Definitions for: Harbinger

[n] an indication of the approach of something or someone
[v] foreshadow or presage

Webster (1913) Definition: Har"bin*ger, n. [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one
who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F.
h['e]berger, OF. herberge lodging, inn, F. auberge; of German
origin. See Harbor.]
1. One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the
English royal household who formerly preceded the court
when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings. --Fuller.

2. A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.

I knew by these harbingers who were coming.

Har"bin*ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harbingered; p.
pr. & vb. n. Harbingering.]
To usher in; to be a harbinger of. ``Thus did the star of
religious freedom harbinger the day.'' --Bancroft.

Synonyms: announce, annunciate, forerunner, foretell, herald, herald, precursor

See Also: indicant, indication, tell

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