Definition of Torchbearer

1. Noun. A leader in a campaign or movement.

Generic synonyms: Leader



Definition of Torchbearer

1. n. One whose office it is to carry a torch.

Definition of Torchbearer

1. Noun. A person who carries a torch (flaming brand) ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) The leader of a campaign, or one who gives inspiration to others ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Torchbearer

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Torchbearer

torbernite
torbernites
torbie
torbies
torc
torcetrapib
torch
torch race
torch runners
torch singer
torch singers
torch song
torch songs
torchable
torchbearer (current term)
torchbearers
torcheculs
torched
torcher
torchere
torcheres
torchers
torches
torchier
torchiere
torchieres
torchiers
torchiest

Literary usage of Torchbearer

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1. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias, James George Frazer (1898)
"The torchbearer was one of the two chief dignitaries who officiated at the ... The office of torchbearer was throughout the whole period of classical ..."

2. The Burden of the City by Isabelle Horton (1904)
"torchbearerS How fares it, torchbearer ? Nay, do not stay me ! ... How fares it, torchbearer ? Well! now I fling me Flat on the turf by the side of the ..."

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