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Definition of "usher" []

  • One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium. (noun)
  • A man who attends a bridal party at a wedding. (noun)
  • One who serves as official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber. (noun)
  • An official whose duty is to make introductions between unacquainted persons or to precede persons of rank in a procession. (noun)
  • Archaic An assistant teacher in a school. (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 "usher" in a sentence
  • "Kids sneaking into and R-rated film and having to be kicked out after a few minutes by n usher is one thing, but when the parents are taking them is another."
  • "Rich Rachman, the main usher at the beach, says he wouldn't trade his job for any in the Padre organization."
  • "As I've stated before, the best usher is one you never see if you don't need to see him (or her)."