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Noun: herald  he-ruld
  1. (formal) a person who announces important news
    "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet";
    - trumpeter
  2. Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
    - harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, precursor
Verb: herald  he-ruld
  1. Foreshadow or presage
    - announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell
  2. Praise vociferously
    "The critics heralded the young pianist as a new Rubinstein";
    - acclaim, hail
  3. Greet enthusiastically or joyfully
    - hail

Derived forms: heralded, heralds, heralding

Type of: applaud, courier, greet, indicant, indication, messenger, recognise [Brit], recognize, tell

Encyclopedia: Herald, William