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herald


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herald  \Her"ald\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Heralded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Heralding}.]  [Cf.  OF  herauder  heraulder.] 
  To  introduce,  or  give  tidings  of  as  by  a  herald;  to 
  proclaim;  to  announce;  to  foretell;  to  usher  in  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Herald  \Her"ald\,  n.  [OE.  herald,  heraud,  OF  heralt,  heraut, 
  herault  F.  h['e]raut,  LL  heraldus  haraldus  fr  (assumed) 
  OHG.  heriwalto  hariwaldo  a  (civil)  officer  who  serves  the 
  army;  hari,  heri,  army  +  waltan  to  manage,  govern,  G.  walten; 
  akin  to  E.  wield.  See  {Harry},  {Wield}.] 
  1.  (Antiq.)  An  officer  whose  business  was  to  denounce  or 
  proclaim  war,  to  challenge  to  battle,  to  proclaim  peace, 
  and  to  bear  messages  from  the  commander  of  an  army.  He  was 
  invested  with  a  sacred  and  inviolable  character. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  herald 
  n  1:  (formal)  a  person  who  announces  important  news  "the 
  chieftain  had  a  herald  who  announced  his  arrival  with  a 
  trumpet" 
  2:  an  indication  of  the  approach  of  something  or  someone  [syn: 
  {harbinger},  {forerunner},  {precursor}] 
  v  1:  foreshadow  or  presage  [syn:  {announce},  {annunciate},  {harbinger}, 
  {foretell}] 
  2:  praise  vociferously  [syn:  {acclaim},  {hail}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Herald,  CA 
  Zip  code(s):  95638 
  Herald,  IL 
  Zip  code(s):  62845 




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