verb (used with object)
Origin of herald
Synonyms for herald
Examples from the Web for herald
Contemporary Examples of 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
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
November 4, 2014
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.
A smaller headline in the Herald Tribune stated that Black September, headed by Ali Salameh, had taken credit for the operation.Mossad’s Greatest Female Assassin: An Excerpt From ‘Sylvia Rafael’
Ram Oren, Moti Kfir
September 20, 2014
Historical Examples of herald
It thinks that the Herald is not the leading paper, though it may have Ben-it.
Hinde had recently been appointed editor of the Evening Herald.
He felt much happier when he left the Herald offices than he had felt when he entered them.
Her broad back had been unrecognized by the herald, careless in her haste.Meadow Grass
When she came to Plattville, he told her what the editor of the "Herald" had done for him.The Gentleman From Indiana
- 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.