bearer /ˈbɛːrə/



1. a person or thing that carries or holds something

[in combination]

a flag-bearer

‹figurative› I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings.

2. a carrier of equipment on an expedition.
(Indian) a domestic servant or other menial worker.
(Indian) a waiter.
5. a person who carries the coffin at a funeral.
6. a person who presents a cheque or other order to pay money

promissory notes payable to the bearer.
7. [as modifier] payable to the possessor

bearer bonds.

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