usher-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: escort someone

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[animate] USHER NP2[animate] (PP[destination])

The crowd parted to make way for dog handlers as they ushered in the animals.
As a marshal ushered him out, he snarled.
Ushering his guests into a room without a table, he handed over the records.
Once a student has ushered for six concerts, he or she will be eligible to attend a concert.

VerbNet: captain-29.8-1
FrameNet: Cotheme
PropBank: usher.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
usher_out 1

Sense Number 2: be a precursor of; introduce

Commentary: Is: USHER IN

In 1978 a new electronic toy ushered in the era of computer games.
A full schedule of vocal concerts will usher in the holiday season.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: usher.01
WordNet Verb Particle Constructions, Multiword Expressions:
usher_in 1