What is the meaning, origin and usage of word ‘Usher’?

Meaning: Usher is used as a verb and a noun. As a verb, it means to show someone where they should go. As a noun, it refers to the person who guides people to their seats in a theatre. It also means to herald something when the term is followed by in.

Origin: The term usher comes from Latin ostiarius meaning doorman or guard posted at the entrance of a building, from ostium meaning ‘door’. It is said to have entered late Middle English (denoting a doorkeeper) from Anglo-Norman French usser, which in turn came from medieval Latin ustiarius.

Usage: When we showed our tickets, the usher helped us to find our seats in the dark in the cinema.

Beautiful cherry blossoms usher in spring.

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