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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
(Biography) a variant spelling of (James) Ussher

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 ?
Once, when I arrived at six o'clock, Lena was ushering out a fidgety mother and her awkward, overgrown daughter.
Just within the entrance, however, stood two serving-men, pointing some of the guests to the neighborhood of the kitchen and ushering others into the statelier rooms,--hospitable alike to all, but still with a scrutinizing regard to the high or low degree of each.
The jailer, after ushering him into the room, remained a moment, marvelling at the comparative quiet that followed his entrance; for Hester Prynne had immediately become as still as death, although the child continued to moan.