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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ush·er /ˈʌʃɚ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ush·er n.
 1. An officer or servant who has the care of the door of a court, hall, chamber, or the like; hence, an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers, or to walk before a person of rank. Also, one who escorts persons to seats in a church, theater, etc. “The ushers and the squires.”
    These are the ushers of Marcius.   --Shak.
 Note:There are various officers of this kind attached to the royal household in England, including the gentleman usher of the black rod, who attends in the House of Peers during the sessions of Parliament, and twelve or more gentlemen ushers. See Black rod.
 2. An under teacher, or assistant master, in a school.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ush·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ushered p. pr. & vb. n. Ushering.] To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; -- sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher forth the guests; to usher a visitor into the room.
    The stars that usher evening rose.   --Milton.
    The Examiner was ushered into the world by a letter, setting forth the great genius of the author.   --Addison.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: Irish prelate who deduced from the Bible that Creation
           occurred in the year 4004 BC (1581-1656) [syn: Ussher,
            James Ussher, James Usher]
      2: an official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative
         chamber [syn: doorkeeper]
      3: someone employed to conduct others [syn: guide]
      v : show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or
          auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn: show]