|1.||a person who takes messages from one person or group to another or others|
|2.||a person who runs errands or is employed to run errands|
|3.||a carrier of official dispatches; courier|
|a. a light line used to haul in a heavy rope|
|b. an endless belt of chain, rope, or cable, used on a powered winch to take off power|
|5.||archaic a herald|
|[C13: from Old French messagier, from |
(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).