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lead·er·ship

 (lē′dər-shĭp′)
n.
1. The position or office of a leader: ascended to the leadership of the party.
2. Capacity or ability to lead: showed strong leadership during her first term in office.
3. A group of leaders: met with the leadership of the nation's top unions.
4. Guidance; direction: The business prospered under the leadership of the new president.

leadership

(ˈliːdəʃɪp)
n
1. the position or function of a leader
2. the period during which a person occupies the position of leader: during her leadership very little was achieved.
3.
a. the ability to lead
b. (as modifier): leadership qualities.
4. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the leaders as a group of a party, union, etc: the union leadership is now very reactionary.

lead•er•ship

(ˈli dərˌʃɪp)

n.
1. the position or function of a leader.
2. ability to lead.
3. an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction.
4. the leaders of a group.
[1815–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leadership - the activity of leadingleadership - the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
helm - a position of leadership; "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"
lead - a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"
trend setting - the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion
2.leadership - the body of people who lead a groupleadership - the body of people who lead a group; "the national leadership adopted his plan"
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Rome - the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church
high command, supreme headquarters - the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)
3.leadership - the status of a leader; "they challenged his leadership of the union"
status, position - the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society; "he had the status of a minor"; "the novel attained the status of a classic"; "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"
4.leadership - the ability to lead; "he believed that leadership can be taught"
ability, power - possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done; "danger heightened his powers of discrimination"
generalship - the leadership ability of a military general

leadership

noun
1. leaders, directors, chiefs, governors, commanders, rulers, controllers, supervisors, superintendents, overseers He is expected to hold talks with the Slovenian leadership.
2. authority, control, influence, command, premiership, captaincy, governance, headship, superintendency He praised her leadership during the crisis.
3. guidance, government, authority, management, administration, direction, supervision, domination, directorship, superintendency What most people want to see is determined, decisive action and firm leadership.

leadership

noun
1. The capacity to lead others:
2. An act or instance of guiding:
Translations
قِيادَهقِيادَه، زِعامَه
vůdcovstvívedení
ledelselederevne
johto
vodstvo
vezetõi képesség
forystaforystuhæfileikar
vodcovské schopnostivodcovstvo
vodenjevodstvo
ledarskap
liderlikönderlikönderlik/liderlik

leadership

[ˈliːdəʃɪp] N
1. (= position) → dirección f, liderazgo m
under the leadership ofbajo la dirección or liderazgo de ...
leadership qualitiesdotes fpl de mando
to take over the leadership (of sth)asumir la dirección (de algo)
2. (= leaders) → dirección f, jefatura f

leadership

[ˈliːdərʃɪp] n
(= leaders) → direction f, leadership m (anglicisme)
(= fact of being leader) under the leadership of ... → sous la direction de ..., sous le leadership de
(= ability to lead) → leadership m (anglicisme), aptitude f à diriger
qualities of leadership → qualités fpl de leadership, qualités fpl de chef or de leaderlead-free [ˌlɛdˈfriː] adjsans plomb

leadership

n
Führung f, → Leitung f; (= office)Vorsitz m, → Leitung f; under the leadership ofunter (der) Führung von; a crisis in the leadership, a leadership crisiseine Führungskrise
(= quality)Führungsqualitäten pl; the country is looking for firm leadershipdas Land ruft nach einer straffen Führung; he has leadership potentialer besitzt Führungsqualitäten

leadership

[ˈliːdəʃɪp] n
a.direzione f, leadership f inv
under the leadership of ... → sotto la direzione or guida di...
qualities of leadership → qualità fpl di un capo
b. (leaders) → dirigenti mpl, dirigenza

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.
References in classic literature ?
Accordingly preparations were made for an expedition into the jungle under the leadership of Goosal.
During that long interval Starbuck would ever be apt to fall into open relapses of rebellion against his captain's leadership, unless some ordinary, prudential, circumstantial influences were brought to bear upon him.
It would appear from the official account that they were threading their way down through those dangers from the closing in of twilight until two o'clock in the morning, or later, because the rescuing party from Chamonix reached the Grand Mulets about three in the morning and moved thence toward the scene of the disaster under the leadership of Sir George Young, "who had only just arrived.
Still, water will find its own level in some way, and by the spring of the second year she had naturally settled into the same sort of leadership which had been hers in the smaller community of Riverboro.
Akela the Lone Wolf lay by the side of his rock as a sign that the leadership of the Pack was open, and Shere Khan with his following of scrap-fed wolves walked to and fro openly being flattered.
He was a big, four- square man who was both popular and efficient; and his leadership at this crisis was of immense value.
roared Robin, whose leadership of a band, I am afraid, had not tended to mend his manners.
In which case, he could openly assume the leadership of the liberal party in Alencon.
The Swedes, rifles in hand, repelled numerous savage charges which lacked only efficient leadership to have rendered them as effective in results as they were terrifying in appearance.
They came in, and "this regiment" withdrew to conspire under the leadership of Dan Grady.
The chariots were housed under cover, but their owners, for lack of leadership, wandered hither and thither about the host and went not forth to fight.
The Ao-chung man refreshed himself, and swelled with pride of leadership.

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