Delivery vs Courier - What's the difference?

delivery | courier |

As a noun delivery

is the act of conveying something.

As a proper noun courier is

a monospace font that resembles the characters produced by a typewriter.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • The act of conveying something.
  • The delivery was completed by four.
    delivery of a nuclear missile to its target
  • The item which has been conveyed.
  • Your delivery is on the table.
  • The act of giving birth
  • The delivery was painful.
  • (baseball) A pitching motion.
  • ''His delivery has a catch in it.
  • (baseball) A thrown pitch.
  • ''Here is the delivery ; ... strike three!
  • The manner of speaking.
  • The actor's delivery was flawless.
  • * 1919 ,
  • I shall not tell what Dr. Coutras related to me in his words, but in my own, for I cannot hope to give at second hand any impression of his vivacious delivery .
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 3 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992) citation , page= , passage=Half of the comedy in West’s self-deprecating appearance on “Mr. Plow” comes from the veteran actor’s purring, self-satisfied delivery as he tells a deeply unnerved Bart and Lisa of the newfangled, less groovy cinematic Batman}}
  • (medicine) administration of a drug
  • Drug delivery system .
  • (cricket) A ball .
  • (curling) The process of throwing a stone.
  • Derived terms

    * delivery room * special delivery




    (en noun)
  • A person who looks after and guides tourists.
  • A person who delivers messages.
  • A company that delivers messages.
  • A company that transports goods.
  • (internet) A user who earns access to a topsite by uploading warez.
  • * 2005 , Paul Craig, Ron Honick, Mark Burnett, Software Piracy Exposed (page 2)
  • These sites have enormous hard drives and bandwidth for couriers to distribute the software from one site to the next.


    * (person who looks after and guides tourists) guide, rep, tourist guide * (person who delivers messages) messenger * (company that delivers messages) * (company that transports goods) * (user who uploads to a topsite)


    (en verb)
  • To deliver by courier.
  • We'll have the contract couriered to you.