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English noun: herald

1. herald (person) (formal) a person who announces important news

SamplesThe chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet.


Broader (hypernym)courier, messenger

Domain usageformality

2. herald (communication) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

Synonymsforerunner, harbinger, precursor, predecessor

Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication

English verb: herald

1. herald (communication) foreshadow or presage

Synonymsannounce, annunciate, foretell, harbinger

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)tell

2. herald (communication) praise vociferously

SamplesThe critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein.

Synonymsacclaim, hail

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)applaud

3. herald (communication) greet enthusiastically or joyfully


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize

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