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. leadernoun

    a person who rules or guides or inspires others

  2. drawing card, loss leader, leadernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. leadernoun

    Any person or thing that leads or conducts.

  2. leadernoun

    One who goes first.

    Follow the leader.

  3. leadernoun

    One having authority to direct.

    We elected her team leader.

  4. leadernoun

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

  5. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

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

  7. leadernoun

    The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.

  8. leadernoun

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

  9. leadernoun

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

  10. leadernoun

    A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.

  11. leadernoun

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

  12. leadernoun

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

  13. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

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

  16. leadernoun

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

  17. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

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

  19. leadernoun

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

  20. leadernoun

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

  21. leadernoun

    The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leadernoun

    Etymology: from lead.

    In my tent
    I’ll draw the form and model of our battle,
    Limit each leader to his several charge,
    And part in just proportion our small strength. William Shakespeare.

    I have given him for a leader and commander to the people. Isa. lv. 4.

    Those who escaped by flight excused their dishonour, not without a sharp jest against some of their leaders, affirming, that, as they had followed them into the field, so it was good reason they should follow them out. John Hayward.

    When our Lycians see
    Our brave examples, they admiring say,
    Behold our gallant leaders. John Denham.

    The brave leader of the Lycian crew. Dryden.

    Nay keep your way, little gallant; you were wont to be a follower now you are a leader. William Shakespeare.

    The understandings of a senate are enslaved by three or four leaders, set to get or to keep employments. Jonathan Swift.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leadernoun

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

  2. Leadernoun

    one who goes first

  3. Leadernoun

    one having authority to direct; a chief; a commander

  4. Leadernoun

    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. Leadernoun

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

  6. Leadernoun

    the principal wheel in any kind of machinery

  7. Leadernoun

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

  8. Leadernoun

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

  9. Leadernoun

    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. Leadernoun

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

  11. Leadernoun

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

  12. Leadernoun

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

  13. Leadernoun

    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  

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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

  3. relead

  4. relade

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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. Thomas Robb:

    Our members don’t stand out, they don’t walk around giving Nazi salutes. They might be your next door neighbor or Cub Scout leader.

  2. Elise Stefanik:

    I think becoming a mom has made me a more effective leader and a more effective congresswoman because I think about the country that we're leaving for the next generation.

  3. New York Sen. Chuck Schumer:

    His character and fundamental decency are at the core of why he's been such a successful and beloved leader. He's so respected by our caucus for his strength, his legislative acumen, his honesty and his determination. He has left a major mark on this body, this country, and on so many who have met him, gotten to know him, and love him.

  4. Lao-tzu, The Way of Lao-tzu:

    I have three treasures. Guard and keep them:The first is deep love,The second is frugality,And the third is not to dare to be ahead of the world.Because of deep love, one is courageous.Because of frugality, one is generous.Because of not daring to be ahead of the world, one becomes the leader of the world.

  5. Mitt Romney:

    I feel that it is critical that America elect a conservative leader to become our next president. You know that I have wanted to be that president. But I do not want to make it more difficult for someone else to emerge who may have a better chance of becoming that president.

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