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HERALD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does herald mean? 

HERALD (noun)
  The noun HERALD has 2 senses:

1. (formal) a person who announces important news
2. an indication of the approach of something or someone

  Familiarity information: HERALD used as a noun is rare.


HERALD (verb)
  The verb HERALD has 3 senses:

1. foreshadow or presage
2. praise vociferously
3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully

  Familiarity information: HERALD used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HERALD (noun)


Sense 1herald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(formal) a person who announces important news

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

herald; trumpeter

Context example:

the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

Hypernyms ("herald" is a kind of...):

courier; messenger (a person who carries a message)

Domain usage:

formality (compliance with formal rules)


Sense 2herald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of the approach of something or someone

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

harbinger; herald; forerunner; precursor

Hypernyms ("herald" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)


HERALD (verb)


Sense 1herald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Foreshadow or presage

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

annunciate; foretell; harbinger; herald; announce

Hypernyms (to "herald" is one way to...):

tell (let something be known)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 2herald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Praise vociferously

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

acclaim; hail; herald

Context example:

The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein

Hypernyms (to "herald" is one way to...):

applaud (express approval of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 3herald [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Greet enthusiastically or joyfully

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

herald; hail

Hypernyms (to "herald" is one way to...):

greet; recognise; recognize (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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