verb (used with object)
- herald moth,
- herald's trick,
- heralds' college
Origin of herald
Examples from the Web for heralded
After a few hundred years, these voices start to resemble doomsday cultists—the end is often heralded but never delivered.Why Are Millennials Unfriending Organized Religion?|Vlad Chituc|November 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even so, the fact that the show will be putting an end to one of those awful words should be heralded as a victory.
The Republican Governor of Louisiana was heralded as the new face of the party practically since he was first elected in 2007.
It has been eight years to the day since the Xbox 360 heralded the 7th generation of video game consoles.
The move was heralded as a bipartisan victory by some, but certainly not all.
Dawn came on apace, heralded by the singing of birds, and the splashing of fish in search of the early insect.Canoe Boys and Campfires|William Murray Graydon
He was heralded as traitor, deserter of his people, deserter of Democracy, etc.Lee and Longstreet at High Tide|Helen D. Longstreet
Blinding but not burning, heralded by a keen wind, it came by me and passed; a swift wind followed it as it went.Lore of Proserpine|Maurice Hewlett
The woman stood a moment in the cold draught of the wind that heralded dawn.Bruce of the Circle A|Harold Titus
It was the soft, effulgent light which heralded the full, rising moon.The One-Way Trail|Ridgwell Cullum
- a person who announces important news
- (as modifier)herald angels
Word Origin for herald
late 14c., "to sound the praises of," from herald (n.). Related: Heralded; heralding.
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).