Definition of herald :
1. A forerunner; a a precursor; a harbinger.
2. A proclaimer; one who, or that which, publishes or announces; as, the herald of another's fame.
3. An officer whose business was to denounce or proclaim war, to challenge to battle, to proclaim peace, and to bear messages from the commander of an army. He was invested with a sacred and inviolable character.
4. Any messenger.
5. In the Middle Ages, the officer charged with the above duties, and also with the care of genealogies, of the rights and privileges of noble families, and especially of armorial bearings. In modern times, some vestiges of this office remain, especially in England. See Heralds' College ( below), and King- at- Arms.
6. To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in.
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messenger (part of speech: noun)
publication (part of speech: noun)
gazette, notice, propaganda, post, report, dissemination, bulletin, newsmagazine, promulgation, advertisement, publication, journal, newspaper, handbill, brief, organ, circular, promotion, newsletter, commercial, journalism, review, broadcast, announcement, periodical
omen (part of speech: noun)
- As soon as I got to Marseilles I conducted my niece to Madame Audibert's, and sent Possano and my brother to the " Trieze Cantons" inn, bidding them observe the strictest silence with regard to me, for Madame d'Urfe had been awaiting me for three weeks, and I wished to be my own herald to her. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- Look at yonder herald, with four banners in his hand. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
- You say you have fifty papers daily; but according to my account that copy of the Herald makes fifty- one. - "The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1", Robert H. Newell.