Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Harbinger (Page: 669)

Har"bin*ger (?), n. [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F. héberger, OF. herberge lodging, inn, F. auberge; of German origin. See Harbor.]

1. One who provides lodgings; especially, the officer of the English royal household who formerly preceded the court when traveling, to provide and prepare lodgings. Fuller.

2. A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger.

I knew by these harbingers who were coming. Landor.

Harbinger (Page: 669)

Har"bin*ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harbingered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Harbingering.] To usher in; to be a harbinger of. Thus did the star of religious freedom harbinger the day." Bancroft.