Usher meaning

ŭshər
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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One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium.
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A man who attends a bridal party at a wedding.
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One who serves as official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
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The definition of an usher is a person who shows people where to sit, especially at a theatre or when attending a wedding.

An example of an usher is a person who is friends with the groom who directs people where to sit as they enter the church for a wedding.

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An official whose duty is to make introductions between unacquainted persons or to precede persons of rank in a procession.
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(archaic) An assistant teacher in a school.
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To serve as an usher to; escort.
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To lead or conduct.

The host ushered us into the living room.

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To precede and introduce; inaugurate.

A celebration to usher in the new century.

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To serve as an usher.

Ushered every Sunday at church.

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An official doorkeeper.
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A person whose duty it is to show people to their seats in a theater, church, etc.
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A person whose official duty is to precede someone of rank, as in a procession, or to introduce unacquainted persons at a formal function.
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Any of the groom's attendants at a wedding whose duties include showing guests to their seats and escorting the bridesmaids.
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(obs.) In Great Britain, an assistant teacher in a boys' school.
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To act as an usher to; escort or conduct (others) to seats, etc.
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To precede, or be a forerunner of.
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A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.
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A male escort at a wedding.
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(dated) An underteacher, or assistant master, in a school.
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To guide people to their seats.
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To accompany or escort (someone).
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(figuratively) To precede; to act as a forerunner or herald.
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(figuratively) To lead or guide somewhere.
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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