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1. One who carries a standard or banner, especially of a military unit.
2. An outstanding leader or representative of a movement, organization, or political party.


1. (Military) an officer or man who carries a standard
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a leader of a cause or party


1. an officer or soldier of an army or military unit who bears a standard.
2. the generally acknowledged leader of a movement, political party, or the like.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.standard-bearer - an outstanding leader of a political movement
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.standard-bearer - the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
soldier - an enlisted man or woman who serves in an army; "the soldiers stood at attention"


[ˈstændədˌbɛərəʳ] n (Mil) (fig) → portabandiera m/f


(ˈstӕndəd) noun
1. something used as a basis of measurement. The kilogram is the international standard of weight.
2. a basis for judging quality, or a level of excellence aimed at, required or achieved. You can't judge an amateur artist's work by the same standards as you would judge that of a trained artist; high standards of behaviour; His performance did not reach the required standard.
3. a flag or carved figure etc fixed to a pole and carried eg at the front of an army going into battle.
(accepted as) normal or usual; The Post Office likes the public to use a standard size of envelope.
ˈstandardize, ˈstandardise verb
to make or keep (eg products) of one size, shape etc for the sake of convenience etc.
ˌstandardiˈzation, ˌstandardiˈsation noun
ˈstandard-bearer noun
a person who carries a standard or banner.
be up to / below standard
to (fail to) achieve the required standard. Her work is well up to standard.
standard of living
the level of comfort and welfare achieved in any particular society.
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Congratulations to Brian McKeever, who today was named Canadas flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang.
I don't remember the trolley,'' said Morgan, after becoming the first snowboarder chosen to be flag-bearer.
flag-bearer for Sunday night's closing ceremony at the Pyeongchang Games.
At Friday's icy opening ceremony where teams marched in colourful uniforms in the parade of nations, few could match Tonga's topless flag-bearer Pita Taufatofua.
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To this Ranaut replied: "You [Khan] also said that the media is to be blamed, since it is the real flag-bearer of nepotism.
LOVED the bursting pride of Great Britain flag-bearer Andy Murray, a sportsman whose dedication, determination and work ethic is a shining example to all aspiring athletes and to youngsters in general.
Andy will be the second Scot in succession to be selected as the flag-bearer, after cyclist Chris Hoy was chosen at London 2012.
A competition giving youngsters aged 14 to 16 the chance to become a flag-bearer for a Millennium Stadium fixture of the global showdown is running in the capital on Saturday.
Outsider of the group Mohd Asab of India should not be written off after breaking the world record in a World Cup event last year but he can be backed at 4-1 while countryman Ankur Mittal, England's Steven Scott and Isle of Man flag-bearer Tim Kneale are shorter.
Ulema Board said Islam is flag-bearer of peace and teaches respect for humanity, adding that this is why followers of Islam should follow the way of peace and love.