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Definition of "herald" []

  • A person who carries or proclaims important news; a messenger. (noun)
  • One that gives a sign or indication of something to come; a harbinger: The crocus is a herald of spring. (noun)
  • An official whose specialty is heraldry. (noun)
  • An official formerly charged with making royal proclamations and bearing messages of state between sovereigns. (noun)
  • An official who formerly made proclamations and conveyed challenges at a tournament. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "herald" in a sentence
  • "Bozo The Neoclown says: hey pattycakes, you do realize the boston herald is owned by the dreaded new york times. right, shitstain?"
  • "Then I called the herald, and said, "Sound for the fire.""
  • "Before Saladin the Great uttered his last sigh he called the herald who had carried his banner before him in all his battles, and commanded him to fasten to the top of the spear a shroud in which he was to be buried, and to proclaim, "This is all that remains to Saladin the Great of all his glory.""