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1a person who shows people to their seats, especially in a theater or at a wedding. an official in a court whose duties include swearing in jurors and witnesses and keeping order. British a person employed to walk before a person of high rank on special occasions. 2British archaic an assistant teacher.
verb [with object]
1show or guide (someone) somewhere:a waiter ushered me to a table 2
(usher something in
) cause or mark the start of something new:the railroads ushered in an era of cheap mass travel