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harbinger

har·bin·ger

harbinger

 
pronunciation:
har bihn gr
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: someone or something that signals or foreshadows a later arrival or occurrence; herald; forerunner.
The robin is a harbinger of spring.The closing down of several newspapers was a harbinger of the dictatorship that was to come.
synonyms:
augury, auspices, forerunner, herald, portent, premonition, presage, sign
similar words:
indication, indicator, messenger, omen, precursor, promise, prophecy, signal
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: harbingered, harbingering, harbingers
definition: to give an early sign of (an approaching person or event).
Tremors in the preceding weeks harbingered the massive earthquake.
synonyms:
bode, foretell, herald, portend, presage
similar words:
announce, foreshadow, indicate, proclaim, signal