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lead·er

 (lē′dər)
n.
1. One that leads or guides.
2. One who is in charge or in command of others.
3.
a. One who heads a political party or organization.
b. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
4. Music
a. A conductor, especially of an orchestra, band, or choral group.
b. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
5. The foremost animal, such as a horse or dog, in a harnessed team.
6. A loss leader.
7. Chiefly British The main editorial in a newspaper.
8. leaders Printing Dots or dashes in a row leading the eye across a page, as in an index entry.
9. A pipe for conducting liquid.
10. A short length of fishing line between the main line and the hook.
11. A blank strip at the end or beginning of a film or tape used in threading or winding.
12. Botany The growing apex or main shoot of a shrub or tree.
13. An economic indicator.

leader

(ˈliːdə)
n
1. a person who rules, guides, or inspires others; head
2. (Classical Music) music
a. Also called (esp US and Canadian): concertmaster the principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra
b. US a conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus
3. (Mountaineering)
a. the first man on a climbing rope
b. the leading horse or dog in a team
4. (Marketing) chiefly US and Canadian an article offered at a sufficiently low price to attract customers. See also loss leader
5. (Economics) a statistic or index that gives an advance indication of the state of the economy
6. (Journalism & Publishing) chiefly Also called: leading article Brit the leading editorial in a newspaper
7. (Angling) angling another word for trace22, cast32a
8. (Nautical Terms) nautical another term for fairlead
9. (Film) a strip of blank film or tape used to facilitate threading a projector, developing machine, etc, and to aid identification
10. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (plural) printing rows of dots or hyphens used to guide the reader's eye across a page, as in a table of contents
11. (Botany) botany any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning
12. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit a member of the Government having primary authority in initiating legislative business (esp in the phrases Leader of the House of Commons and Leader of the House of Lords)
13. (Law) the senior barrister, usually a Queen's Counsel, in charge of the conduct of a case. Compare junior6
ˈleaderless adj

lead•er

(ˈli dər)

n.
1. a person or thing that leads.
2. a guiding or directing head, as of an army or political group.
3.
b. the principal musical performer in a group.
4. a featured article of trade, esp. one offered at a low price to attract customers. Compare loss leader.
5. Brit. a newspaper editorial.
6. blank film or tape at the beginning of a length of film or magnetic tape, used for threading a motion-picture camera, tape recorder, etc. Compare trailer (def. 6).
7. a length of line or wire to which a fishing lure or hook is attached.
9. a horse harnessed at the front of a team.
10. leaders, a row of dots or a short line to lead a reader's eye across a page.
[1250–1300]
lead′er•less, adj.

leader

  • coryphaeus - A Greek word meaning "chief," for the leader of a party, sect, school of thought, etc.
  • herald - Etymologically, a "leader of an army," from Germanic kharjaz, "army."
  • hegemon - A Greek word for "leader."
  • nestorian, nestor - Nestorian means wise and aged, and a nestor is a senior figure or leader in one's field.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leader - a person who rules or guides or inspires othersleader - a person who rules or guides or inspires others
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
aristocrat, blue blood, patrician - a member of the aristocracy
bellwether - someone who assumes leadership of a movement or activity
caller - the person who convenes a meeting; "who is the caller of this meeting?"
chieftain, captain - the leader of a group of people; "a captain of industry"
cheerleader - someone who leads the cheers by spectators at a sporting event
choragus - (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
civic leader, civil leader - a leader in municipal affairs
commander - someone in an official position of authority who can command or control others
demigod, superman, Ubermensch - a person with great powers and abilities
duce - leader; "Mussolini was called Il Duce"
employer - a person or firm that employs workers
father - a person who holds an important or distinguished position in some organization; "the tennis fathers ruled in her favor"; "the city fathers endorsed the proposal"
boss - a person who exercises control and makes decisions; "he is his own boss now"
fugleman - a leader and organizer and spokesman (especially a political leader); "a fugleman for the radical right"
inspirer, galvaniser, galvanizer - a leader who stimulates and excites people to action
guide - someone who shows the way by leading or advising
guru - a recognized leader in some field or of some movement; "a guru of genomics"
chief, top dog, head - a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"
tribal chief, chieftain, headman, chief - the head of a tribe or clan
imam, imaum - (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide
initiator, instigator - a person who initiates a course of action
labor leader - a leader of a labor movement
lawgiver, lawmaker - a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws
malik - the leader of a town or community in some parts of Asia Minor and the Indian subcontinent; "maliks rule the hinterland of Afghanistan under the protection of warlords"
military leader - a leader of military forces
misleader - someone who leads astray (often deliberately)
role model, model - someone worthy of imitation; "every child needs a role model"
hero - a man distinguished by exceptional courage and nobility and strength; "RAF pilots were the heroes of the Battle of Britain"
nationalist leader - the leader of a nationalist movement
pied piper - a leader who entices people to follow (especially to their doom)
point man - someone who is the forefront of an important enterprise; "he is the president's point man on economic issues"
point woman - a woman who is the forefront of an important enterprise
pol, political leader, politico, politician - a person active in party politics
politician - a leader engaged in civil administration
presiding officer - the leader of a group meeting
puppet leader, puppet ruler - a leader or ruler who is chosen by a despot to head a government
religious leader - leader of a religious order
scoutmaster - the leader of a troop of Scouts
spearhead - someone who leads or initiates an activity (attack or campaign etc.)
strike leader - someone who leads a strike
higher-up, superior, superordinate - one of greater rank or station or quality
torchbearer - a leader in a campaign or movement
trainer - one who trains other persons or animals
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
2.leader - a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customersleader - a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
feature - an article of merchandise that is displayed or advertised more than other articles

