standard-bearer

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standard-bearer

1. A military member who carries the flag of their unit. The soldier marched proudly, flag in hand, as the standard-bearer of his unit.
2. The widely-accepted leader of a cause, movement, or ideology. She rose above her contemporaries to become the standard-bearer of the women's rights movement.

the standard bearer

COMMON The standard bearer of a group of people or a belief is a person who represents them. He saw himself as the standard bearer of the right of the party. She's become very much the standard bearer for traditional, family values. Note: A standard is a flag with badges or symbols on it, which represent a person or organization. In the past, a standard bearer was the person who led an army into battle carrying a standard.
See also: bearer, standard
References in classic literature ?
They played the National air called "The Oz Spangled Banner," and behind them were the standard bearers with the Royal flag.
A bugler and ex-service personel with standard bearers will provide a guard of honour and anyone with a family connection is welcome to attend.
The day will include a parade by armed service standard bearers, culminating in a two-minute silence to honour all who have served in the forces.
DUE HONOURS: Pictured with standard bearers outside the church before the service are, from left, Rev Marion Russell, standard bearer Robert Ellis with the Huddersfield branch standard, Jack West, chairman of the Huddersfield Branch Royal British Legion and Rev Canon Simon Moore.
YOUR recent colour photograph taken on the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II showed the standard bearers proudly carrying aloft their respective organisations' colourful standards and my mind took be back to the time when I was the standard bearer for the Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women of Cardiff.
WHAT a marvellous turn out in support of the family of Sgt Major Mike Smith by fellow servicemen, veterans and members of the public, together with a strong support of standard bearers proudly parading their Association Standards.
The tradition originated at a time when cavalry and infantry units had standard bearers who carried the colors into battle.
Featuring the nation's standard bearers of anti -social behavior --Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Preston Lacy and Jason "Wee-Man" Acuna of "Jackass" fame--TV: The Movie delivers fresh, new, offensive material in a fast-paced series of spoofs.
A REMINDER to all standard bearers refering to the service of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum on February 18 at 12pm.
Standard bearers paid their respects to the 71-yearold as her coffin arrived at Lodge Hill Cemetery in Selly Oak yesterday.
As one of the standard bearers who attended the ceremonies I was proud to be associated with such impressive events.
We are also confident that our new associates in the Monterrey center will be standard bearers for ClientLogic's ongoing commitment to quality.
Standard bearers from ex-service associations plus cadet forces and scouting groups were in attendance.
Standard bearers fromRedcar, Redcar Women's Section, other RBL branches and other ex-service associations were among those attending.
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