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

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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STANDARD-BEARER Defined for English Language Learners

standard-bearer

Definition of standard-bearer for English Language Learners

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

  • : someone who carries a flag or banner


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