Definition of Standard-bearer

1. Noun. An outstanding leader of a political movement.




2. Noun. The soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle.
Exact synonyms: Color Bearer
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Generic synonyms: Soldier

Definition of Standard-bearer

1. Noun. A person who carries a flag or banner (a standard). ¹

2. Noun. A person who visibly leads. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Standard-bearer

stand still
stand stock still
stand tall
stand the test of time
stand to
stand to reason
stand up
stand up against
stand up for
stand up to
stand watch
standage
standages
standalone
standard
standard-bearer (current term)
standard-bearers
standard-wing
standard-wings
standard atmosphere
standard candle
standard candles
standard cell
standard deviation
standard deviations
standard dosing
standard electrode potential
standard electrode potentials
standard error
standard error of difference

Literary usage of Standard-bearer

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN, Sidney Lee (1886)
"1548), politician, only son of Sir Anthony Browne, standard-bearer of England and constable of Calais, and of his wite Lady Lucy Nevill, daughter and ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"(d) Offertory of the Mass for the Dead: "O Lord . . . may the holy standard-bearer Michael introduce them to the holy light which Thou didst promise of old ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature: Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1902)
"HENRY DE ESSEX, standard-bearer TO HENRY II. From ' The Worthies of England ' IT HAPPENED in the reign of this King, there was a fierce battle fought in ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"HENRY DE ESSEX, standard-bearer TO HENRY II. From 'The Worthies of England ' IT HAPPENED in the reign of this King, there was a fierce battle fought in ..."

5. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"On the 30th September he had made the Marquess of Mantua standard-bearer to the Church,J and on the I4th October had excommunicated the French general. ..."

6. Maryland Historical Magazine by Maryland Historical Society (1908)
"... the 15 day of July in the 27 yeare of our Dominion ouer the said Province of Maryland and in the year of our Lord 1658. standard-bearer OF MARYLAND. ..."

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