herald
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French heraud, herald, from Frankish *heriwald-, literally, leader of an armed force, from *heri- army + *wald- rule; akin to Old High German heri- army, waltan to rule — more at harry, wield 1. a. an official at a tournament of arms with duties including the making of announcements and the marshaling of combatants b. an officer with the status of ambassador acting as official messenger between leaders especially in war c. (1) officer of arms (2) an officer of arms ranking above a pursuivant and below a king of arms 2. an official crier or messenger 3. a. one that precedes or foreshadows b. one that conveys news or proclaims ; announcer <
it was the lark, the herald of the morn — Shakespeare
>
c. one who actively promotes or advocates ; exponent Synonyms: see forerunner II. transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to give notice of ; announce 2. a. to greet especially with enthusiasm ; hail <
doctors are heralding a new drug
>
b. publicize 3. to signal the approach of ; foreshadow

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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