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har·bin·ger

 (här′bĭn-jər)
n.
One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
tr.v. har·bin·gered, har·bin·ger·ing, har·bin·gers
To signal the approach of; presage.

[Middle English herbengar, person sent ahead to arrange lodgings, from Old French herbergeor, from herbergier, to provide lodging for, from herberge, lodging, of Germanic origin; see koro- in Indo-European roots.]

harbinger

(ˈhɑːbɪndʒə)
n
1. a person or thing that announces or indicates the approach of something; forerunner
2. (Historical Terms) obsolete a person sent in advance of a royal party or army to obtain lodgings for them
vb
(tr) to announce the approach or arrival of
[C12: from Old French herbergere, from herberge lodging, from Old Saxon heriberga; compare Old High German heriberga army shelter; see harry, borough]

har•bin•ger

(ˈhɑr bɪn dʒər)

n.
1. one that announces or foreshadows the approach of someone or something; forerunner; herald.
2. a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations.
v.t.
3. to act as harbinger to; herald the coming of.
[1125–75; late Middle English herbenger, alter. of Middle English herbegere, dissimilated variant of Old French herberg(i)ere host =herberg(ier) to shelter (< Germanic; see harbor) + -iere -er2]

harbinger

- Originally, one who provided lodging or acted as a host.
See also related terms for host.

harbinger


Past participle: harbingered
Gerund: harbingering

Imperative
harbinger
harbinger
Present
I harbinger
you harbinger
he/she/it harbingers
we harbinger
you harbinger
they harbinger
Preterite
I harbingered
you harbingered
he/she/it harbingered
we harbingered
you harbingered
they harbingered
Present Continuous
I am harbingering
you are harbingering
he/she/it is harbingering
we are harbingering
you are harbingering
they are harbingering
Present Perfect
I have harbingered
you have harbingered
he/she/it has harbingered
we have harbingered
you have harbingered
they have harbingered
Past Continuous
I was harbingering
you were harbingering
he/she/it was harbingering
we were harbingering
you were harbingering
they were harbingering
Past Perfect
I had harbingered
you had harbingered
he/she/it had harbingered
we had harbingered
you had harbingered
they had harbingered
Future
I will harbinger
you will harbinger
he/she/it will harbinger
we will harbinger
you will harbinger
they will harbinger
Future Perfect
I will have harbingered
you will have harbingered
he/she/it will have harbingered
we will have harbingered
you will have harbingered
they will have harbingered
Future Continuous
I will be harbingering
you will be harbingering
he/she/it will be harbingering
we will be harbingering
you will be harbingering
they will be harbingering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been harbingering
you have been harbingering
he/she/it has been harbingering
we have been harbingering
you have been harbingering
they have been harbingering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been harbingering
you will have been harbingering
he/she/it will have been harbingering
we will have been harbingering
you will have been harbingering
they will have been harbingering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been harbingering
you had been harbingering
he/she/it had been harbingering
we had been harbingering
you had been harbingering
they had been harbingering
Conditional
I would harbinger
you would harbinger
he/she/it would harbinger
we would harbinger
you would harbinger
they would harbinger
Past Conditional
I would have harbingered
you would have harbingered
he/she/it would have harbingered
we would have harbingered
you would have harbingered
they would have harbingered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.harbinger - something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
Verb1.harbinger - foreshadow or presageharbinger - foreshadow or presage    
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

harbinger

noun (Literary) sign, indication, herald, messenger, omen, precursor, forerunner, portent, foretoken a harbinger of winter

harbinger

noun
One that indicates or announces someone or something to come:
Translations
airut
boðberi

harbinger

[ˈhɑːbɪndʒəʳ] N (= person) → heraldo m, precursor m; (= sign) → presagio m, precursor m
harbinger of doompresagio m del desastre
the swallow is a harbinger of springla golondrina anuncia la venida de la primavera

harbinger

[ˈhɑːrbɪndʒər] (literary) nsigne m avant-coureur

harbinger

n (liter)Herold m (liter), → (Vor)bote m/-botin f