noun Etymology: Middle French avant-courrier, literally, advance courier Date: 1560 archaic forerunner

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  • Vaunt-courier — Vaunt cou ri*er, n. See {Van courier}. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaunt-courier — [vônt′koor′ē ər, vänt′koor′ē ər] n. [aphetic < Fr avant courrier] 1. Obs. a soldier sent out in advance of an army 2. a forerunner; precursor …   English World dictionary

  • vaunt-courier — (ˈ) ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: Middle French avant courrier, literally, advance courier 1. obsolete : avant courier 1 2. : one sent in advance : forerunner …   Useful english dictionary

  • vaunt-courier — /vawnt kerr ee euhr, koor , vahnt /, n. Archaic. a person who goes in advance, as a herald. [1550 60; < F avant courrier forerunner, herald. See AVAUNT, COURIER] * * * …   Universalium

  • vaunt-courier — /vɔnt ˈkʊriə/ (say vawnt kooreeuh) noun Obsolete someone who goes in advance, as a herald. {Old French avaunt courrier fore runner} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vaunt- — prefix an AF. variant of vant . (For examples see vaunt chase, courier, etc.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • vaunt-cour|i|er — «VAWNT KUR ee uhr, VAHNT », noun. 1. a person or thing sent in advance to prepare for or announce the approach of another; forerunner. 2. Obsolete. one of the soldiers or horsemen sent before an army or body of troops; an advance guard; scout.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Van-courier — Van cou ri*er, n. [F. avant courrier. See {Avant}, {Van} of an army, and {Courier}, and cf. {Avant courier}, {Vaunt courier}.] One sent in advance; an avant courier; a precursor. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vant-courier — vant courier, currer ( ier, or, our) obs. ff. vaunt courier …   Useful english dictionary

  • guide — Synonyms and related words: Baedeker, Dutch uncle, Gyropilot, Masan, Polonius, abecedarian, accompany, admonisher, advise, adviser, advisor, advocate, air hole, allegorist, ancestor, ancestral spirits, angel, annotator, announcer, antecedent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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