usher englannista suomeksi
vahtimestari, oikeudenpalvelija, paikannäyttäjä, juhlamenojen ohjaaja
opastaa, toimia paikannäyttäjänä, ohjata
*1751, (w), ''The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle'', I.12:
- He defrayed the expence of his entrance, and left him in the particular care and inspection of the usher, who (..) though obliged by the scandalous administration of fortune to act in the character of an inferior teacher, had by his sole capacity and application, brought the school to that degree of reputation which it never could have obtained from the talents of his superior.
*1791, (w), ''Life of Johnson'', Oxford 2008, p. 33:
- He began to learn Latin with Mr. Hawkins, usher, or under-master of Lichfield school, ‘a man (said he) very skilful in his little way.’
1836, Dickens|Charles Dickens, ''Sketches by Boz'', "The curate. The old lady. The half-pay captain."
- Her entrance into church on Sunday is always the signal for a little bustle in the side aisle, occasioned by a general rise among the poor people, who bow and curtsey until the pew-opener has ushered the old lady into her accustomed seat, dropped a respectful curtsey, and shut the door;
1898, Lothrop Motley|John Lothrop Motley, ''The Rise of the Dutch Republic'', page 509
- Margaret was astonished at the magnificence of the apartments into which she was ushered.
1912, Elizabeth Christine Cook, ''Literary Influences in Colonial Newspapers, 1704-1750'', page 31
- Thus the Harvard poets and wits ushered ''The New England Courant'' out of existence.