AskDefine | Define usher

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1 Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656) [syn: Ussher, James Ussher, James Usher]
2 an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber [syn: doorkeeper]
3 someone employed to conduct others [syn: guide] v : show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn: show]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.
  2. A male escort at a wedding.
  3. A doorkeeper in a courtroom.



  1. To act as an usher.
  2. To escort (someone.)

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Extensive Definition

Usher may refer to:



usher in German: Usher
usher in Italian: Usher (disambigua)
usher in Japanese: アッシャー

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