- the person assigned to carry the standard, or flag, of a group, esp. of a military organization
- the leader or chief representative of a movement, political party, etc.
- One who carries a standard or banner, especially of a military unit.
- An outstanding leader or representative of a movement, organization, or political party.
- A person who carries a flag or banner (a standard).
- The standard-bearer in battle is in the center of the front line so the following troops know where to go; unfortunately, it also shows the enemy where to shoot.
- A person who visibly leads.
- He became the standard-bearer for their cause because of his celebrity.