Bearer - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈberər|  American pronunciation of the word bearer
Brit.  |ˈbɛːrə|  British pronunciation of the word bearer

noun

- someone whose employment involves carrying something (syn: carrier, toter)
- a messenger who bears or presents

a bearer of good tidings

- one of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral (syn: pallbearer)
- the person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it(syn: holder)

the bond was marked 'payable to bearer'

Examples

the bearer of a U.S. passport

The check was marked “payable to bearer.”

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but...

They see themselves as the bearers of Jewish tradition.

the bond was marked 'payable to bearer'

Word forms

noun
singular: bearer
plural: bearers
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