man, avant-courier, courier, scout, Mil. point man, front rider.
2. precursor, predecessor, pioneer, forerunner, harbinger; sign, omen, portent, augury; indication, symptom, signal, ground waves, feeling in one's bones or in the air, gut feeling, intuition, anticipation; premonition, foreboding, forewarning, warning light, handwriting on the wall; prediction, prophecy, prognostication, auspice, augury.
3. crier, town crier, bearer of tidings, announcer, reporter, broadcaster, proclaimer, trumpeter, extoller. -v. 4. give tidings of, harbinger, announce, proclaim, trumpet, ballyhoo, beat the drum, promulgate, declare openly, call out, Scot. and North Eng. kithe; blurb, broadcast, air, make known, advertise, publish, print, publicize, bill; post, display, blazon, circularize; circulate, distribute, propagate, propagandize, spread, spread by word of mouth, disseminate.
5. tell, state, inform, notify, give notice, apprise, signal; usher in, lead, lead the way, pave the way, prepare the way for.
6. indicate, show, signify, mean, promise, bode; presage, prognosticate, portend, foreshow, foreshadow, foretoken, forebode, augur; forecast, predict, prophesy.
heraldry, n. 1. blazonry, emblazonry.
2. coat of arms, Heraldry, arms, escutcheon, scutcheon, Brit, hatchment; symbol, design, emblazonment, ensign, emblem; crest, badge, insignia, regalia, regale, device.
3. pomp, circumstance, pageantry, ceremony, Inf. to-do; splendor, glitter, flourish, display, showing off.
herculean, adj. 1. arduous, laborious, operose, onerous, toilsome, strenuous, uphill; backbreaking, grueling, punishing, killing; difficult, hard, rough, tough; formidable, SI. wicked, SI. hairy.
2. mighty, powerful, all-powerful, Literary, puissant; brawny, strapping, muscular, well-muscled.
3. huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, colossal, vast, immense, mammoth, SI. whopping, SI. walloping.
4. courageous, brave, valiant, valorous, heroic,
herd', n. 1. flock, drove, pack, bunch, cluster.
2. Disparaging, throng, crowd, multitude, host, horde, crush, press, mass.
3. the herd the hoi polloi, the masses, the many, the commonality, the great unwashed; rabble, ruck, rout, riffraff.
-v. 4. flock, assemble, congregate, gather, fore
gather, collect, muster, come together.
5. wrangle, round up, corral, cage.
herd2, n. 1. herder, drover, Chiefly Brit, herdsman. See - herder.
-v. 2. tend, guard, protect, watch, watch over, shepherd, ride herd on; drive, drove, punch cattle; spur, goad, prick, whip, lash.
herder, n. herd, shepherd, cowherd, Chiefly Brit. herdsman, drover, cattle-herder, Chiefly Brit, grazier, Brit, cowman, Obs. neatherd; cowboy, cowpoke, cow-puncher, cow hand, Southwestern U.S. vaquero, gau-cho.
here, adv. 1. this place, this spot, in this location, inside, herein; hither, to here, to this place.
2. now, then, there; at this point, at this juncture, at this time, at this point in time.
3. here and now immediately, without delay, quickly, at this very moment, Fr. tout de suite, (in pidgin English) chop chop, right away.
-n. 4. this world, this place, the present, this life,
this day and age.