democrat


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to democrat: social democrat, Liberal Democrat

dem·o·crat

 (dĕm′ə-krăt′)
n.
1.
a. An advocate of democracy.
b. One who believes in social equality or discounts distinctions in rank.
2. Democrat A member of the Democratic Party.

[French démocrate, back-formation from démocratie, democracy; see democracy.]

democrat

(ˈdɛməˌkræt) or

democratist

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement

Democrat

(ˈdɛməˌkræt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party
ˌDemoˈcratic adj

dem•o•crat

(ˈdɛm əˌkræt)

n.
1. an advocate of democracy.
2. a person who believes in political or social equality.
3. (cap.) a member of the Democratic Party.
[1780–90; < French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.democrat - a member of the Democratic PartyDemocrat - a member of the Democratic Party  
Democratic Party - the older of two major political parties in the United States
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
2.democrat - an advocate of democratic principles
advocate, advocator, exponent, proponent - a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea

Democrat

adjective
1. left-wing, Labour Al Gore, the Democrat candidate
noun
1. left-winger The director of the company has links to the Democrats.
Translations
نَصير الديموقْراطِيَّه الشَّعب
demokrat
demokrat
דמוקרטדמוקרטית
demokrata
lÿîræîissinni; demókrati, jafnaîarmaîur
民主主義者民主党支持者
demokrat
demokrat

democrat

[ˈdeməkræt] Ndemócrata mf
Christian Democratdemocratacristiano/a m/f, democristiano/a m/f
Social Democratsocialdemócrata mf

Democrat

[ˈdɛməkræt] n (US)démocrate mf

democrat

[ˈdɛməkræt] n (= believer in democracy) → démocrate mf

democrat

nDemokrat(in) m(f)

democrat

[ˈdɛməˌkræt] ndemocratico/a

democracy

(diˈmokrəsi) plural deˈmocracies noun
(a country having) a form of government in which the people freely elect representatives to govern them. Which is the world's largest democracy?; He believes in democracy.
democrat (ˈdeməkrӕt) noun
one who believes in democracy as a principle. She likes to pretend she's a democrat.
democratic (deməˈkrӕtik) adjective
(negative undemocratic).
1. belonging to, governed by or typical of democracy. a democratic country.
2. believing in equal rights and privileges for all. The boss is very democratic.
democratically (deməˈkrӕtikəli) adverb
(negative undemocratically) following democratic principles. The issue was decided democratically by taking a general vote.
References in classic literature ?
Tom Willard had a passion for village politics and for years had been the leading Democrat in a strongly Republican community.
It was well for their venerable brotherhood that the new Surveyor was not a politician, and though a faithful Democrat in principle, neither received nor held his office with any reference to political services.
Who's over him, he cries; --aye, he would be a democrat to all above; look, how he lords it over all below
Buck" Halloran was a "Democrat," and so Jurgis became a Democrat also; but he was not a bitter one--the Republicans were good fellows, too, and were to have a pile of money in this next campaign.
She is a democrat, her husband is a republican, and both of them are Baptists.
Then we loafed along past the Nickersons, and of course they asked if that was the new stranger yonder, and where'd he come from, and what was his name, and which communion was he, Babtis' or Methodis', and which politics, Whig or Democrat, and how long is he staying, and all them other questions that humans always asks when a stranger comes, and animals does, too.
Oh, you are a thorough democrat," said Monte Cristo, smiling.
If the truth must be told, the life of the aged loyalist has been of such a scrambling and unsettled character,--he has had so little choice of friends and been so often destitute of any,--that I doubt whether he would refuse a cup of kindness with either Oliver Cromwell or John Hancock,--to say nothing of any democrat now upon the stage.
A crumpled, disintegrated newspaper revealed itself as the Chicago Democrat, though the date had been obliterated.
The philosopher, the poet, or the religious man will of course wish to cast his vote with the democrat, for free-trade, for wide suffrage, for the abolition of legal cruelties in the penal code, and for facilitating in every manner the access of the young and the poor to the sources of wealth and power.
The prince is clearly a democrat," remarked Aglaya.
For a time these two perfected modern aristocrats stood regarding the difficult problem of the Anglo-Saxon citizen, that ambiguous citizen who, obeying some mysterious law in his blood, would neither drill nor be a democrat.

Full browser ?