Meaning: a person who carries a message
"Eugenio's our courier.
But he's a splendid courier.
There's a courier coming--hard!
"An intimacy with the courier?" the young man demanded.
"Ho there! brother courier," cried the duke, "who are you?
They treat the courier like a familiar friend--like a gentleman.
"She is a young lady," said Mrs. Costello, "who has an intimacy with her mamma's courier."
Evidently she was rather wild. "Well," he said, "I am not a courier, and yet she was very charming to me."
A courier reported that the Committee of Welcome sent to meet Kerensky at the railway station had been arrested.
As early as the 20th of April, 1498, a fortnight after his accession, Louis XII. addressed to the Venetians a letter "most gracious," says the contemporary chronicler Marino Sanuto, "and testifying great good-will;" and the special courier who brought it declared that the king had written to nobody in Italy except the pope, the Venetians, and the Florentines.