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Definition of 'herald'


  1. (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
       Synonyms: trumpeter
  2. an indication of the approach of something or someone
       Synonyms: harbinger forerunner precursor


  1. foreshadow or presage
       Synonyms: announce annunciate harbinger foretell
  2. praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
       Synonyms: acclaim hail
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully
       Synonyms: hail

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