Courier vs Courser - What's the difference?

courier | courser |

As a proper noun courier

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

As a noun courser is

a dog used for coursing.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(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.



    (wikipedia courser) (Cursorius)


    (en noun)
  • A dog used for coursing.
  • A person who practises coursing.
  • A hunter.
  • A stone used in building a course.
  • A racehorse or a charger.
  • Any of several species of bird in the genus Cursorius of the family Glareolidae.
  • Derived terms

    * bronze-winged courser, Rhinoptilus chalcopterus * Burchell's courser, Cursorius rufus * cream-coloured courser, Cursorius cursor * double-banded courser, Rhinoptilus africanus * Indian courser, Cursorius coromandelicus * Jerdon's courser, Rhinoptilus bitorquatus * Somali courser, Cursorius somalensis * Temminck's courser, Cursorius temminckii * three-banded courser, Rhinoptilus cinctus


    * OED 2nd edition 1989


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