Har"bin*ger, v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Harbingered (-jẽrd); p. pr. & vb.
n. Harbingering.] To usher in; to be a
harbinger of. "Thus did the star of religious freedom
harbinger the day." Bancroft.
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.
2. A forerunner; a precursor; a
I knew by these harbingers who were