Meaning: (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
meaning of the word
announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald
Meaning: foreshadow or presage
acclaim, hail, herald
Meaning: praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
A herald stood forward and cried:--
The colonel, the duty of courtesy discharged, resumed his own position of witness and herald.
And then they ate and drank, and comforted their weary souls, till Alcinous called a herald, and bade him go and fetch the harper.
So next morning he sent a herald, and called the kings into the square, and said: "This is a puzzling matter; remember but one thing.
It was to find such a sorrow that Lord Mortimer thus fantastically rode from village to village of his estates, with herald and steward.
When these had approached near enough the herald once more set the trumpet to his lips and blew; and then, unfolding a parchment scroll, read in a loud voice:
Here it must show its purity as absolute director of its own laws, not the herald of those which are whispered to it by an implanted sense or who knows what tutelary nature.
"Hear ye, sir Herald, and answer thus to the rebel Lord of Arkell: 'For the purpose of fighting him came we here, and fight him we will, until he and his rebels are beaten and dead.' Long live our Sovereign Lady of Holland!"
The herald went out, and fetched the harper, and led him in by the hand; and Alcinous cut him a piece of meat from the fattest of the haunch, and sent it to him, and said: "Sing to us, noble harper, and rejoice the heroes' hearts."
And when the herald had finished reading he blew again upon the trumpet three times; and the villagers looked at one another in bewilderment--but some ran down the hill to tell their neighbors of the strange proposal of their lord.