What does usher mean?

Definitions for usher
ˈʌʃ ərush·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Ussher, James Ussher, Usher, James Ushernoun

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

  2. usher, doorkeepernoun

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

  3. usher, guideverb

    someone employed to conduct others

  4. usher, showverb

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

    "The usher showed us to our seats"

Wiktionary

  1. ushernoun

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

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

  2. ushernoun

    A male escort at a wedding.

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

  3. ushernoun

    A doorkeeper in a courtroom.

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

  4. usherverb

    To guide people to their seats.

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

  5. usherverb

    To accompany or escort (someone).

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

  6. usherverb

    To precede; to act as a forerunner or herald.

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

  7. usherverb

    to lead or guide somewhere

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ushernoun

    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. Ushernoun

    an under teacher, or assistant master, in a school

  3. Usherverb

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Usher

    ush′ėr, n. one who meets people at the door of a hall, &c., and conducts them to seats, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank: an under-teacher or assistant.—v.t. to introduce: to forerun.—ns. Ush′erance; Ush′erdom, Ush′ership.—adjs. Ushē′rian; Ush′erless. [O. Fr. ussier (Fr. huissier)—L. ostiarius, a door-keeper—ostium, a door.]

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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Etymology and Origins

  1. Usher

    From the old French huisher, door, signifies a doorkeeper.

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  2. erhus

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of usher in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of usher in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of usher in a Sentence

  1. Jacqueline LaBayne:

    This is the focus of Freedom Fighters DC beyond this current moment, i just want people to take away that change is on the way, and we are here to usher it in.

  2. Alexandra Rojas:

    As someone who has fought tirelessly for her community against racism and economic insecurity, we're proud to support Rana Abdelhamid's campaign for progressive change, voters and activists all across the district have made clear that they want to help usher in a new generation of leadership into the Democratic Party free of corporate money and dedicated to uplifting all of our communities.

  3. Yim Jong-yong:

    We need to help usher in a virtuous circle by making money flow into productive areas and away from non-productive sectors by removing these festering sores.

  4. Samantha Skey:

    We found the single most significant driver of their perception of what's OK for boys was their parents, it wasn't pop culture or Adam Levine or Usher. It was their parents.

  5. Samantha Skey:

    It wasn't pop culture or Adam Levine or Usher. It was their parents, if their parents think they're strong and appropriately masculine, then they are. Period.

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  • مرشدArabic
  • uixerCatalan, Valencian
  • biletář, uváděč, soudní zřízenecCzech
  • Platzanweiser, GerichtsdienerGerman
  • ταξιθέτηςGreek
  • acomodadora, ujier, ordenanza, portero de estrados, preceder, acomodador, acomodar, acompañar, bedel, anunciarSpanish
  • opastaa, ohjata, kirkonpalvelija, paikannäyttäjä, sulhaspoika, ovenvartija, ennakoida, suntioFinnish
  • escorte, escorter, ouvreuse, placeur, garçon d'honneur, huissierFrench
  • հսկիչ, ուղեկցել, շվեյցար, բարապան, առաջնորդել, դռնապանArmenian
  • precedere, accompagnare, guidare, uscière, maschera, introdurre, precorrere, scortare, messoItalian
  • סַדרָןHebrew
  • taupaepaeMāori
  • aanwijzen, plaatsaanwijzer, begeleidenDutch
  • lanterninhaPortuguese
  • швейцар, шафер, сопровождатьRussian
  • uvádzačSlovak
  • vaktmästareSwedish
  • นำThai
  • thừa phát lạiVietnamese
  • seadöpihijonan, seadöpijonan, seadöpijijonanVolapük
  • 招待员Chinese

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