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usher

ush·er

usher

 
pronunciation:
uh shr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who escorts people to their seats in a church, theater, stadium, or the like.
similar words:
attendant, escort, guide, pilot, usherette
definition 2: one who acts as a doorkeeper, as in a legislative chamber.
synonyms:
doorkeeper
similar words:
bouncer, concierge, doorman, gatekeeper
definition 3: one of the groom's attendants in a wedding.
similar words:
attendant
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: ushered, ushering, ushers
definition 1: to lead, escort, or show (others) (usu. fol. by into, in, out, or to).
We were ushered into the king's presence.
synonyms:
escort
similar words:
accompany, conduct, direct, guide, lead, marshal, pilot, seat, show, squire, steer
definition 2: to come before or announce; lead in; introduce (usu. fol. by in).
The treaty ushered in a new era of peace.
synonyms:
announce, introduce
similar words:
begin, herald, inaugurate, initiate, institute, launch, proclaim, start
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to act or serve as an usher.
similar words:
lead
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