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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Messenger  \Mes"sen*ger\,  n.  [OE.  messager,  OF  messagier,  F. 
  messager.  See  {Message}.] 
  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  og  the  estate  of  the  bankrupt  or  insolvent. 
  --Bouvier.  Tomlins 
  Syn:  Carrier;  intelligencer;  courier;  harbinger;  forerunner; 
  precursor;  herald. 
  {Messenger  bird},  the  secretary  bird,  from  its  swiftness. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  person  who  carries  a  message  [syn:  {courier}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  (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). 

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