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usher

noun

1 Usher

Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656).

synonyms: James Usher, James Ussher, Ussher.



2 usher

An official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber.

synonym: doorkeeper.

Roget 746: subject, liegeman; servant, retainer, follower, henchman, servitor, domestic, menial, help, lady help, employe, attache; ... show more

Dutch: plaatsaanwijzer
Polish: wo┼║ny

3 usher

Someone employed to conduct others.

synonym: guide.

Roget 540: teacher, trainer, instructor, institutor, master, tutor, director, Corypheus, dry nurse, coach, grinder, crammer, don; governor, ... show more

verb

1 usher

Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums:
— The usher showed us to our seats.

synonym: show.

Roget 296: give entrance to, give admittance to, give the entree; introduce, intromit; usher, admit, receive, import, bring in, open the door to, throw in, ingest, absorb, ... show more

Roget 894: be courteous etc. adj.; show courtesy etc. n.. mind one's P's and Q's, behave oneself, be all things to all men, conciliate, speak one fair, take in good part; make the amiable, do the amiable; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Ganymede, Hebe, MC, airline hostess, airline stewardess, attend, attendant, auteur, ballyhoo man, barker, batman, bellboy, bellhop, bellman, best man, bodyguard, bootblack, boots, bridemaiden, bridesmaid ... show more.

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