herald
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈhɛɹəld/
Noun

herald (plural heralds)

  1. A messenger, especially one bringing important news.
    The herald blew his trumpet and shouted that the King was dead.
  2. A harbinger, giving signs of things to come.
    Daffodils are heralds of Spring.
  3. (heraldry) An official whose speciality is heraldry, especially one between the ranks of pursuivant and king-of-arms.
    Rouge Dragon is a herald at the College of Arms.
  4. (entomology) A moth of the species Scoliopteryx libatrix.
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herald (heralds, present participle heralding; past and past participle heralded)

  1. (transitive) To proclaim or announce an event.
    Daffodils herald the Spring.
  2. (transitive, usually passive) To greet something with excitement; to hail.
    The film was heralded by critics.
Synonyms Translations Noun

herald (plural heralds)

  1. Alternative form of hareld#English|hareld (“long-tailed duck”)

Herald
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. CDP in Sacramento County, California.



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