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"courier" in British English

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couriernoun [C]

uk   /ˈkʊr.i.ər/  us   /-i.ɚ/
  • courier noun [C] (ON HOLIDAY)

UK a ​person who ​takescare of a ​group of ​people on ​holiday, ​especially by giving them ​advice on what to do, what to ​see, etc.

courierverb [T]

uk   /ˈkʊr.i.ər/  us   /-i.ɚ/
(Definition of courier from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"courier" in American English

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couriernoun [C]

 us   /ˈkʊər·i·ər, ˈkɜr·i-, ˈkʌr·i-/
a ​person who ​carriesmessages or ​documents for someone ​else
(Definition of courier from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"courier" in Business English

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couriernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkʊriər/
COMMUNICATIONS a ​person or ​company whose ​job is to ​collect and ​deliverpackages or ​documents: We can ​send the ​document by courier. a courier ​service/​company/​firm
UK a ​person who ​works for a ​travelcompany 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' ​arrangementsrun smoothly.

courierverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈkʊriər/
COMMUNICATIONS to ​send a ​package or ​document using a courier: The ​replacementpart will be couriered to your ​office within 24 ​hours.
(Definition of courier from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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