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usher

That guy who guided you to your seat? He's called an usher. You most often see ushers at movie theaters and weddings.

An usher is someone with the job of helping people find their seats. At the movies, ushers take your tickets and tell you where to go. At some theaters and sports venues, the ushers might actually take you to your seat — they usher you there. If you're an usher in a wedding party, it's your job to walk guests down the aisle and to their seats. The doorkeeper at a courtroom or legislative chamber is called an usher, too.

Definitions of usher
  1. noun
    someone employed to conduct others
    synonyms: guide
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    types:
    usherette
    a female usher
    type of:
    escort
    an attendant who is employed to accompany someone
  2. noun
    an official stationed at the entrance of a courtroom or legislative chamber
    synonyms: doorkeeper
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    type of:
    functionary, official
    a worker who holds or is invested with an office
  3. verb
    accompany or escort
    synonyms: escort, see
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    type of:
    accompany
    go or travel along with
  4. verb
    take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
    synonyms: show
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    types:
    marshal
    lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
    type of:
    conduct, direct, guide, lead, take
    take somebody somewhere
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