Pronunciation: (här'bin-jur),[key] —n. 1. a person who goes ahead and makes known the approach of another; herald.
2. anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter. 3. a person sent in advance of troops, a royal train, etc., to provide or secure lodgings and other accommodations.
—v.t. to act as harbinger to; herald the coming of.