(1581-1656) Irish priest, archbishop of Armagh from 1625. He was responsible for dating the creation to the year 4004 BC, a figure that was inserted in the margin of the King James Version of the Bible until the 19th century.
ETYM Old Eng. ussher, uschere, Old Fren. ussier, uisser, oissier, hussier, huissier, from Latin ostiarius a doorkeeper, from ostium a door, entrance, from os mouth. Related to Oral, Ostiary.
1. An official doorkeeper as in a courtroom or legislative chamber; SYN. doorkeeper.
2. Someone employed to conduct others; SYN. guide.
To show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; SYN. show.