Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun [capitalized] A member of the Democratic party in the United States.
  • noun A light wagon without a top, containing several seats, and usually drawn by two horses. Originally called democratic wagon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

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

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

  • noun an advocate of democratic principles
  • noun a member of the Democratic Party

Etymologies

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

[French démocrate, back-formation from démocratie, democracy; see democracy.]

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From French démocrate, from démocratie (modelled on aristocrate ("aristocrat")).

Examples

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

    -Will Rogers

    October 18, 2007

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

    October 18, 2007