from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An advocate of democracy.
  • n. One who believes in social equality or discounts distinctions in rank.
  • n. A member of the Democratic Party.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A supporter of democracy; an advocate of democratic politics (originally as opposed to the aristocrats in Revolutionary France).
  • n. Someone who rules a representative democracy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is an adherent or advocate of democracy, or government by the people.
  • n. A member of the Democratic party.
  • n. A large light uncovered wagon with two or more seats.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who believes in or adheres to democracy as a principle of government or of organized society; one who believes in political and natural equality; an opponent of arbitrary or hereditary distinctions of rank and privilege: opposed to aristocrat.
  • n. [capitalized] A member of the Democratic party in the United States.
  • n. A light wagon without a top, containing several seats, and usually drawn by two horses. Originally called democratic wagon.

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

  • n. an advocate of democratic principles
  • n. a member of the Democratic Party


French démocrate, back-formation from démocratie, democracy; see democracy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French démocrate, from démocratie (modelled on aristocrate ("aristocrat")). (Wiktionary)


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  • Thank heavens the poor guy's not around today. ;-)

    October 18, 2007

  • "I do not belong to any organized political party: I'm a democrat."
    -Will Rogers

    October 18, 2007