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. Joel Fishbein:

    We believe Imperva is the best-of-breed pure play leader in the growing database activity monitoring market and the web application firewall market, with a total addressable market opportunity of more than $4 billion, after some missteps in 2014, Imperva is experiencing accelerated top-line growth, and we believe 20-30 percent growth is sustainable.

  2. Jerry Nadler:

    The Constitution prescribes a special oath for the senators when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sit as a trial in impeachment. They have to pledge to do impartial justice, and here you have the majority leader of the Senate, in effect, the foreman of the jury, saying they're going to work hand and glove with the defense attorney, now, that's a violation of the oath they're about to take, and it's a complete subversion of the constitutional scheme.

  3. President Trump:

    He’s a Great American and a Great Leader, john has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration.

  4. John McDonnell:

    Can't hide from hit we took last night. Bringing people together when there's such a divide was never going to be easy, now we face prospect of Brexiteer extremist as Tory (Conservative) leader and threat of no deal, we must unite our party and country by taking issue back to people in a public vote.

  5. Robbie Abell:

    The questions he was asking were not the normal questions a normal person would be asking. If something is suspicious, it’s our discretion, we are the gatekeeper. Federal investigators say that in the week before he murdered dozens people and wounded more than 50 others at the Pulse nighclub in Orlando, Mateen visited another gun shop, where he purchased a pistol and a.223 SIG Sauer semiautomatic rifle. Authorities are still trying to determine the motives behind the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The Justice Department released the full transcript of Mateen’s 911 call on the night of the massacre Monday. In his 50-second call to police he claimed responsibility for the terror attack and pledged allegiance to Islamic State’s leader. The summary shows that Mateen told negotiators he had a vehicle outside that has some bombs. Just to let you know. You people are gon na get it, and I'm gon na ignite it if they try to do anything stupid. Mateen claimed he had an explosive vest similar to the kind used by terrorists in France, referencing the November terror attack in Paris. In the next few days, you're going to see more of this type of action going on, Mateen said. He also reportedly told hostages that he would put suicide vests on them. No explosives were ever found on Mateen inside the club or in any vehicles outside. Mateen was armed with two guns during the rampage. Despite claims by the administration and law enforcement officials that ISIS did not direct Mateen to carry out the attack, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Monday used the massacre as an example of why the terror group must be defeated.

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