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.

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

  2. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. 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.

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

  6. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. 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.

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

  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.

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

  15. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. 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.

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

  18. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. leadernoun

    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. 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

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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. Jean Kapata:

    We were also prompted to lift the ban because of the increasing cases of people and cattle being killed by lions. Recently a community leader in my home area was eaten.

  2. Joey Reed:

    To us, it's unbecoming of a world leader to speak like that about … a private citizen but especially about a foreign citizen who we know is innocent.

  3. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    It is, however, the duty of every leader to familiarise themselves with history; both from your nation and worldwide.

  4. George Clooney:

    Democracy is dead in the Maldives, literally, if there were an election now there would be no one to run against the president. Every opposition leader is either behind bars or being pursued by the government through the courts.

  5. Michael Rea:

    So what Romans 13 might invite us to do is just ask what God might be doing with some particular leader, in the case of Donald Trump, I am tempted to say God might have been working to discredit the forces in evangelicalism that contributed so much to his being elected.

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