What does Leader mean?

Definitions for Leader
ˈli dərLead·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Leader.

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

Wiktionary

  1. leader(Noun)

    Any person or thing that leads or conducts.

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

  2. leader(Noun)

    One who goes first.

    Follow the leader.

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

  3. leader(Noun)

    One having authority to direct.

    We elected her team leader.

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

  4. leader(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  6. leader(Noun)

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

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

  7. leader(Noun)

    The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.

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

  8. leader(Noun)

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

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

  9. leader(Noun)

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

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

  10. leader(Noun)

    A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.

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

  11. leader(Noun)

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

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

  12. leader(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

  15. leader(Noun)

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

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

  16. leader(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  18. leader(Noun)

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

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

  19. leader(Noun)

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

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

  20. leader(Noun)

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

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

  21. leader(Noun)

    The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.

    Etymology: 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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leader

    A chief. Also, the conducting ship, boat, or man in an enterprise. Also, the guide in firing rockets.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. leader

    A chief, a commander; a captain. Also the directing musician of a band.

Editors Contribution

  1. leader

    A person with the accurate and specific ability, experience, knowledge, skills, integrity, honesty, tools, technology and passion to unite people and create a sense and culture of unity, teamwork and accurate improvement for the optimum health, human rights, well-being and shared prosperity of every person.

    The leader was exemplary in her behavior and always led by example.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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 for Leader »

  1. redeal

  2. dealer

How to pronounce Leader?

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How to say Leader in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leader in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leader in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Leader in a Sentence

  1. Warren Bennis, From an article in a meeting industry magazine.:

    No leader sets out to become a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completely—all your skills, gifts, and energies—in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be and enjoy the process of becoming.

  2. United States:

    It would be extremely out of the ordinary for them not do this for a senior leader like al-Asiri, especially because his group in Yemen are putting out all sorts of statements all the time, every time a senior leader within al-Qaeda or its affiliate in Yemen has been killed, they have been quick to put out a statement. It's seen as a religious necessity from a Shariah point of view.

  3. Richard Milhous Nixon:

    If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood for anything.

  4. William E Ford:

    The U.S. is the world leader in life sciences technology. In Cambridge, New York, San Francisco, and around the country, there is significant innovation happening in this area, which is leading to much-needed new therapies and new ways to treat disease.

  5. Jas Brar:

    If you build a good culture and you’re a good leader, you ’ll be able to grow the business because it does n’t need you to micromanage every decision.

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