usher

6 ENTRIES FOUND:

1ush·er

noun \ˈə-shər\

: a person who leads people to their seats in a theater, at a wedding, etc.

Full Definition of USHER

1
a :  an officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, or chamber
b :  an officer who walks before a person of rank
c :  one who escorts persons to their seats (as in a theater)
2
archaic :  an assistant teacher

Origin of USHER

Middle English ussher, from Anglo-French ussier, usscher, from Vulgar Latin *ustiarius doorkeeper, from Latin ostium, ustium door, mouth of a river — more at ostium
First Known Use: 13th century

Other Job Terms

factotum, milliner, ostler, scrivener, tinker, webster, wordsmith

Rhymes with USHER

2usher

verb

: to lead (someone) to a place

ush·eredush·er·ing \ˈə-sh(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of USHER

transitive verb
1
:  to conduct to a place
2
:  to precede as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger
3
:  to cause to enter :  introduce <a new theory ushered into the world>
intransitive verb
:  to serve as an usher <usher at a wedding>

Examples of USHER

  1. He ushered them to their seats.
  2. A nurse ushered us into the hospital room.

First Known Use of USHER

1588

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