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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a person who carries a message;
[syn: messenger, courier]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells. [1913 Webster] Yon gray lines That fret the clouds are messengers of day. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 4. (Law) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take charge of the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent. --Bouvier. Tomlins. [1913 Webster] Syn: Carrier; intelligencer; courier; harbinger; forerunner; precursor; herald. [1913 Webster] Messenger bird, the secretary bird, from its swiftness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

messenger n 1: a person who carries a message [syn: messenger, courier]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "messenger": Hermes, Mercury, Pheidippides, ancestor, announcer, antecedent, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, buccinator novi temporis, bushwhacker, commissar, commissary, commissionaire, commissioner, courier, delegate, emissary, envoy, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerunner, foreshadower, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, go-between, gofer, groundbreaker, guide, harbinger, herald, innovator, intermediary, lead runner, leader, legate, minister, nuncio, page, pathfinder, pioneer, point, precedent, precursor, predecessor, premonitor, presager, runner, scout, secretary, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Messenger (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).
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MESSENGER. A person appointed to perform certain duties, generally of a ministerial character. 2. In England, a messenger appointed under the bankrupt laws, is an officer who is authorized to execute the lawful commands of commissioners of bankrupts.