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Etymology

From Anglo-Norman heraud, from Old French heraut, hiraut (French: héraut).

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Noun

Singular
herald

Plural
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  1. A messenger, especially one bringing important news.
    • The herald blew his trumpet and shouted that the King was dead.
  2. A harbinger, giving signs of things to come.
    • Daffodils are heralds of Spring.
  3. (heraldry): An official whose speciality is heraldry, especially one between the ranks of pursuivant and king of arms.
    • Rouge Dragon is a herald at the College of Arms.

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Verb

Infinitive
to herald

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to herald (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To proclaim, announce, etc. an event.
    Daffodils herald the Spring.

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