courier


courier
courier cou‧ri‧er [ˈkʊriə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. JOBS TRANSPORT a person or company whose job is to collect packages, documents etc and deliver them somewhere:

• a motorcycle courier

• Harrods had sent the garment by courier.

2. JOBS TRAVEL someone who is employed by a travel company to help people when they are on holiday, for example to give them information or organize trips to interesting places; = escort AmE:

• a courier for a touring holiday company

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courier UK US /ˈkʊriər/ noun [C]
COMMUNICATIONS a person or company whose job is to collect and deliver packages or documents: »

We can send the document by courier.

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a courier service/company/firm

UK a person who works for a travel company looking after a group of people on holiday, dealing with their problems, giving them advice on what to do or see, etc.: »

Our couriers are responsible for making sure that holiday-makers' arrangements run smoothly.

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courier UK US /ˈkʊriər/ verb [T]
COMMUNICATIONS to send a package or document using a courier: »

The replacement part will be couriered to your office within 24 hours.

See Note MAIL(Cf. mail)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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