leader

noun
1. principal, president, head, chief, boss (informal), director, manager, chairman, captain, chair, premier, governor, commander, superior, ruler, conductor, controller, counsellor, supervisor, superintendent, big name, big gun (informal), chairwoman, chieftain, bigwig (informal), ringleader, chairperson, big shot (informal), overseer, big cheese (slang, old-fashioned), big noise (informal), big hitter (informal), baas (S. African), torchbearer, number one the leader of the Conservative Party
principal supporter, follower, disciple, sidekick (slang), adherent, henchman, hanger-on
2. front runner, pioneer, leading light, leading company, trailblazer, trendsetter, best-known company, groundbreaker, primary brand the leader in the mass market cosmetics industry

leader

noun
1. Something or someone that shows the way:
2. A leading contestant:
3. One who is highest in rank or authority:
Slang: honcho.
4. A professional politician who controls a party or political machine:
6. Chiefly British. A prominent article in a periodical:
Translations
المُتَسابِق الذي في المُقَدِّمَهقَائِدٌقائِدمَقالَة المُحَرِّر
vůdce-iceúvodníkvedoucí závodník
lederførende person
رهبر
johtajapääkirjoitussyöksytorvi
מנהיגמנהיגה
vođa
vezérvezetőkoncertmesterparancsnokpártvezér
forystumaîur, e-r sem er í fararbroddileiîarileiîtogi
リーダー
지도자
vedúci pretekár
vodilnivodja
ledare
kiongozi
ผู้นำ
người lãnh đạo

leader

[ˈliːdəʳ]
A. N
1. [of group, party] → líder m/f, jefe/a m/f; (= guide) → guía mf, conductor(a) m/f; [of rebels] → cabecilla mf (Mus) [of orchestra] (Brit) → primer violín m (US) → director(a) m/f
our political leadersnuestros líderes políticos
he's a born leaderha nacido para mandar
Leader of the House (of Commons) (Pol) → Presidente/a m/f de la Cámara de los Comunes; (of Lords) → Presidente/a m/f de la Cámara de los Lores
Leader of the Oppositionjefe/a m/f de la oposición
2. (in race, field etc) → primero/a m/f; (in league) → líder m; (= horse) → caballo m que va primero
see also market D
see also world B
3. (in newspaper) → editorial m
4. (Comm) (= company, product) → líder m
B. CPD leader writer N (Brit) → editorialista mf
LEADER OF THE HOUSE
Leader of the House es el término que, en el Reino Unido, hace referencia tanto al presidente de la Cámara de los Comunes como al presidente de la Cámara de los Lores. Ambos pertenecen al gobierno británico y son los encargados de organizar y hacer público el horario semanal de debates y otros asuntos en sus respectivas cámaras, previa consulta con su homólogo de la oposición o Shadow Leader of the House y con los Whips de cada partido.

leader

[ˈliːdər] n
[team, group] → chef m
[political party] → leader m
the Liberal Party leader → le leader du parti libéral
(in contest, race)leader m
(in field of study, expertise)
They are leaders in their field → Ce sont les leaders dans leur domaine., Ce sont les chefs de file dans leur domaine.
(in newspaper)éditorial mLeader of the House n (British)président(e) m/f de la Chambre (des communes ou des lords)

leader

n
Führer(in) m(f); (of union, party)Vorsitzende(r) mf, → Führer(in) m(f); (military) → Befehlshaber(in) m(f); (of gang, rebels)Anführer(in) m(f); (of expedition, project)Leiter(in) m(f); (Sport) (in league) → Tabellenführer m; (in race) → der/die Erste; (Mus, of orchestra) → Konzertmeister(in) m(f); (of choir)Leiter(in) m(f); (of brass band)erster Bläser, erste Bläserin; (of jazz band, pop group)Leader(in) m(f); to be the leader (in race, competition) → in Führung liegen; the leaders (in race, competition) → die Spitzengruppe; leader of the oppositionOppositionsführer(in) m(f); the leaders of fashiondie Modemacher pl; the product is a leader/the world leader in its fielddieses Produkt ist auf diesem Gebiet führend/weltweit führend; we are still the leaders in biochemical researchwir sind auf dem Gebiet der biochemischen Forschung immer noch führend; has he the qualities to be a leader of men?hat er Führungsqualitäten?
(Brit Press) → Leitartikel m; leader writerLeitartikler(in) m(f)
(Comput: sign) → Füllzeichen nt

