harbinger
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈhɑːbɪndʒə/
  • (America) enPR: härʹbĭnjər, IPA: /ˈhɑɹbɪndʒəɹ/
Noun

harbinger (plural harbingers)

  1. A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.
    • I knew by these harbingers who were coming.
  2. (obsolete) One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when travelling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
Synonyms Translations Verb

harbinger (harbingers, present participle harbingering; past and past participle harbingered)

  1. (transitive) To announce or precede; to be a harbinger of.
Synonyms Translations


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