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Synonyms for harbinger
ˈhɑr bɪn dʒərhar·bin·ger

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  1. harbingernoun

    herald, premonition, prophet, omen, sign, signal

  2. harbingerverb

    To announce; to be a harbinger of.

    herald, premonition, omen, prophet, signal, sign

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. harbinger

    announcer, herald, precursor, forerunner

    reporter, narrator, relator, historian, follower, attendant

Princeton's WordNet

  1. harbinger, forerunner, predecessor, herald, precursorverb

    something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

    precursor, predecessor, trumpeter, forerunner, antecedent, herald

  2. announce, annunciate, harbinger, foretell, heraldverb

    foreshadow or presage

    predict, herald, hail, betoken, announce, augur, annunciate, bode, portend, omen, acclaim, prefigure, call, prognosticate, anticipate, foreshadow, foretell, forebode, forecast, declare, promise, auspicate, denote, presage

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. harbingernoun

    forerunner, precursor, herald

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. harbingernoun

    forerunner, precursor, herald, messenger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "harbinger":

    omen, portent, messenger, precursor, foretaste, herald, forerunner, courier

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  1. Mattia Toaldo:

    The victorious end of Misrata's offensive on Sirte could be the harbinger of more infighting between different factions, ultimately, the current relative absence of violence in Libya is very fragile in many areas and could crumble under these multiple pressures.

  2. Andy Hall:

    Oil's collapse was being read as the harbinger of some greater economic malaise.

  3. Stephen Farnsworth:

    Every gubernatorial election in Virginia is seen as a leading political indicator. How the parties do in Virginia's governor's race, the year after a presidential election, is seen as a harbinger of how the parties will do in the midterm elections.

  4. Gary Hufbauer:

    I think it's a harbinger. Despite Trump's best efforts, the next year isn't looking too bright for the steel industry.

  5. Cassandra Stubbs:

    This shows that the Supreme Court continues to apply close scrutiny to the death penalty. I think it's really a harbinger of the day coming when the Supreme Court is going to strike it down.

Translations for harbinger

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  • herald, anunciar, anunciadorCatalan, Valencian
  • Vorzeichen, ankündigen, Omen, VorboteGerman
  • προαναγγέλλω, πρόδρομος, προάγγελοςGreek
  • heraldo, anunciante, anunciar, anunciadorSpanish
  • airutFinnish
  • annoncer, présage, présagerFrench
  • előjelHungarian
  • fyrirboði, boðberi, undanfariIcelandic
  • presagio, premonire, presagire, precursore, profeta, premonitrice, profetizzare, messaggero, premonitore, foriero, annunciare, araldoItalian
  • 前触れJapanese
  • praenuntius, destinarat purgandis mentibus praepositamLatin
  • voorbode, aankondigenDutch
  • innvarsleNorwegian
  • zwiastunPolish
  • arautoPortuguese
  • vestitorRomanian
  • предвестник, провозвестник, предвещатьRussian
  • predšasnik, nagovest, nagoveštaj, najava, navesnikSerbo-Croatian
  • förebud, förlöpare, förebåda, varslaSwedish
  • 预兆Chinese

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