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Definitions of usher

  1. an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. someone employed to conduct others Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. To announce; show in. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. 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.
  11. To introduce: to forerun. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. USHERSHIP. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. 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.
  14. To attend as an usher; introduce. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. To introduce as forerunner; to forerun. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. 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.
  20. To give entrance to; to accompany and introduce; to introduce. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. This word Is said to be derived from "huissier," and is the name of a subor- dinate officer in some English courts of law. Archb. Pr. 25. USHER OF THE BLACK ROD. The gentleman usher of the black rod is an officer of the house of lords appointed by let- DSO 1191 USURIOUS lers patent from the crown. His duties are, by himself or deputy, to desire the attendance of the commons in the house of peers when the royal assent is given to bills, either by the king in person or by commission, to execute orders for the commitment of persons guilty of breach of privilege, and also to assist in the introduction of peers when they take the oaths and their seats. Brown. thelawdictionary.org
  22. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. 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. dictgcide_fs
  24. ush'[.e]r, n. one who meets people at the door of a hall, &c., and conducts them to seats, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank: an under-teacher or assistant.--v.t. to introduce: to forerun.--ns. USH'ERANCE; USH'ERDOM, USH'ERSHIP.--adjs. USH[=E]'RIAN; USH'ERLESS. [O. Fr. ussier (Fr. huissier)--L. ostiarius, a door-keeper--ostium, a door.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. Officer or servant acting as doorkeeper of a court &c., showing persons to seats in public hall &c., or walking before person of rank, as (gentleman u. of the) BLACK rod; (now contempt.) under-teacher, assistant schoolmaster. Hence ushership n. (Vb) act as u. to, precede (person) as u., announce, show in &c., as was at length ushered (in)to his presence, star ushers in the dawn. [Anglo French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Norman French , French] An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, or the like; an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank;—an under-teacher or assistant to the preceptor of a school. Cabinet Dictionary

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