Definitions for usherˈʌʃ ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ush•erˈʌʃ ər(n.)

  1. a person who escorts people to seats in a theater, church, etc.

  2. an official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. a male attendant of a bridegroom at a wedding.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank.

  5. Archaic. an assistant teacher.

    Category: British

  6. (v.t.)to act as an usher to.

  7. to precede or herald (usu. fol. by in).

  8. (v.i.)to act as an usher.

Origin of usher:

1350–1400; ME uscher doorkeeper < AF usser, OF (h)uissier doorman < L ōsti(um) door +-ārius -ary ; see -er2

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ussher, James Ussher, Usher, James Usher(noun)

    Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)

  2. usher, doorkeeper(noun)

    an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber

  3. usher, guide(verb)

    someone employed to conduct others

  4. usher, show(verb)

    take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

    "The usher showed us to our seats"

Wiktionary

  1. usher(Noun)

    A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.

  2. usher(Noun)

    A male escort at a wedding.

  3. usher(Noun)

    A doorkeeper in a courtroom.

  4. usher(Verb)

    To guide people to their seats.

  5. usher(Verb)

    To accompany or escort (someone).

  6. usher(Verb)

    To precede; to act as a forerunner or herald.

  7. usher(Verb)

    to lead or guide somewhere

  8. Origin: From huissier, from *, from ostiarius, from ostium. Akin to os.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Usher(noun)

    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

  2. Usher(noun)

    an under teacher, or assistant master, in a school

  3. Usher(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Usher

    Usher Raymond IV is an American singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. Usually known by his first name only, Usher rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit, "Nice & Slow". The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the RIAA. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits "U Remind Me" and "U Got It Bad". The album has been certified 4-times platinum by the RIAA. Usher's 2004 album Confessions sold over 10 million copies in the United States, and has been certified diamond by the RIAA. Confessions has the highest first week sales for an R&B artist in history. It spawned four consecutive Billboard number-one hits—"Yeah!", "Burn", "Confessions Part II", and "My Boo". Usher's 2008 album Here I Stand sold over 5 million copies worldwide, and its lead single "Love in This Club" peaked at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100. On March 30, 2010, Usher released his sixth studio album Raymond v. Raymond, which became his third consecutive album to debut at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. It has been certified platinum by the RIAA, and spawned another Billboard Hot 100 number-one hit "OMG". The song became his ninth number one in the United States, making him the first 2010s artist to collect number one singles in three consecutive decades. He later released an extended play and deluxe edition of Raymond v. Raymond, entitled Versus, which debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 chart. Its lead single "DJ Got Us Fallin' in Love" reached number four on the Billboard Hot 100.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. USHER

    One who takes a leading part in a theatre. VACCINATION Where "jabbing the needle" is never a vice.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

usher(noun)

a person who shows people to their seats in a theatre etc.

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