Usher Definition

ŭshər
ushered, ushering, ushers
noun
ushers
A person whose duty it is to show people to their seats in a theater, church, etc.
Webster's New World
A man who attends a bridal party at a wedding.
American Heritage
An official doorkeeper.
Webster's New World
A person whose official duty is to precede someone of rank, as in a procession, or to introduce unacquainted persons at a formal function.
Webster's New World
Any of the groom's attendants at a wedding whose duties include showing guests to their seats and escorting the bridesmaids.
Webster's New World
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verb
ushered, ushering, ushers
To act as an usher to; escort or conduct (others) to seats, etc.
Webster's New World
To lead or conduct.
The host ushered us into the living room.
American Heritage
To precede, or be a forerunner of.
Webster's New World
To serve as an usher.
Ushered every Sunday at church.
American Heritage
To usher is to show people where they are supposed to sit or to introduce inspiring change or the creation of something new.
An example of usher is to lead a person to his seat in a theater.
An example of usher is when a peace treaty is signed that leads to a new era of peace.
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Other Word Forms of Usher

Noun

Singular:
usher
Plural:
ushers

Origin of Usher

  • Middle English doorkeeper from Anglo-Norman usser from Vulgar Latin ūstiārius from Latin ōstiārius from ōstium door ōs- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French (h)uissier, from Vulgar Latin *ustiārius (“doorkeeper"), from Latin ōstiārius, from ostium (“door"). Akin to ōs (“mouth").

    From Wiktionary

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