Courier vs Shipping - What's the difference?

courier | shipping |

As a proper noun courier

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

As a noun shipping is

the transportation of goods.

As a verb shipping is





(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.


    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) schipping, schyppynge, from (etyl) schippen, .


  • The transportation of goods.
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  • The body of ships belonging to one nation, port or industry.
  • Passage or transport on a ship.
  • The cost of sending an item or package via postal services.
  • Navigation.
  • * Shakespeare
  • God send 'em good shipping .
    Derived terms
    * shipping lane

    Etymology 2

    From .