Meaning of BEARER in English


/ ˈbeərə(r); NAmE ˈber-/ noun


a person whose job it is to carry sth, especially at a ceremony :

coffin bearers

—see also pall-bearer , ring bearer , standard-bearer , stretcher-bearer


a person who brings a message, a letter, etc. :

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news.


( formal ) a person who has sth with them or is the official owner of sth, such as a document :

A pass will allow the bearer to enter the building.


a person who has knowledge of sth, such as an idea or a tradition, and makes sure that it is not forgotten, by teaching others about it

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.