Meaning of BEARER in English

BEARER

transcription, транскрипция: [ beərə(r) ]

( bearers)

1.

The bearer of something such as a message is the person who brings it to you.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news.

N-COUNT : usu N of n

2.

A bearer of a particular thing is a person who carries it, especially in a ceremony. ( FORMAL )

...Britain’s flag bearer at the Olympic Games opening ceremony...

N-COUNT : usu n N

3.

The bearer of something such as a document, a right, or an official position is the person who possesses it or holds it. ( FORMAL )

...the traditional bourgeois notion of the citizen as a bearer of rights...

Spanish identity documents state the bearer’s profession.

= holder

N-COUNT : oft N of n , n N

4.

see also pallbearer , standard bearer

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