torchbearer


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torch·bear·er

 (tôrch′bâr′ər)
n.
1. One that carries a torch.
2. One, such as the leader of a government, who imparts knowledge, truth, or inspiration to others.

torchbearer

(ˈtɔːtʃˌbɛərə)
n
1. a person or thing that carries a torch
2. a person who leads or inspires

torch•bear•er

(ˈtɔrtʃˌbɛər ər)

n.
1. a person who carries a torch.
2. a leader in a movement, campaign, etc.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.torchbearer - a leader in a campaign or movement
leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
Translations

torchbearer

[ˈtɔːtʃˌbɛərəʳ] Npersona f que lleva una antorcha

torchbearer

n (lit, fig)Fackelträger(in) m(f)
References in classic literature ?
The Templar and Prior were shortly after marshalled to their sleeping apartments by the steward and the cupbearer, each attended by two torchbearers and two servants carrying refreshments, while servants of inferior condition indicated to their retinue and to the other guests their respective places of repose.
We stumbled through the underbrush wet with dew, our way lighted by a score of torchbearers who surrounded us.
This year's Innovation Torchbearer Award was presented to the INSURANCE INFORMATION INSTITUTE at the Insurance Marketing & Communications Association's 2015 Annual Conference in Nashville.
The Flame is delivered to the host country, where it is transferred from one Torchbearer to another, spreading the message of peace, unity, and friendship.
A special guest at the show, which had more than 10,000 items on display, was North East Olympic torchbearer Claire Paczko.
ELDERLY users of Coundon Care Centre were delighted with a visit from an Olympic torchbearer.
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OLYMPIC torchbearer Michelle Bell has shared her once-in-a-lifetime experience with local sea cadets.
Yesterday's first torchbearer was Rosie Hynes, 18, from Manchester, who is part of the Great Britain under-20s basketball squad, who carried it in Bushey Park.
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The stuntman lifted off using a jet pack before handing the flame to the day's first torchbearer, Kevin Davies.