an advocate of democracy.
a person who believes in the political or social equality of all people.
- an·ti·dem·o·crat, noun
- pro·dem·o·crat, adjective, noun
Other definitions for Democrat (2 of 2)
Mount, a mountain in central Colorado, in the Park Range of the Rocky Mountains. 14,148 feet (4,315 meters).
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use democrat in a sentence
While they can afford to spend influential sums on, say, trying to get a democrat elected president, we might have only $10 or $100 to spend.Want to fight climate change effectively? Here’s where to donate your money. | Sigal Samuel | September 17, 2020 | Vox
DeFazio, an Oregon democrat, hasn’t yet unveiled his legislation.Boeing crashes were the “horrific culmination” of multiple mistakes, House report says | kdunn6 | September 16, 2020 | Fortune
Few could have guessed that the Keystone State would eventually become the “keystone” of the Electoral College,34 since going into 2016, Pennsylvania had voted for the democrat in six straight presidential elections.
Several Republicans and one democrat said clearly that they supported calling one.Sacramento Report: Bipartisan Support for a Special Session | Sara Libby | September 11, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
The Senate's top democrat, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, is throwing his weight behind an economic message that ties climate to goals around racial justice, income inequality, labor rights and a lot more.Democrats tie climate to racial justice and inequality agenda | Ben Geman | September 11, 2020 | Axios
The New York governor was the foremost democrat to stand athwart the Reagan Revolution.Mario Cuomo, a Frustrating Hero to Democrats, Is Dead at 82 | Eleanor Clift | January 2, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Such was the importance of showing the country that he was a “different kind of democrat.”
I never hear a democrat talk about these goods, which are, in the literal sense, indivisible—for us all.The Democrats’ Black Hole—and What They Can Do About It | Michael Tomasky | December 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
(Not one democrat supported it on the procedural vote earlier Thursday afternoon).
For example, 51 percent of North Carolinians voted that year for a democrat to represent them in Congress.
It was in writing on these subjects that English writers borrowed the words aristocrat and democrat from the French writers.Stories That Words Tell Us | Elizabeth O'Neill
He failed to see the editor of the "Fraser County democrat" and peremptorily closed the incident.A Hoosier Chronicle | Meredith Nicholson
When I came to this country, like the mass from beyond the sea, I was a democrat; there was a charm in the name.
I could not tell from his face whether he were democrat or Whig, for it changed not a whit.The Rose of Old St. Louis | Mary Dillon
The boy is a better democrat when he leaves college than he will be later, if he goes into business.A Traveler from Altruria: Romance | William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for democrat (1 of 2)
an advocate of democracy; adherent of democratic principles
a member or supporter of a democratic party or movement
British Dictionary definitions for Democrat (2 of 2)
(in the US) a member or supporter of the Democratic Party
- Democratic, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cultural definitions for Democrat
A member of the Democratic party.
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.