Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun herald

2 senses of herald

Sense 1
herald, trumpeter -- ((formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet")
       => messenger, courier -- (a person who carries a message)

Sense 2
harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor -- (something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone)
       => indication, indicant -- (something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb herald

3 senses of herald

Sense 1
announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald -- (foreshadow or presage)
       => tell -- (let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late")

Sense 2
acclaim, hail, herald -- (praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein")
       => applaud -- (express approval of; "I applaud your efforts")

Sense 3
hail, herald -- (greet enthusiastically or joyfully)
       => greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)

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