Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 534 (Messenger)

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#534. Messenger.-- N. messenger, envoy, emissary, legate; nuncio, internuncio[obs]; ambassador &c (diplomatist) 758.

marshal, flag bearer, herald, crier, trumpeter, bellman[obs], pursuivant[obs], parlementaire[Fr], apparitor[obs].

courier, runner; dak[obs], estafette[obs]; Mercury, Iris, Ariel[obs].

commissionaire[Fr]; errand boy, chore boy; newsboy.

mail, overnight mail, express mail, next-day delivery; post, post office; letter bag; delivery service; United Parcel Service, UPS; Federal Express, Fedex.

telegraph, telephone; cable, wire (electronic information transmission); carrier pigeon.

[person reporting news: see news &c. 532] reporter, gentleman of the press, representative of the press; penny-a-liner; special correspondent, own correspondent; spy, scout; informer &c. 527.