- 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 lÇ£dere (â€œleaderâ€), equivalent to lead +â€Ž -er. Cognate with Scots ledar, leidar (â€œleaderâ€), West Frisian lieder (â€œleaderâ€), Dutch leider (â€œleaderâ€), German Leiter (â€œleader, conductor, managerâ€), Danish leder (â€œleader, managerâ€), Swedish ledare (â€œleader, conductor, directorâ€), Icelandic leiÃ°ari (â€œleader, conductorâ€).
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.