verb (used with object)
- herald moth,
- herald's trick,
- heralds' college
Origin of herald
Examples from the Web for herald
Check: “This atom smashing business is going to herald the final victory of the machine.”Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness|Ronald K. Fried|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Herald asked her to be a freelance reporter, but not because of her notorious status.Amanda Knox, Cub Reporter: The Convicted Murderer Is Now Writing Theater Reviews for a Small Seattle Paper|Justin Miller|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of the reporters from New York was Herbert Bayard Swope, then of the Herald.
Foss occasionally supplied pulpits in Baltimore and its suburbs, to the derision of the Herald agnostics.
The Kentucky senator was supposed to herald a newly dovish GOP.
Their following was discouraged, and they themselves feared lest the General should be the herald of armies.The River War|Winston S. Churchill
Then he summoned the people through a herald by a consecrated form of words.
The editor of the Herald has lived a good deal longer than he ought to have done, but it is to be hoped that he can't live always.The American Joe Miller|Various
Good, my lad,” said Cuchulain; “these are the tokens of a herald.Irish Fairy Tales|Edmond Leamy
The English returned no answer to the herald, as no command or order had been given.The Three Perils of Man, Vol. 1 (of 3)|James Hogg
- a person who announces important news
- (as modifier)herald angels
Word Origin for herald
late 13c. (in Anglo-Latin); c.1200 as a surname, "messenger, envoy," from Anglo-French heraud, Old French heraut, hiraut (12c.), perhaps from Frankish *hariwald "commander of an army," from Proto-Germanic *harja "army" (from PIE root *koro- "war;" see harry) + *waldaz "to command, rule" (see wield). The form fits, but the sense evolution is difficult to explain, unless in reference to the chief officer of a tournament, who introduced knights and made decisions on rules (which was one of the early senses, often as heraud of armes, though not the earliest in English).
late 14c., "to sound the praises of," from herald (n.). Related: Heralded; heralding.