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ush·er

 (ŭsh′ər)
n.
1. One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium.
2. A man who attends a bridal party at a wedding.
3. One who serves as official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
4. An official whose duty is to make introductions between unacquainted persons or to precede persons of rank in a procession.
5. Archaic An assistant teacher in a school.
v. ush·ered, ush·er·ing, ush·ers
v.tr.
1. To serve as an usher to; escort.
2. To lead or conduct: The host ushered us into the living room. See Synonyms at guide.
3. To precede and introduce; inaugurate: a celebration to usher in the new century.
v.intr.
To serve as an usher: ushered every Sunday at church.

[Middle English, doorkeeper, from Anglo-Norman usser, from Vulgar Latin *ūstiārius, from Latin ōstiārius, from ōstium, door; see ōs- in Indo-European roots.]

usher

(ˈʌʃə)
n
1. (Professions) an official who shows people to their seats, as in a church or theatre
2. (Law) a person who acts as doorkeeper, esp in a court of law
3. (Professions) a person who acts as doorkeeper, esp in a court of law
4. (Law) (in England) a minor official charged with maintaining order in a court of law
5. (Professions) (in England) a minor official charged with maintaining order in a court of law
6. (Professions) an officer responsible for preceding persons of rank in a procession or introducing strangers at formal functions
7. (Education) obsolete Brit a teacher
8. (Professions) obsolete Brit a teacher
vb (tr)
9. to conduct or escort, esp in a courteous or obsequious way
10. (usually foll by in) to be a precursor or herald (of)
[C14: from Old French huissier doorkeeper, from Vulgar Latin ustiārius (unattested), from Latin ostium door]

Usher

(ˈʌʃə)
n
(Biography) a variant spelling of (James) Ussher

ush•er

(ˈʌʃ ər)

n.
1. a person who escorts people to seats in a theater, church, etc.
2. an official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom.
3. a male attendant of a bridegroom at a wedding.
4. an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank.
5. Archaic. an assistant teacher.
v.t.
6. to act as an usher to.
7. to precede or herald (usu. fol. by in).
v.i.
8. to act as an usher.
[1350–1400; Middle English uscher doorkeeper < Anglo-French usser, Old French (h)uissier doorman < Latin ōsti(um) door + -ārius -ary; see -er2]

usher


Past participle: ushered
Gerund: ushering

Imperative
usher
usher
Present
I usher
you usher
he/she/it ushers
we usher
you usher
they usher
Preterite
I ushered
you ushered
he/she/it ushered
we ushered
you ushered
they ushered
Present Continuous
I am ushering
you are ushering
he/she/it is ushering
we are ushering
you are ushering
they are ushering
Present Perfect
I have ushered
you have ushered
he/she/it has ushered
we have ushered
you have ushered
they have ushered
Past Continuous
I was ushering
you were ushering
he/she/it was ushering
we were ushering
you were ushering
they were ushering
Past Perfect
I had ushered
you had ushered
he/she/it had ushered
we had ushered
you had ushered
they had ushered
Future
I will usher
you will usher
he/she/it will usher
we will usher
you will usher
they will usher
Future Perfect
I will have ushered
you will have ushered
he/she/it will have ushered
we will have ushered
you will have ushered
they will have ushered
Future Continuous
I will be ushering
you will be ushering
he/she/it will be ushering
we will be ushering
you will be ushering
they will be ushering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been ushering
you have been ushering
he/she/it has been ushering
we have been ushering
you have been ushering
they have been ushering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been ushering
you will have been ushering
he/she/it will have been ushering
we will have been ushering
you will have been ushering
they will have been ushering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been ushering
you had been ushering
he/she/it had been ushering
we had been ushering
you had been ushering
they had been ushering
Conditional
I would usher
you would usher
he/she/it would usher
we would usher
you would usher
they would usher
Past Conditional
I would have ushered
you would have ushered
he/she/it would have ushered
we would have ushered
you would have ushered
they would have ushered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Usher - Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656)
2.usher - an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamberusher - an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
functionary, official - a worker who holds or is invested with an office
3.usher - someone employed to conduct othersusher - someone employed to conduct others  
escort - an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
usherette - a female usher
Verb1.usher - take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriumsusher - take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
lead, guide, take, conduct, direct - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
marshal - lead ceremoniously, as in a procession

usher

verb
1. escort, lead, direct, guide, conduct, pilot, steer, show They were quickly ushered away.
noun
1. attendant, guide, doorman, usherette, escort, doorkeeper He did part-time work as an usher in a theatre.
usher something in introduce, launch, bring in, precede, initiate, herald, pave the way for, ring in, open the door to, inaugurate a unique opportunity to usher in a new era of stability in Europe

