Harbinger

Definition of Harbinger

Har´bin`ger   Pronunciation: hạr´bĭn`jẽrd
n.1.One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
2.A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.
I knew by these harbingers who were coming.
- Landor.
v. t.1.To usher in; to be a harbinger of.
[imp. & p. p. Harbingered (hạr"bĭn*jẽrd); p. pr. & vb. n. Harbingering.]

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Gabriel, ancestor, announce, announcer, antecedent, augury, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, buccinator novi temporis, bushwhacker, evangel, evangelist, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerun, foreshadower, foreshow, foretoken, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, give notice, groundbreaker, guide, herald, herald angel, innovator, lead runner, leader, notify, omen, outrider, pathfinder, pioneer, point, portent, preannounce, precedent, precursor, predecessor, preindicate, premonitor, presage, presager, run before, scout, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker
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