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Definitions of usher

  1. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To announce; show in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To introduce: to forerun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To attend as an usher; introduce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. To introduce as forerunner; to forerun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. someone employed to conduct others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A doorkeeper; hence, one who directs persons to seats in a church, theater, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. One whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank: an under-teacher or assistant. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. USHERSHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. An officer to introduce strangers, or walk before a person of rank; an under-teacher. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. One who acts as doorkeeper, conducts persons to seats, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. An under teacher. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An officer whose business is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank; an under-teacher or assistant in a school. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. An inferior officer in some English courts of law; in Eng., a subordinate teacher in a school or academy. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for usher

  1. Oldys lived in the back ages of England; he had crept among the dark passages of Time, till, like an old gentleman usher he seemed to be reporting the secret history of the courts which he had lived in. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  2. " He pays me twenty dollars a month," said the usher twenty dollars and my board." – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
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