Associations to the word «Herald»


HERALD, noun. A messenger, especially one bringing important news.
HERALD, noun. A harbinger, giving signs of things to come.
HERALD, noun. (heraldry) An official whose speciality is heraldry, especially one between the ranks of pursuivant and king of arms.
HERALD, noun. (entomology) A moth of the species Scoliopteryx libatrix.
HERALD, verb. (transitive) To proclaim or announce an event.

Dictionary definition

HERALD, noun. (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet".
HERALD, noun. Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.
HERALD, verb. Foreshadow or presage.
HERALD, verb. Praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein".
HERALD, verb. Greet enthusiastically or joyfully.

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.