Usher

Definition of Usher

Ush´er
n.1.
1.An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc.
These are the ushers of Marcius.
- Shak.
2.An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school.
v. t.1.To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; - sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher forth the guests; to usher a visitor into the room.
[imp. & p. p. Ushered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Ushering.]
The stars that usher evening rose.
- Milton.
The Examiner was ushered into the world by a letter, setting forth the great genius of the author.
- Addison.

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