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Definition of "leader" []

  • One that leads or guides. (noun)
  • One who is in charge or in command of others. (noun)
  • One who heads a political party or organization. (noun)
  • One who has influence or power, especially of a political nature. (noun)
  • Music A conductor, especially of orchestra, band, or choral group. (noun)
  • A person who rules, guides, or inspires others; head (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra (noun)
  • A conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus (noun)
  • The first man on a climbing rope (noun)
  • The leading horse or dog in a team (noun)
  • An article offered at a sufficiently low price to attract customers (noun)
  • A statistic or index that gives an advance indication of the state of the economy (noun)
  • The leading editorial in a newspaper (noun)
  • A strip of blank film or tape used to facilitate threading a projector, developing machine, etc, and to aid identification (noun)
  • Rows of dots or hyphens used to guide the reader's eye across a page, as in a table of contents (noun)
  • Any of the long slender shoots that grow from the stem or branch of a tree: usually removed during pruning (noun)
  • A member of the Government having primary authority in initiating legislative business (esp in the phrases Leader of the House of Commons and Leader of the House of Lords) (noun)
  • The senior barrister, usually a Queen's Counsel, in charge of the conduct of a case (noun)

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Use "leader" in a sentence
  • "Strick van Linschoten also said Isaf's definition of the word leader was "so broad as to be meaningless"."
  • "Indeed so regularly is the phrase "leader of the pack" mentioned when describing him, you half expect to hear a Harley‑Davidson engine raspily rev up and cue in The Shangri-Las."
  • "Even better, the title leader and rival to the Mexican, Pastor Maldonado failed to finish in today's race and earned no points."