herald Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “herald” in the English Dictionary

"herald" in British English

See all translations

heraldverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈher.əld/ formal
to be a ​sign that something ​important, and often good, is ​starting to ​happen, or to make something ​publiclyknown, ​especially by ​celebrating or ​praising it: The president's ​speech heralds a new ​era in ​foreignpolicy. This ​drug has been heralded as a ​majorbreakthrough in the ​fight against ​breastcancer.

heraldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈher.əld/
formal a ​sign that something will ​happen, ​change, etc.: If this first ​opera of the ​season is a herald (= ​sign) of what is to come, we can ​expectgreat things. in the past, a ​person who ​carriedimportantmessages and made ​announcements
(Definition of herald from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"herald" in American English

See all translations

heraldverb [T]

 us   /ˈher·əld/
to ​announce or ​signal that something is ​approaching: The ​tradeagreement heralded a new ​era of ​economic development.
(Definition of herald from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of herald?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


typical of autumn

Word of the Day