Definition of 'courier'
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Then they can take it up with the courier company. The Sun (2016)There must have been an important reason to go to the time and expense of sending a courier from Manchester to France to deliver this package. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not obliged to take your custom and very few courier firms accept letters. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It was a courier with a parcel for my dad. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The fraudster then sends a courier to pick up the cards. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Each week the embassies dispatched a courier to take the diplomatic bag to the home country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Straight to your house using insured couriers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Can a courier carry parcels on the train? Times, Sunday Times (2008)These incur additional charges as they are delivered by courier. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The company said all couriers were allowed to take holidays and that the vast majority had regular cover. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Goods will be delivered by courier. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This does not necessarily mean that retailers should not use third-party couriers. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They say the service is impartial and free, and they will send a courier around with some forms to sign. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Worked as a motorcycle courier. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The 59-year-old runs a courier company. The Sun (2008)Those items were all left at the table by a motorcycle courier from Switzerland when he disappeared in the middle of an international eating marathon. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He'd be a real cycle courier if he didn't get lost so much. Times, Sunday Times (2009)BRITAIN'S biggest courier firm has come under fire for bungling its delivery of Tower of London poppies. The Sun (2014)The Sheffield courier also transports parcels worldwide by air, road or sea. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Without the special licence couriers are restricted to delivering packets over 350g and costing more than 1 to post. Times, Sunday Times (2009)RETURNS You can send items via courier for 3.99. The Sun (2015)A MOTHER has become a volunteer motorcycle blood courier to thank the doctors who saved her life. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'courier'
British English: courier /ˈkʊərɪə/ NOUN
A courier is a person who is paid to take letters and parcels direct from one place to another.
...a motorcycle courier.
- American English: courier
- Arabic: ساعٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: mensageiro
- Chinese: 信使
- Croatian: kurir
- Czech: kurýr
- Danish: kurer
- Dutch: koerier
- European Spanish: mensajero urgente
- Finnish: matkaopas
- French: coursier
- German: Reiseleiter
- Greek: συνοδός τουριστών
- Italian: corriere
- Japanese: 宅配業者
- Korean: 여행 안내원
- Norwegian: kurer
- Polish: kurier
- European Portuguese: mensageiro
- Romanian: curier
- Russian: курьер
- Spanish: mensajero
- Swedish: bud kurir
- Thai: คนเดินหนังสือ
- Turkish: kurye
- Ukrainian: кур'єр
- Vietnamese: người đưa thư
British English: courier VERB
If you courier something somewhere, you send it there by courier.
I couriered it to the company's manager.
- American English: courier
- Brazilian Portuguese: fazer transporte
- Chinese: 让信使送
- European Spanish: enviar por mensajería
- French: envoyer par coursierN
- German: per Kurier senden
- Italian: inviare tramite corriere
- Japanese: 宅配便で送る
- Korean: 택배로 보내다
- European Portuguese: enviar por transporte rápido
- Spanish: enviar por mensajería
Definition of courier from the Collins English Dictionary
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