- [noun] (formal) a person who announces important news; "the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet"
- [noun] an indication of the approach of something or someone
Synonyms: harbinger, forerunner, precursor
- [verb] foreshadow or presage
Synonyms: announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell
- [verb] praise vociferously; "The critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein"
Synonyms: acclaim, hail
- [verb] greet enthusiastically or joyfully