harbinger(redirected from harbingers)
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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.
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
(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)
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.
harbinger- Originally, one who provided lodging or acted as a host.
See also related terms for host.
Past participle: harbingered
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|Noun||1.||harbinger - something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone|
|Verb||1.||harbinger - foreshadow or presage |
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"