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herald

[ her-uhld ]SEE DEFINITION OF herald
  • nounomen, messenger
  • verbbring message

Synonyms for herald

  • adviser
  • bearer
  • courier
  • crier
  • forerunner
  • harbinger
  • indication
  • outrider
  • precursor
  • prophet
  • reporter
  • runner
  • sign
  • signal
  • token
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HERALD

It thinks that the Herald is not the leading paper, though it may have Ben-it.

Hinde had recently been appointed editor of the Evening Herald.

He felt much happier when he left the Herald offices than he had felt when he entered them.

Her broad back had been unrecognized by the herald, careless in her haste.

When she came to Plattville, he told her what the editor of the "Herald" had done for him.

This happened each time the editor of the "Herald" joined in the talk.

The editor of the "Herald" was late to his supper that evening.

If we did, what's to keep the 'Herald' alive until McCune lifts his head?

I'd like to hear from the 'Herald' about its policy, if Miss Sherwood will tell us.

I want to make him a present of the 'Herald,' if he'll take it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c. (in Anglo-Latin); c.1200 as a surname, "messenger, envoy," from Anglo-French heraud, Old French heraut, hiraut (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *hariwald "commander of an army," from Proto-Germanic *harja "army" (from PIE root *koro- "war;" see harry) + *waldaz "to command, rule" (see wield). The form fits, but the sense evolution is difficult to explain, unless in reference to the chief officer of a tournament, who introduced knights and made decisions on rules (which was one of the early senses, often as heraud of armes, though not the earliest in English).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HERALD

advertise

verbpublicize for the purpose of selling or causing one to want

announcing

verbdeclare arrival
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