Pronunciation: (ush'ur), [key]
1. a person who escorts people to seats in a theater, church, etc.
2. a person acting as an official doorkeeper, as in a courtroom or legislative chamber.
3. a male attendant of a bridegroom at a wedding.
4. an officer whose business it is to introduce strangers or to walk before a person of rank.
5. Brit. Archaic.a subordinate teacher or an assistant in a school.
1. to act as an usher to; lead, introduce, or conduct: She ushered them to their seats.
2. to attend or bring at the coming or beginning; precede or herald (usually fol. by in): to usher in the new theater season.
to act as an usher: He ushered at the banquet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.