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herald

noun

1 herald

formal A person who announces important news:
— The chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet.

synonym: trumpeter.

Roget 534: messenger, envoy, emissary, legate; nuncio, internuncio; ambassador etc. (diplomatist) 758.    marshal, flag bearer, herald, crier, ... show more

Dutch: aankondiger, verkondiger
Polish: herold



2 herald

Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.

synonyms: forerunner, harbinger, precursor, predecessor.

Roget 64: precursor, antecedent, precedent, predecessor; forerunner, vancourier, avant-coureur [Fr.], pioneer, prodrome, prodromos, prodromus, outrider; leader, bellwether; ... show more

Dutch: voorbode, voorloper, voorteken
Polish: zwiastun, prognostyk, zapowiedź

verb

1 herald

Foreshadow or presage.

synonyms: announce, annunciate, foretell, harbinger.

Roget 116: precede, come before; forerun; go before etc. (lead) 280; preexist; dawn; presage etc. 511; herald, usher in.    ... show more

Roget 531: publish; make public, make known etc. (information) 527; speak of, talk of; broach, utter; put forward; circulate, propagate, ... show more

Roget 511: predict, prognosticate, prophesy, vaticinate, divine, foretell, soothsay, augurate, tell fortunes; cast a horoscope, cast a nativity; advise; forewarn ... show more

Roget 280: go before, go ahead, go in the van, go in advance; precede, forerun; usher in, introduce, herald, head, take the lead; lead the way, lead the dance; get the start, ... show more

Dutch: aankondigen

2 herald

Praise vociferously.

synonyms: acclaim, hail.

3 herald

Greet enthusiastically or joyfully.

synonym: hail.


Moby thesaurus: Clarenceux, College of Arms, Gabriel, Garter, Lyon, Norroy, Norroy and Ulster, ancestor, announce, announcer, antecede, antecedent, antedate, anticipate, avant-garde, ballyhoo, be before, be early, bellwether, blare ... show more.

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