bearer bearer  /ˈbɛ rər/


  1. (n) someone whose employment involves carrying something
  2. (n) a messenger who bears or presents
  3. (n) one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral
  4. (n) the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it



  1. Typically, bearer bonds pop up years later in the hands of family members, after the institutional memory of the crime has faded.
  2. A shrewd strategist and an inspirational leader, the 30-year-old Bloemfontein native was also a standard-bearer for his country.
  3. In subsequent days and weeks, Mayor Daley of Chicago led the voices of those who sought to enlist me as a standard-bearer against Richard Nixon.


  1. Is Molycorp Finally Cheap Enough to Buy?

    Rare-earth elements have been under pressure for some time, but is the industry's standard-bearer finally worth a look?        
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Motley Fool

  2. Donald's game goes awry

    Luke Donald couldn't see where his drive on the third hole landed. He had pulled it near some brush. A voice said, "It hit the standard-bearer," and Donald grimaced.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. Marula -The Leakey Collection To Launch on ShopNBC

    Marula – The Leakey Collection, a new standard bearer of high-quality, sustainable and fair trade skincare, will enter the television shopping retail category with a June 17th launch on ShopNBC ( ) (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. Sharpton said Yolanda King was a "torch bearer for her parents and a committed activist in her own right."
    on May 16, 2007 By: Al Sharpton Source: TIME

  2. "I assume that if John McCain thinks that it's an inappropriate ad, that he can get them to pull it down since he's their nominee and standard bearer," Obama told reporters while campaigning in Indiana.
    on Apr 23, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  3. "There's no question they're the standard bearer," Van Gundy said. "Sustained excellence over time is more of an accomplishment than a team that can put it together for one great year. No one else in the East has been able to sustain their...
    on May 2, 2008 By: Stan Van Gundy Source:

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