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meanings of herald


  1. An official whose speciality is heraldry, especially one between the ranks of pursuivant and king-of-arms.
  2. Alternative form of hareld (“long-tailed duck").
  3. A moth of the species Scoliopteryx libatrix.
  4. A messenger, especially one bringing important news.
  5. A harbinger, giving signs of things to come.


  1. To greet something with excitement; to hail.
  2. To proclaim or announce an event.


  1. A surname​.
  2. A census-designated place in Sacramento County, California, United States.