 




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