Leader meaning

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One that leads or guides.
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A pipe for conducting liquid.
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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.

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One who is in charge or in command of others.
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A short length of fishing line between the main line and the hook.
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(printing) Dots or dashes in a row leading the eye across a page, as in an index entry.
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The foremost animal, such as a horse or dog, in a harnessed team.
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A loss leader.
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A blank strip at the end or beginning of a film or tape used in threading or winding.
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(botany) The growing apex or main shoot of a shrub or tree.
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An economic indicator.
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A horse harnessed before all others in the same hitch or as one of the two horses in the foremost span.
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A pipe for carrying fluid.
  • A hot-air duct in a heating system.
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A tendon.
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A section of blank film or recording tape at the beginning of a reel, for use in threading, etc.
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A featured article of trade, esp. one offered at an attractively low price.
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(bot.) The central or dominant stem of a plant, esp. of a tree.
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(fishing) A short piece of catgut, nylon, etc. used to attach the hook or lure to the fish line.
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(printing) Dots, dashes, etc. in a line, used to direct the eye across the page, as in a table of contents.
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(1) A length of unrecorded tape used to thread the tape onto the tape drive.
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Any person or thing that leads or conducts.
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One who goes first.

Follow the leader.

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A person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity.
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One having authority to direct.

We elected her team leader.

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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.

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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.

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(music) A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra.
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(music, UK) The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.
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The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions.
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An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs.
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(botany) A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.
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A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground.
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(UK) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.
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(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.
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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.
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(marketing) A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.
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(printing) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
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(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.
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(fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
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(mining) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
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(nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
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(engineering) The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.
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(chiefly british) The main editorial in a newspaper.
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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 leiðari (“leader, conductor").

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