Definitions for leaderˈli dər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lead•erˈli dər(n.)

  1. a person or thing that leads.

  2. a guiding or directing head, as of an army or political group.

  3. the principal musical performer in a group.

    Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: conductor (def. 3). 3

  4. a featured article of trade, esp. one offered at a low price to attract customers.

    Ref: Compare loss leader.

  5. Brit. a newspaper editorial.

    Category: Journalism, British

  6. blank film or tape at the beginning of a length of film or magnetic tape, used for threading a motion-picture camera, tape recorder, etc.

    Category: Motion Pictures

    Ref: Compare trailer (def. 6). 6

  7. a length of line or wire to which a fishing lure or hook is attached.

    Category: Sport

  8. Category: Building Trades

    Ref: downspout.

  9. a horse harnessed at the front of a team.

  10. leaders, a row of dots or a short line to lead a reader's eye across a page.

    Category: Printing

  11. Category: Nautical, Navy

    Ref: lead1 (def. 40b). 1 46 2

Origin of leader:

1250–1300

lead′er•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. leader(noun)

    a person who rules or guides or inspires others

  2. drawing card, loss leader, leader(noun)

    a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. leader(noun)ˈli dər

    sb who leads a group or activity

    the country's new leader; a great leader

  2. leaderˈli dər

    sb who is first in a competition, election, etc.

    the leader in the race for the White House; a world leader in the development of technology

Wiktionary

  1. leader(Noun)

    Any person or thing that leads or conducts.

  2. leader(Noun)

    One who goes first.

    Follow the leader.

  3. leader(Noun)

    One having authority to direct.

    We elected her team leader.

  4. leader(Noun)

    One who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles.

  5. leader(Noun)

    A person or thing that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc.

    The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.

  6. leader(Noun)

    A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra.

  7. leader(Noun)

    The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.

  8. leader(Noun)

    The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions.

  9. leader(Noun)

    An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs.

  10. leader(Noun)

    A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.

  11. leader(Noun)

    A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground.

  12. leader(Noun)

    The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.

  13. leader(Noun)

    A section of line between the main fishing line and the snell of a hook, intended to be more resistant to bites and harder for a fish to detect than the main fishing line.

  14. leader(Noun)

    A piece of material at the beginning or end of a reel or roll to allow the material to the threaded or fed onto something, as a reel of film onto a projector or a roll of paper onto a rotary printing press.

  15. leader(Noun)

    A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.

  16. leader(Noun)

    A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.

  17. leader(Noun)

    A row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.

  18. leader(Noun)

    A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.

  19. leader(Noun)

    A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.

  20. leader(Noun)

    A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.

  21. leader(Noun)

    The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.

  22. Origin: From leder, ledere, from lædere, equivalent to . Cognate with ledar, leidar, lieder, leider, Leiter, leder, ledare, leiðari.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leader(noun)

    one who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor

  2. Leader(noun)

    one who goes first

  3. Leader(noun)

    one having authority to direct; a chief; a commander

  4. Leader(noun)

    a performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins

  5. Leader(noun)

    a block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places

  6. Leader(noun)

    the principal wheel in any kind of machinery

  7. Leader(noun)

    a horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses

  8. Leader(noun)

    a pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor

  9. Leader(noun)

    a net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a line of gut, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached

  10. Leader(noun)

    a branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one

  11. Leader(noun)

    the first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article

  12. Leader(noun)

    a type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face

  13. Leader(noun)

    a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number

Freebase

  1. Leader

    The Leader is a fictional character that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. In 2009, The Leader was ranked as IGN's 63rd Greatest Comic Book Villain of All Time. Actor Tim Blake Nelson portrays Dr. Samuel Sterns in the 2008 superhero film, The Incredible Hulk.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1076

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1818

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Nouns Frequency: #232

Anagrams of leader

  1. redeal

  2. dealer


Translations for leader

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

leader(noun)

a person who is in front or goes first

The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.

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