harbinger definition

  • noun:
    • one which shows or foreshadows what's in the future; a forerunner.
    • you or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something like that.
    • a person who provides lodgings; specially, the officer associated with English royal home who formerly preceded the courtroom whenever taking a trip, to supply and prepare lodgings.
    • A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.
    • person who provides or protects lodging for another; specifically, a royal officer which rode each day's trip prior to the judge whenever taking a trip, to supply lodgings as well as other accommodations.
    • one that or whatever precedes and provides notice associated with coming of someone else or thing; a forerunner; a precursor.
    • a thing that precedes and shows the approach of anything or some one
  • verb-transitive:
    • To signal the method of; presage.
    • To usher in; become a harbinger of.
  • verb:
    • To announce; to be a harbinger of.
    • foreshadow or presage
  • others:
    • To precede; behave as a harbinger to; serve as an omen or indication of; presage; announce.

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