Definitions for Harbingerˈhɑr bɪn dʒər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
har•bin•gerˈhɑr bɪn dʒər(n.)
one that announces or foreshadows the approach of someone or something; forerunner; herald.
a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations.
(v.t.)to act as harbinger to; herald the coming of.
Origin of harbinger:
1125–75; late ME herbenger, alter. of ME herbegere, dissimilated var. of OF herberg(i)ere host =herberg(ier) to shelter (< Gmc; see harbor ) +-iere -er2
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
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