American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.
- v. To signal the approach of; presage.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who provides or secures lodging for another; specifically, a royal officer who rode a day's journey in advance of the court when traveling, to provide lodgings and other accommodations.
- n. One who or that which precedes and gives notice of the coming of some other person or thing; a forerunner; a precursor.
- To precede; act as a harbinger to; serve as an omen or indication of; presage; announce.
- n. A person or thing that foreshadows or foretells the coming of someone or something.
- v. transitive To announce; to be a harbinger of.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings.
- n. A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.
- v. To usher in; to be a harbinger of.
- n. something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
- v. foreshadow or presage
- Originally, a person that is sent in advance to provide lodgings. From Middle English herbergeour, from Old French herbergeor ( > French héberger ("to accommodate, put up")), from Frankish *heriberga ("lodging, inn", literally "army shelter"), from Proto-Germanic *harjaz (“army”) + *bergô (“protection”). Compare German Herberge, Italian albergo, Dutch herberg, English harbour. More at here, borrow. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English herbengar, person sent ahead to arrange lodgings, from Old French herbergeor, from herbergier, to provide lodging for, from herberge, lodging, of Germanic origin; see koro- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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