James usher



[uhsh-er] /ˈʌʃ ər/

noun
1.
James, .
[uhsh-er] /ˈʌʃ ər/
noun
1.
James, 1581–1656, Irish prelate and scholar.
/ˈʌʃə/
noun
1.
an official who shows people to their seats, as in a church or theatre
2.
a person who acts as doorkeeper, esp in a court of law
3.
(in England) a minor official charged with maintaining order in a court of law
4.
an officer responsible for preceding persons of rank in a procession or introducing strangers at formal functions
5.
(Brit, obsolete) a teacher
verb (transitive)
6.
to conduct or escort, esp in a courteous or obsequious way
7.
(usually foll by in) to be a precursor or herald (of)
/ˈʌʃə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of (James) Ussher
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noun
1.
James. 1581–1656, Irish prelate and scholar. His system of biblical chronology, which dated the creation at 4004 bc, was for long accepted
n.

late 14c., “servant who has charge of doors and admits people to a chamber, hall, etc.,” from Anglo-French usser (12c.), from Old French ussier, from Vulgar Latin ustiarius “doorkeeper,” from Latin ostiarius “door-keeper,” from ostium “door, entrance,” related to os “mouth.” Fem. form usherette is attested from 1925.
v.

“conduct, escort,” 1590s, from usher (n.). Related: Ushered; ushering.

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