leader

[ˈliːdəʳ] n
a. (of group, expedition) → capo; (of party, union) → capo, leader m/f inv (Mus) (of orchestra) (Brit) → primo violino (Am) → direttore m d'orchestra; (guide) → guida (Mountaineering) → capocordata m inv
the Leader of the House (Pol) → capo della maggioranza ministeriale alla Camera
he's a born leader → è nato per comandare
b. (Sport) (in race) → chi è in testa, leader m/f inv
the leaders of the First Division (Ftbl) → la squadra in testa alla classifica di serie A
they are leaders in their field (fig) → sono all'avanguardia nel loro campo
c. (Brit) (in newspaper) → articolo di fondo, editoriale m

lead1

(liːd) past tense, past participle led (led) verb
1. to guide or direct or cause to go in a certain direction. Follow my car and I'll lead you to the motorway; She took the child by the hand and led him across the road; He was leading the horse into the stable; The sound of hammering led us to the garage; You led us to believe that we would be paid!
2. to go or carry to a particular place or along a particular course. A small path leads through the woods.
3. (with to) to cause or bring about a certain situation or state of affairs. The heavy rain led to serious floods.
4. to be first (in). An official car led the procession; He is still leading in the competition.
5. to live (a certain kind of life). She leads a pleasant existence on a Greek island.
noun
1. the front place or position. He has taken over the lead in the race.
2. the state of being first. We have a lead over the rest of the world in this kind of research.
3. the act of leading. We all followed his lead.
4. the amount by which one is ahead of others. He has a lead of twenty metres (over the man in second place).
5. a leather strap or chain for leading a dog etc. All dogs must be kept on a lead.
6. a piece of information which will help to solve a mystery etc. The police have several leads concerning the identity of the thief.
7. a leading part in a play etc. Who plays the lead in that film?
ˈleader noun
1. a person who is in front or goes first. The fourth runner is several miles behind the leaders.
2. a person who is the head of, organizes or is in charge (of something). The leader of the expedition is a scientist.
3. an article in a newspaper etc written to express the opinions of the editor.
ˈleadership noun
1. the state of being a leader. He took over the leadership of the Labour party two years later.
2. the quality of being able to lead others; leadership ability. The post requires a person who combines leadership and energy; She's got leadership potential; Does he have any leadership qualities?.
lead on
1. to deceive with false expectations.
2. to go first; to show the way. Lead on!
lead up the garden path
to deceive.
lead up to
to progress towards; to contribute to. to lead up to a climax; the events leading up to the First World War.
lead the way
to go first (especially to show the way). She led the way upstairs.

leader

قَائِدٌ vůdce leder Führer ηγέτης líder johtaja chef vođa leader リーダー 지도자 leider leder lider líder лидер ledare ผู้นำ lider người lãnh đạo 领导者
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He wanted to be a man of God and a leader among men of God.
That is generous of you, and quite in contrast to--er--to the conduct of our leader.
The words were still in the mouth of the scout, when the leader of the party, whose approaching footsteps had caught the vigilant ear of the Indian, came openly into view.
To their astonishment, he not only plunged into the fashionable gayeties and amusements of the town, but in dress and manner assumed the role of a leader of society.
But those wild eyes met his, as the bloodshot eyes of the prairie wolves meet the eye of their leader, ere he rushes on at their head in the trail of the bison; but, alas
And for years afterwards, perhaps, ships shun the place; leaping over it as silly sheep leap over a vacuum, because their leader originally leaped there when a stick was held.
You can feel them in the air round about him, capering frenetically; with their invisible feet they set the pace, and the hair of the leader of the orchestra rises on end, and his eyeballs start from their sockets, as he toils to keep up with them.
I was leader of the Expedition, and all discoveries achieved by it naturally belonged to me.
It was kind o' cur'ous, but she set in the same seat he used to when he was leader o' the Sabbath-school.
Miss Ingram rose solemnly: "I go first," she said, in a tone which might have befitted the leader of a forlorn hope, mounting a breach in the van of his men.
the near leader violently shook his head and everything upon it--like an unusually emphatic horse, denying that the coach could be got up the hill.
Spenlow seemed to think, if he thought anything about the matter, that my aunt was the leader of the state party in our family, and that there was a rebel party commanded by somebody else - so I gathered at least from what he said, while we were waiting for Mr.