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Meaning of USHER

Pronunciation:  'ushur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  someone employed to conduct others
  2. [n]  an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber
  3. [n]  Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
  4. [v]  show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"

USHER is a 5 letter word that starts with U.


 Synonyms: doorkeeper, guide, James Usher, James Ussher, show, Ussher
 See Also: archpriest, conduct, direct, escort, functionary, guide, hierarch, high priest, lead, marshal, official, prelate, primate, take, usherette



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ush"er\, n. [OE. ussher, uschere, OF. ussier, uisser,
    oissier, hussier, huissier, fr. L. ostiarius a doorkeeper,
    fr. ostium a door, entrance, fr. os mouth. See {Oral}, and
    cf. {Ostiary}.]
    1. 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. ``The ushers and the squires.''
             These are the ushers of Marcius.      --Shak.
    Note: There are various officers of this kind attached to the
          royal household in England, including the gentleman
          usher of the black rod, who attends in the House of
          Peers during the sessions of Parliament, and twelve or
          more gentlemen ushers. See {Black rod}.
    2. An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school.
  2. \Ush"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ushered}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    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.
          The stars that usher evening rose.       --Milton.
          The Examiner was ushered into the world by a letter,
          setting forth the great genius of the author.