Cou"ri*er (k??"r?-?r), n. [F. courrier, fr. courre, courir, to run, L. currere. See Course, Current.]
A messenger sent with haste to convey letters or dispatches, usually on public busuness.
The wary Bassa . . . by speedy couriers, advertised Solyman of the enemy's purpose.
An attendant on travelers, whose business it is to make arrangements for their convenience at hotels and on the way.
© Webster 1913.