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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Usher \Ush"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Ushered; p. pr. & vb. n. Ushering.] To introduce or escort, as an usher, forerunner, or harbinger; to forerun; -- sometimes followed by in or forth; as, to usher in a stranger; to usher forth the guests; to usher a visitor into the room. [1913 Webster] The stars that usher evening rose. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The Examiner was ushered into the world by a letter, setting forth the great genius of the author. --Addison. [1913 Webster]