verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of usher
Examples from the Web for usher
It would be tempting, at this point, to say that the Internet will corrode religious authority and usher in the Great Secular Age.
This huge transfer, the researchers believe, will usher in what they call “a golden age of philanthropy.”
Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga and new kid on the block, Iggy Azalea were discovered by Akon, Usher, and T.I., respectively.From Public Enemy to Power Broker: Hip-Hop’s the New Global Pop Culture|Lauren DeLisa Coleman|September 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The usher is from the Bismarck Food Service, wearing a blue Bismarck jersey, carrying a Bismarck bucket filled with soft drinks.
The middle of August is supposed to usher in the dog days of summer.
They were to be allowed to usher in the glorious day by the blowing of horns exactly at sunrise.The Peterkin Papers|Lucretia P Hale
I was quite absorbed in the beautiful anthems of the service, when an usher told me some one wished to speak with me.Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time|Franois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
The added insult came when he was compelled to usher Philip to a waiting room.The King of Diamonds|Louis Tracy
He then became a schoolmaster,—or perhaps I had better say usher,—and finally he took orders.An Autobiography|Anthony Trollope
Alongside the revolutionary trade unions were workers' armed organizations ready to usher in the new order by force.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
Word Origin for usher
late 14c., "servant who has charge of doors and admits people to a chamber, hall, etc.," from Anglo-French usser (12c.), from Old French ussier, from Vulgar Latin ustiarius "doorkeeper," from Latin ostiarius "door-keeper," from ostium "door, entrance," related to os "mouth." Fem. form usherette is attested from 1925.
"conduct, escort," 1590s, from usher (n.). Related: Ushered; ushering.