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English Dictionary: Herald by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
herald
n
  1. (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
    Synonym(s): herald, trumpeter
  2. something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    Synonym(s): harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor
v
  1. foreshadow or presage [syn: announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald]
  2. praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
    Synonym(s): acclaim, hail, herald
  3. greet enthusiastically or joyfully
    Synonym(s): hail, herald
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Herald \Her"ald\, n. [OE. herald, heraud, OF. heralt, heraut,
      herault, F. h[82]raut, LL. heraldus, haraldus, fr. (assumed)
      OHG. heriwalto, hariwaldo, a (civil) officer who serves the
      army; hari, heri, army + waltan to manage, govern, G. walten;
      akin to E. wield. See {Harry}, {Wield}.]
      1. (Antiq.) 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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Herald \Her"ald\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heralded}; p. pr. & vb.
      n. {Heralding}.] [Cf. OF. herauder, heraulder.]
      To introduce, or give tidings of, as by a herald; to
      proclaim; to announce; to foretell; to usher in. --Shak.

From U.S. Gazetteer (1990) [gazetteer]:
   Herald, CA
      Zip code(s): 95638
   Herald, IL
      Zip code(s): 62845
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