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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Usher  \Ush"er\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Ushered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  introduce  or  escort,  as  an  usher,  forerunner,  or 
  harbinger;  to  forerun;  --  sometimes  followed  by  in  or  forth; 
  as  to  usher  in  a  stranger;  to  usher  forth  the  guests;  to 
  usher  a  visitor  into  the  room 
  The  stars  that  usher  evening  rose.  --Milton. 
  The  Examiner  was  ushered  into  the  world  by  a  letter, 
  setting  forth  the  great  genius  of  the  author. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Usher  \Ush"er\,  n.  [OE.  ussher,  uschere  OF  ussier  uisser, 
  oissier  hussier,  huissier  fr  L.  ostiarius  a  doorkeeper, 
  fr  ostium  a  door,  entrance,  fr  os  mouth.  See  {Oral},  and 
  cf  {Ostiary}.] 
  1.  An  officer  or  servant  who  has  the  care  of  the  door  of  a 
  court,  hall,  chamber,  or  the  like  hence  an  officer  whose 
  business  it  is  to  introduce  strangers,  or  to  walk  before  a 
  person  of  rank.  Also  one  who  escorts  persons  to  seats  in 
  a  church,  theater,  etc  ``The  ushers  and  the  squires.'' 
  These  are  the  ushers  of  Marcius.  --Shak. 
  Note:  There  are  various  officers  of  this  kind  attached  to  the 
  royal  household  in  England,  including  the  gentleman 
  usher  of  the  black  rod,  who  attends  in  the  House  of 
  Peers  during  the  sessions  of  Parliament,  and  twelve  or 
  more  gentlemen  ushers.  See  {Black  rod}. 
  2.  An  under  teacher,  or  assistant  master,  in  a  school. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  an  official  doorkeeper  as  in  a  courtroom  or  legislative 
  chamber  [syn:  {doorkeeper}] 
  2:  someone  employed  to  conduct  others  [syn:  {guide}] 
  v  :  show  someone  to  their  seats,  as  in  theaters  or 
  auditoriums;  "The  usher  showed  us  to  our  seats"  [syn:  {show}] 

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