An example of leader is a captain of a baseball team.
An example of leader is the first dog in a dog sled team.
- A hot-air duct in a heating system.
Follow the leader.
We elected her team leader.
Leader of the House of Commons.
Senate Majority Leader.
The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.
Origin of leader
- From Middle English leder, ledere, from Old English lÇ£dere (“leader"), equivalent to lead +"Ž -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 leiÃ°ari (“leader, conductor").