- 1A person who writes letters on a regular basis: she wasn’t much of a correspondentMore example sentences
- I love letters, too; I think I would write more letters, if I had a regular correspondent.
- Most correspondents conclude their letters with a forename or initials.
- I suggested that my correspondent should think about writing to me with something a little more sensible.
- 2 [often with adjective or noun modifier] A person employed to report for a newspaper or broadcasting organization: a cricket correspondentMore example sentences
reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, commentator, chronicler; special correspondent, foreign correspondent; British pressman; North American legman, wireman; Australian roundsmanNorth American • informal newsy
- I remember having lunch with a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper in the early 1990s.
- In Germany in 1932, Reuters had one chief correspondent, and one full-time assistant.
- She has been a TV news correspondent, a foreign documentaries presenter and writer, and a newspaper columnist.
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late Middle English (as an adjective): from Old French correspondant or medieval Latin correspondent- 'corresponding', from the verb correspondere (see correspond).