Definition of 'messenger'
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But it is all too easy to blame the messenger. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The messenger is a part of the message because the messenger is a witness. Christianity Today (2000)Then she does her reading via instant messenger on the site. The Sun (2014)Its new instant messenger service was extremely popular. DOT.CON (2001)Governments or companies in trouble often blame the messenger and turn to a new one in the hope of turning round their fortunes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But don't blame the messenger. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The messenger hadn't arrived yet, and that was good. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)And let's not forget the oversized crocodile leather messenger bags, worn strapped across the body. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'messenger'
British English: messenger /ˈmɛsɪndʒə/ NOUN
A messenger takes a message to someone, or takes messages regularly as their job.
The document was sent by messenger.
- American English: messenger
- Arabic: رَسُوُلٌ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mensageiro
- Chinese: 使者
- Croatian: kurir
- Czech: kurýr
- Danish: budbringer
- Dutch: boodschapper
- European Spanish: mensajero
- Finnish: lähetti
- French: messager
- German: Bote
- Greek: αγγελιαφόρος
- Italian: messaggero
- Japanese: 使者
- Korean: 메신저
- Norwegian: bud budbærer
- Polish: posłaniec
- European Portuguese: mensageiro
- Romanian: mesager
- Russian: посланник
- Spanish: mensajero
- Swedish: budbärare
- Thai: คนส่งข่าว
- Turkish: ulak
- Ukrainian: посланець
- Vietnamese: người đưa tin
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