A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.
A male escort at a wedding.
A doorkeeper in a courtroom.
(dated) An underteacher, or assistant master, in a school.
To guide people to their seats.
* 1836 , , Sketches by Boz , "The curate. The old lady. The half-pay captain."
To accompany or escort (someone).
* 1898 , , The Rise of the Dutch Republic , page 509
- Her entrance into church on Sunday is always the signal for a little bustle in the side aisle, occasioned by a general rise among the poor people, who bow and curtsey until the pew-opener has ushered the old lady into her accustomed seat, dropped a respectful curtsey, and shut the door;
(figuratively) To precede; to act as a forerunner or herald.
* 1912 , Elizabeth Christine Cook, Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704-1750 , page 31
- Margaret was astonished at the magnificence of the apartments into which she was ushered .
(figuratively) to lead or guide somewhere
- Thus the Harvard poets and wits ushered The New England Courant out of existence.
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* usher in
A person who tends sheep, especially a grazing flock.
*:It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. He wore shepherd' s plaid trousers and the swallow-tail coat of the day, with a figured muslin cravat wound about his wide-spread collar.
(lb) Someone who watches over]], [[look after, looks after, or guides somebody.
*1769 , Oxford Standard text, , 23, i,
*:The LORD is my shepherd ; I shall not want.
(lb) The pastor of a church; one who guides others in religion.
* archshepherd, Archshepherd (Koine Greek: 5:4)
* chief shepherd, Chief Shepherd
* shepherd's crook
* shepherd's pie
* herding dog
* herd instinct
* herd's grass
* Herdsman (the constellation )
To watch over; to guide
(Australian rules football) For a player to obstruct an opponent from getting to the ball, either when a teammate has it or is going for it, or if the ball is about to bounce through the goal or out of bounds.