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Synonyms for harbinger
ˈhɑr bɪn dʒərhar·bin·ger

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Wiktionary3.2 / 5 votes

  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 Antonyms3.8 / 16 votes

  1. harbinger

    announcer, herald, precursor, forerunner

    reporter, narrator, relator, historian, follower, attendant

Princeton's WordNet1.6 / 12 votes

  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 Synonymes3.0 / 2 votes

  1. harbingernoun

    forerunner, precursor, herald

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.7 / 3 votes

  1. harbingernoun

    forerunner, precursor, herald, messenger

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "harbinger":

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

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  1. Pastor Gordon:

    It’s a harbinger of more trouble to come if we don’t address it right now and hold them accountable to what they are saying.

  2. Andy Hall:

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

  3. Paul Hackett:

    That very tight margin in a race that should never have been competitive in the first place was a harbinger of 2006, when Democrats got extremely fired up and won a whole lot of previously red seats.

  4. Emma Goldman:

    Love, the strongest and deepest element in all life, the harbinger of hope, of joy, of ecstasy; love, the defier of all laws, of all conventions; love, the freest, the most powerful molder of human destiny; how can such an all-compelling force be synonymous with that poor little State and Church-begotten weed, marriage?

  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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