Verbal Ability - Synonyms - Discussion

Discussion :: Synonyms - Section 1 (Q.No.47)

In the following the questions choose the word which best expresses the meaning of the given word.

47. 

HARBINGER

[A]. Messenger
[B]. Steward
[C]. Forerunner
[D]. Pilot

Answer: Option C

Explanation:

No answer description available for this question.

Ashok said: (Jun 29, 2010)  
Anything that foreshadows a future event; omen; sign: Frost is a harbinger of winter.

Aruts said: (Jul 4, 2010)  
The word is similar to harbajan, who will hit four and run.

So its forerunner :-)

Vivek said: (Aug 8, 2010)  
A foreteller.

Arju said: (Aug 10, 2010)  
The person who initiate.

Chinna said: (Aug 21, 2010)  
a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of something.

Kiran said: (Oct 1, 2010)  
One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come; a forerunner.

Sivasankar said: (Apr 25, 2011)  
"a person or thing that announces or signals the approach of something", as per Oxford Dictionary.

Nagesh said: (Nov 5, 2011)  
A foreteller.

Shravan said: (Nov 9, 2011)  
Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone

Eku said: (Feb 14, 2012)  
Exellent thoughts Aruts. Wonderful explanation.

Rahul Raj said: (Feb 9, 2013)  
One that indicates or foreshadows what is to come like a forerunner.

Msk Phani Kumar said: (Mar 12, 2013)  
HARBINGER:

Someone or a thing that shows that something is going to happen soon, especially something bad.

Forerunner:

Something or someone that acts as an early and less advanced model for what will appear in the future, or a warning or sign of what is to follow.

Suji said: (Oct 16, 2013)  
What is meant by steward ?

Neha said: (Nov 16, 2013)  
Steward is a Waiter. This term is normally used in 5 star hotels.

Shwetha said: (Dec 25, 2013)  
A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another.

Amit Sharma said: (Jan 5, 2014)  
Something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone.

Vaibhav said: (May 20, 2014)  
Forerunner is telling early before event happens.

Sometimes harbinger is a messenger.

Comment on harbinger messenger and forerunner.

Saranya said: (Oct 13, 2014)  
Forerunner is correct but messenger should also be correct.

Neha said: (Oct 31, 2014)  
Harbinger is one sent ahead to arrange lodgings.

Mrinal said: (Aug 25, 2015)  
Harbinger and messenger are the same thing. Harbinger means indicator, messenger or forerunner.

Pooja said: (Sep 26, 2015)  
A harbinger is the one who announces or indicates the approach of another.

Arun said: (Nov 6, 2015)  
It looks, A and C both are right answers. Please can I get the reason answer is C (FORERUNNER), why not a (MESSENGER).

Nagendra said: (Dec 27, 2015)  
Could you please explain me what is the meaning of omission with example?

Sanchee said: (Jun 22, 2017)  
Messenger is also a synonym of harbinger.

Inbavalli said: (Dec 7, 2018)  
Messenger also the right answer for Harbinger.

Srinivas said: (Jul 5, 2020)  
Messenger is also the right answer.

Sanjay said: (Sep 21, 2020)  
Agree, @Srinivas.

Harbinger means a person who carry a message so messenger can be also the right option.

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