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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone;
[syn: harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor]


VERB (1)

1. foreshadow or presage;
[syn: announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harbinger \Har"bin*ger\ (h[add]r"b[i^]n*j[~e]r), n. [OE. herbergeour, OF. herbergeor one who provides lodging, fr. herbergier to provide lodging, F. h['e]berger, 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. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. A forerunner; a precursor; a messenger. [1913 Webster] I knew by these harbingers who were coming. --Landor. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Harbinger \Har"bin*ger\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Harbingered (h[add]r"b[i^]n*j[~e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. Harbingering.] To usher in; to be a harbinger of. "Thus did the star of religious freedom harbinger the day." --Bancroft. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

harbinger n 1: something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone [syn: harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursor] v 1: foreshadow or presage [syn: announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, herald]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "harbinger": Gabriel, ancestor, announce, announcer, antecedent, augury, avant-garde, bellwether, buccinator, buccinator novi temporis, bushwhacker, evangel, evangelist, explorer, forebear, foregoer, forerun, forerunner, foreshadower, foreshow, foretoken, front runner, frontiersman, fugleman, give notice, groundbreaker, guide, herald, herald angel, innovator, lead runner, leader, messenger, notify, omen, outrider, pathfinder, pioneer, point, portent, preannounce, precedent, precursor, predecessor, preindicate, premonitor, presage, presager, proclaim, run before, scout, sign, stormy petrel, trailblazer, trailbreaker, vanguard, vaunt-courier, voortrekker