standard-bearer

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stan·dard-bear·er

(stăn′dərd-bâr′ər)
n.
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.

standard-bearer

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

stand′ard-bear`er



n.
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.
[1400–50]
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"
Translations

standard-bearer

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

standard

(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.
adjective
(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.
References in periodicals archive ?
When a color-bearer falls, he picks up the flag and carries it forward.
He and Henry struggle to get the flag from the fallen color-bearer.