- The definition of a leader is a person, animal or thing that guides or directs.
- An example of leader is a captain of a baseball team.
- An example of leader is the first dog in a dog sled team.
This dog is the leader of the dog sled team.
- a person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity
- a horse harnessed before all others in the same hitch or as one of the two horses in the foremost span
- a pipe for carrying fluid; specif.,
- a hot-air duct in a heating system
- a tendon
- a section of blank film or recording tape at the beginning of a reel, for use in threading, etc.
- ☆ a featured article of trade, esp. one offered at an attractively low price
- Bot. the central or dominant stem of a plant, esp. of a tree
- ☆ Fishing a short piece of catgut, nylon, etc. used to attach the hook or lure to the fish line
- Journalism leading article
- a conductor, esp. of a dance band
- the main performer in an instrumental or vocal section, generally given the solo passages
- Naut. fair-lead
- Printing dots, dashes, etc. in a line, used to direct the eye across the page, as in a table of contents
- One that leads or guides.
- One who is in charge or in command of others.
- a. One who heads a political party or organization.b. One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature.
- Music a. A conductor, especially of an orchestra, band, or choral group.b. The principal performer in an orchestral section or a group.
- The foremost animal, such as a horse or dog, in a harnessed team.
- A loss leader.
- Chiefly British The main editorial in a newspaper.
- leaders Printing Dots or dashes in a row leading the eye across a page, as in an index entry.
- A pipe for conducting liquid.
- A short length of fishing line between the main line and the hook.
- A blank strip at the end or beginning of a film or tape used in threading or winding.
- Botany The growing apex or main shoot of a shrub or tree.
- An economic indicator.
- 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.
- Leader of the House of Commons
- Senate Majority Leader
- 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.
- (music) A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra.
- (music, UK) 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.
- (botany) 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.
- (UK) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.
- (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.
- 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.
- (marketing) A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.
- (printing) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
- (printing, in the 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.
- (fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
- (mining) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
- (nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
- (engineering) The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.
From Middle English leder, ledere, from Old English lǣdere (“leader”), equivalent to lead + -er. Cognate with Scots ledar, leidar (“leader”), West Frisian lieder (“leader”), Dutch leider (“leader”), German Leiter (“leader, conductor, manager”), Danish leder (“leader, manager”), Swedish ledare (“leader, conductor, director”), Icelandic leiðari (“leader, conductor”).
leader - Computer Definition
(1) A length of unrecorded tape used to thread the tape onto the tape drive.
(2) A line of dots or dashes used to draw the eye across the printed page, such as in a table of contents.