usher

noun
Something or someone that shows the way:
verb
To show the way to:
phrasal verb
usher in
1. To make known the presence or arrival of:
2. To begin (something) with preliminary or prefatory material:
Translations
حاجِب، مُرْشِديَقودُ، يُرشِدُ
-kauvaděčuvést
billetkontrollørvise
jegyszedõ
sætavísavísa/fylgja til sætis/borîs
kapeldineristvarkdarys
aizvestievestpavadītvietu ierādītājs
lanterninha
uvádzač
teşrifatçıyer göstericiyer göstermek

usher

[ˈʌʃəʳ]
A. N (in court etc) → ujier mf; (in theatre, cinema etc) → acomodador(a) m/f; (at public meeting etc) → guardia mf de sala, encargado/a m/f del orden
B. VT to usher sb into a roomhacer pasar a algn a un cuarto
to usher sb to the door; usher sb outacompañar a algn a la puerta
to usher sb out [+ unwanted individual] → hacer salir a algn
usher in VT + ADV [+ person] → hacer pasar a (Theat etc) → acomodar a, conducir su sitio
I was ushered in by the butlerel mayordomo me hizo pasar
it ushered in a new reignanunció un nuevo reinado, marcó el comienzo de un nuevo reinado
summer was ushered in by stormsel verano empezó con tormentas

usher

[ˈʌʃər]
nplaceur m
vt
to usher sb in → faire entrer qn

usher

n (Theat, at wedding etc) → Platzanweiser(in) m(f); (Jur) → Gerichtsdiener(in) m(f)
vt to usher somebody into a room/to his seatjdn in ein Zimmer/zu seinem Sitz bringen or geleiten (geh); the drunk was discreetly ushered out (of the hall)der Betrunkene wurde unauffällig (aus dem Saal) hinauskomplimentiert

usher

[ˈʌʃəʳ]
1. n (Law) → usciere m; (in theatre, cinema) → maschera; (at wedding) valletto che accompagna gli ospiti ai loro posti
2. vt to usher sb infar entrare qn
it ushered in a new era (fig) → ha inaugurato una nuova era

usher

(ˈaʃə) feminine ˌusheˈrette (-ˈret) noun
a person who shows people to their seats in a theatre etc.
verb
to lead, escort. The waiter ushered him to a table.
References in classic literature ?
Elton; but he was actually hurried off by Miss Bates, she jumped away from him at last abruptly to the Coles, to usher in a letter from her niece.
Mell, formerly poor pinched usher to my Middlesex magistrate, when Mr.
About them frisking playd All Beasts of th' Earth, since wilde, and of all chase In Wood or Wilderness, Forrest or Den; Sporting the Lion rampd, and in his paw Dandl'd the Kid; Bears, Tygers, Ounces, Pards Gambold before them, th' unwieldy Elephant To make them mirth us'd all his might, & wreathd His Lithe Proboscis; close the Serpent sly Insinuating, wove with Gordian twine His breaded train, and of his fatal guile Gave proof unheeded; others on the grass Coucht, and now fild with pasture gazing sat, Or Bedward ruminating: for the Sun Declin'd was hasting now with prone carreer To th' Ocean Iles, and in th' ascending Scale Of Heav'n the Starrs that usher Evening rose: When SATAN still in gaze, as first he stood, Scarce thus at length faild speech recoverd sad.
Let Gurth do thine office, Oswald,'' said Wamba with his usual effrontery; ``the swineherd will be a fit usher to the Jew.
The Sultan of Kashgar no sooner heard these words than he ordered an usher to go to the chief of police and to bring all the persons concerned in the hunchback's death, together with the corpse, that he wished to see once again.
During the whole of a dull, dark, and soundless day in the autumn of the year, when the clouds hung oppressively low in the heavens, I had been passing alone, on horseback, through a singularly dreary tract of country; and at length found myself, as the shades of the evening drew on, within view of the melancholy House of Usher.
He placed his letter in the hands of the usher on duty, who led him into the waiting room and passed on into the interior of the palace.
The valet de chambre had received orders to usher him in at once.
Furthermore I say--and lay my saying to your heart--the coming dawn will usher in the ill-omened day that is to sever me from the house of Ulysses, for I am about to hold a tournament of axes.
Whilst walking about in the gallery, from the door to the window, from the window to the door, he thought he saw a cloak like Athos's cross the vestibule; but at the moment he was going to ascertain if it were he, the usher summoned him to his majesty's presence.
Members of the House were very rare, and when Washington was new to the inquiring secretary he used sometimes to mistake them, in the halls and on the staircases where he met them, for the functionaries engaged, under stress, to usher in guests and wait at supper.
Fisher went but by the other door, by which he had entered, and, seeing no sign of Usher, let himself out and betook himself again toward the town.