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herald

her·ald

herald

 
pronunciation:
he rld
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a person who conveys or announces official news; messenger.
The herald announced the arrival of the king.
synonyms:
crier, messenger, proclaimer, trumpeter
similar words:
advance man, announcer, courier, envoy, town crier
definition 2: a person or thing that signals the beginning or approach of something.
The daffodil is a herald of spring.
synonyms:
forerunner, harbinger, indication, precursor, sign
similar words:
augury, auspices, foreboding, omen, portent, premonition, signal, symptom
definition 3: an official of former times responsible for conveying royal messages and making proclamations.
similar words:
announcer, crier, envoy, messenger, town crier, trumpeter
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: heralded, heralding, heralds
definition: to announce the approach of; proclaim.
The transistor heralded a new age in electronics.
synonyms:
announce, harbinger, proclaim, usher
similar words:
bode, communicate, indicate, introduce, omen, portend, presage, prognosticate, signal, signify, trumpet