standard-bearer

noun stan·dard-bear·er \ ˈstan-dərd-ˌber-ər \

Definition of standard-bearer

1 :one who bears a standard or banner
2 :one that leads an organization, movement, or party
  • a standard-bearer for political reform

First Known Use of standard-bearer

15th century


STANDARD-BEARER Defined for English Language Learners

standard-bearer

noun

Definition of standard-bearer for English Language Learners

  • : the leader of an organization, movement, or political party

  • : someone who carries a flag or banner


Learn More about standard-bearer


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up standard-bearer? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

readily predictable

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!