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 classic literature ?
At noon of on autumnal day, more than two centuries ago, the English colors were displayed by the standard-bearer of the Salem trainband, which had mustered for martial exercise under the orders of John Endicott.
Endicott gazed round at the excited countenances of the people, now full of his own spirit, and then turned suddenly to the standard-bearer, who stood close behind him.
The horses took fright, and dashed across the camp in the direction of the standard-bearer, attracted by his waving flag.
There was the smiting of the rock, and the gushing forth of the waters; and there was a temperate man with 'considerable of a hatchet' (as the standard-bearer would probably have said), aiming a deadly blow at a serpent which was apparently about to spring upon him from the top of a barrel of spirits.
So, cutting the lashing of the water-proof match keg, after many failures Starbuck contrived to ignite the lamp in the lantern; then stretching it on a waif pole, handed it to Queequeg as the standard-bearer of this forlorn hope.
Just behind the royal standard-bearers came the Princess Ozma in her royal chariot, which was of gold encrusted with emeralds and diamonds set in exquisite designs.
And later on came the evening of the great meeting of the campaign, when Jurgis heard the two standard-bearers of his party.
Suddenly the gates at the far end, next the tents, opened wide, and a courier in scarlet and gold, mounted upon a white horse, rode in blowing lustily upon the trumpet at his lips; and behind him came six standard-bearers riding abreast.
Sabi ko, sige i-accept ko s'ya as a visitor here but I cannot fully support her kasi may standard-bearer ang LP, Alfelor told reporters before Poe's visit.
Administration standard-bearer Mar Roxas has welcomed the decision of his namesake to withdraw from the presidential race.

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