Definitions for Harbingerˈhɑr bɪn dʒər
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harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor(verb)
something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald(verb)
foreshadow or presage
A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.
To announce; to be a harbinger of.
Origin: Originally, a person that is sent in advance to provide lodgings. From herbergeour, from herbergeor ( > French héberger), from *, from harjaz + bergô. Compare German Herberge, Italian albergo, Dutch herberg, English harbour. More at here, borrow.
one who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings
a forerunner; a precursor; a messenger
to usher in; to be a harbinger of
Origin: [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F. hberger, OF. herberge lodging, inn, F. auberge; of German origin. See Harbor.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Oil's collapse was being read as the harbinger of some greater economic malaise.
This shows that the Supreme Court continues to apply close scrutiny to the death penalty. I think it's really a harbinger of the day coming when the Supreme Court is going to strike it down.
Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?
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- herald, anunciar, anunciadorCatalan, Valencian
- Vorbote, Omen, ankündigen, VorzeichenGerman
- πρόδρομος, προάγγελος, προαναγγέλλωGreek
- anunciante, anunciar, anunciadorSpanish
- annoncer, présager, présageFrench
- fyrirboði, boðberi, undanfariIcelandic
- araldo, annunciare, foriero, premonitore, messaggero, profetizzare, premonitrice, presagire, profeta, presagio, precursore, premonireItalian
- voorbode, aankondigenDutch
- провозвестник, предвещать, предвестникRussian
- nagovest, predšasnik, navesnik, najava, nagoveštajSerbo-Croatian
- förebud, förlöpare, förebåda, varslaSwedish
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