Definition of Leader

1. Noun. A person who rules or guides or inspires others.

2. Noun. A featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers.
Exact synonyms: Drawing Card, Loss Leader
Generic synonyms: Feature

Definition of Leader

1. n. One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.

Definition of Leader

1. Noun. Any person or thing that leads or conducts. ¹

2. Noun. One who goes first. ¹

3. Noun. One having authority to direct. ¹

4. Noun. One who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles. ¹

5. Noun. A person or thing that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc. ¹

6. Noun. (music) A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra. ¹

7. Noun. (music UK) The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster. ¹

8. Noun. The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions. ¹

9. Noun. An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs. ¹

10. Noun. (botany) A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant. ¹

11. Noun. A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground. ¹

12. Noun. (U.K.) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story. ¹

13. Noun. (fishing) 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. ¹

14. 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. ¹

15. Noun. (marketing) A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price. ¹

16. Noun. (printing) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face. ¹

17. Noun. (printing in plural) 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. ¹

18. Noun. (fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ¹

19. Noun. (mining) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one. ¹

20. Noun. (nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places. ¹

21. Noun. (engineering) The drive wheel in any kind of machinery. ¹

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Definition of Leader

1. one that leads or guides [n -S]

Medical Definition of Leader

1. A sequence near the 5' end of an RNAstrand or the amino terminus of a protein that functions intargeting or regulation. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leader

lead vocalist
lead vocals
leaded bronze
leaded gasoline
leaded type
leader (current term)
leader board
leader boards
leader of the free world
leader peptide
leader sequence
leader sequences

Literary usage of Leader

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"As the leader of the Centre, and in full agreement with it. he interested himself for all the rights and liberties of the German people, whenever these ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"A leader in Physics his students was during the Italian years. For the most part, the age differences were apparently very small. Perhaps it was a result of ..."

3. The Concise Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, George Smith, Harold F. Oxbury (1885)
"Our earliest authority, Gildas, speaks of him with enthusiasm, but with little definiteness, as the leader who checked the victorious advance of the Saxon ..."

4. Education by Project Innovation (Organization) (1884)
"EMERSON AS A SPIRITUAL leader. BY ELIZABETH PORTER GOULD. The cry from the cross, " It is finished," ended for Emerson the revelation of the highest in form ..."

5. The American Journal of Education by Henry Barnard (1862)
"8) throw from this position the number of times announced by the leader. To be caught in the hands. Figurer. ..."

6. Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran/Contra Affair by Lee H. Hamilton, Daniel K. Inouye (1995)
"One of the principal beneficiaries of North's fund was a Resistance leader. With McFarlane's approval, North decided to assume support for the Resistance ..."

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