Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who bears a flag.

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

  • noun One who carries a flag, especially at a ceremony.
  • noun One who openly promotes an idea or value and becomes symbolic for it.

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Examples

  • We were admired and respected as the flag-bearer of a free and democratic nation.

    Locke Rush: The U.S. As Addict

  • Which is the whole point of the confederate flag question in the first place … a flag can symbolize certain things to certain people without these things being adopted or advocated by the flag-bearer in their use of the flag for other purposes.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • Downturn creates new hurdles for Olympic site's flag-bearer

    Leaked report reveals concerns over accident risks at Athletes' Village

  • We were admired and respected as the flag-bearer of a free and democratic nation.

    Locke Rush: The U.S. As Addict

  • Which is the whole point of the confederate flag question in the first place … a flag can symbolize certain things to certain people without these things being adopted or advocated by the flag-bearer in their use of the flag for other purposes.

    Matthew Yglesias » Pro-Slavery

  • We were admired and respected as the flag-bearer of a free and democratic nation.

    Locke Rush: The U.S. As Addict

  • The sentiment was echoed in cheers that erupted across South Africa and in the calls of politicians and newspaper editorials for all Africans to rally round their sole flag-bearer.

    World Cup 2010: 'A victory for Africa' as Ghana defeats the US in extra time

  • At eleven that night, after back-to-back fourteen-hour days of competition—ten events, draining humidity, evening chill, rain delays, unbearable tension, and the accumulation of an Olympic record—Rafer Johnson left the Stadio Olimpico for the last time, retracing the steps he had taken nearly two weeks earlier as the captain and flag-bearer for the U.S. Olympic team.

    Into the Story

  • At eleven that night, after back-to-back fourteen-hour days of competition—ten events, draining humidity, evening chill, rain delays, unbearable tension, and the accumulation of an Olympic record—Rafer Johnson left the Stadio Olimpico for the last time, retracing the steps he had taken nearly two weeks earlier as the captain and flag-bearer for the U.S. Olympic team.

    Into the Story

  • He acknowledged his team was now a flag-bearer for a continent.

    Cup Results Show Two Africas

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