a person who escorts people to seats in a theater, church, etc.
a person acting as an official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
a male attendant of a bridegroom at a wedding.
an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank.
British Archaic. a subordinate teacher or an assistant in a school.
to act as an usher to; lead, introduce, or conduct: She ushered them to their seats.
to attend or bring at the coming or beginning; precede or herald (usually followed by in): to usher in the new theater season.
to act as an usher: He ushered at the banquet.
- ush·er·ship, noun
- un·der·ush·er, noun
- un·ush·ered, adjective
Other definitions for Usher (2 of 2)
James. Ussher, James.
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How to use usher in a sentence
It would also help usher in a new, significantly more balkanized era, where advertisers will have to use the different identifiers and tech of a small handful of walled gardens, even to reach what many describe as the open internet.Amid post-cookie confusion, Amazon plans to launch an identifier of its own | Max Willens | June 1, 2021 | Digiday
Don’t be surprised if Riverboat Ron, whose roster and staff is already packed with former Panthers employees, attempts to bring a few stadium ushers, concession workers and parking attendants back on the team plane.Which Washington Football Team games will be most fun to watch? We rated them all. | Scott Allen | May 13, 2021 | Washington Post
The storm threat diminishes overnight as a wind from the north ushers in drier and somewhat cooler air, dropping lows to the low-to-mid 50s under partly cloudy skies.D.C.-area forecast: Surge of warmth today with a few late-day storms possible | Brian Jackson | April 11, 2021 | Washington Post
Although when ushers at the Daryl Roth told me that the bathrooms were shut and that patrons would have to use a nearby Starbucks, I did have a moment of anxiety that I would need to run for a, er, latte break.
Whether they’re watching a video from a manufacturer or a content creator, this might help usher viewers along their customer journey.FLoC testing hits a snag in Europe; Wednesday’s daily brief | George Nguyen | March 24, 2021 | Search Engine Land
And the days in which a director, even Alfred Hitchcock, can get him for a million are gone the way of the sweet-tempered usher.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
The usher is from the Bismarck Food Service, wearing a blue Bismarck jersey, carrying a Bismarck bucket filled with soft drinks.
In the description of “The House of usher,” position emphasizes the barely perceptible fissure.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Is usher described at all when Poe says, “I gazed upon him with a feeling half of pity, half of awe”?English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
With the dear Dominie's note promising to be an usher came an antique silver casket filled with white heather.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
The usher signed to Heriot to advance, and the honest citizen was presently introduced into the cabinet of the Sovereign.The Fortunes of Nigel | Sir Walter Scott
usher was present at the execution of Strafford, and ministered to him in his last moments.Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Carlisle | C. King Eley
British Dictionary definitions for usher (1 of 2)
an official who shows people to their seats, as in a church or theatre
a person who acts as doorkeeper, esp in a court of law
(in England) a minor official charged with maintaining order in a court of law
an officer responsible for preceding persons of rank in a procession or introducing strangers at formal functions
British obsolete a teacher
to conduct or escort, esp in a courteous or obsequious way
(usually foll by in) to be a precursor or herald (of)
British Dictionary definitions for Usher (2 of 2)
a variant spelling of (James) Ussher
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