a person who rules or guides or inspires others
drawing card, loss leader, leader(noun)
a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
Any person or thing that leads or conducts.
One who goes first.
Follow the leader.
One having authority to direct.
We elected her team leader.
One who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles.
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.
A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra.
The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.
The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions.
An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs.
A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.
A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground.
The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.
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.
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.
A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.
A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
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.
A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.
Origin: From leder, ledere, from lædere, equivalent to . Cognate with ledar, leidar, lieder, leider, Leiter, leder, ledare, leiðari.
one who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor
one who goes first
one having authority to direct; a chief; a commander
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
a block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places
the principal wheel in any kind of machinery
a horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses
a pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor
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
a branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one
the first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article
a type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face
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
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
A chief. Also, the conducting ship, boat, or man in an enterprise. Also, the guide in firing rockets.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A chief, a commander; a captain. Also the directing musician of a band.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1076
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1818
Rank popularity for the word 'leader' in Nouns Frequency: #232
The numerical value of leader in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of leader in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Examples of leader in a Sentence
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- قائد, زعيم, رئيسArabic
- líder, dirigentCatalan, Valencian
- vedoucí, velitel, vůdceCzech
- Führerin, Leitartikel, Leiter, Führer, Anführerin, Leittier, Hauptmann, Regenrinne, Kopf, AnführerGerman
- αρχηγός, ηγέτης, κύριο άρθροGreek
- líder, dirigenteSpanish
- رهبر, لیدرPersian
- syöksytorvi, pääkirjoitus, johtajaFinnish
- dirigeant, chef, leaderFrench
- ceannardScottish Gaelic
- מנהיג, מנהיגהHebrew
- dirijanHaitian Creole
- parancsnok, vezér, pártvezér, vezetőHungarian
- duce, capoItalian
- 指導者, リーダー, 首領Japanese
- 指導者, 지도자, 리더Korean
- ductrix, ductor, duces, dūx, princepsLatin
- pemimpin, ketuaMalay
- leider, aanvoerster, leidster, aanvoerderDutch
- fører, lederNorwegian
- naatʼáaniiNavajo, Navaho
- przywódca, rynna, liderPolish
- lider, conducătorRomanian
- руководитель, передови́ца, вождь, водосто́чная труба́, лидер, вожа́кRussian
- вођа, vođaSerbo-Croatian
- lãnh đạo, 領導Vietnamese
- inhloko, umholiZulu
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