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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An officer or soldier of an army, company, or troop who bears a standard: used loosely and rhetorically: as, the standard-bearer of a political party.
  • noun An African caprimulgine bird of either of the genera Macrodipteryx and Cosmetornis; a pennant-winged goatsucker.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who carries a flag or banner (a standard).
  • noun A person who visibly leads.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an outstanding leader of a political movement
  • noun the soldier who carries the standard of the unit in military parades or in battle


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