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Definitions of leader

  1. a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
  2. a person who rules or guides or inspires others
  3. One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
  4. One who goes first.
  5. One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
  6. A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
  7. A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
  8. The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
  9. A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
  10. A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
  11. A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a line of gut, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
  12. A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
  13. The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
  14. A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
  15. 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.
  16. One who guides, directs, or conducts; one who occupies, or is fitted to occupy, the first or chief place; the chief editorial article of a newspaper; the foremost horse when several are used to draw a vehicle; a pipe to carry off rainwater from a roof.
  17. Leadership.
  18. One who leads or goes first: a chief: the leading editorial article in a newspaper: principal wheel in any machinery.
  19. One who, or that which, leads or goes first.
  20. One who leads; a guide; commander.
  21. A conductor; a chief; the head of a party or faction; that which leads or conducts; the principal article in a newspaper.
  22. Highest shoot or part of trunk of a tree.
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Usage examples for leader

  1. He did not seek to himself the honour of doing so, nor, when he was asked to come forward as the leader of the people, did he refuse to do so. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope
  2. He began to feel almost content that within there was a cry for war and he stood ready to draw his sword- he, the leader of the peace party! – The Golden Age in Transylvania by Mór Jókai
  3. Lefever and Scott, without words, merely left the problem to de Spain as the leader. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  4. I follow my leader. – Ranching for Sylvia by Harold Bindloss
  5. Captain Geere, who had escaped once before and been recaptured, was chosen leader, and we were to march in single file, about ten paces apart, Geere first, Eastmond next, myself third, and the others behind. – In and Out of Rebel Prisons by Lieut. A. [Alonzo] Cooper
  6. Why does he not wish the " lost leader" to return? – Browning's Shorter Poems by Robert Browning
  7. And where in the meanwhile is the lost leader? – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  8. My favourite artist is Leader. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  9. They did not swear, nor did they curse their leader. – The League of the Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy
  10. The United States of America ought to be our leader in chief, but mainly through ... – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  11. Kotuko the dog was one, and the black leader was the other. – The Second Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
  12. " I wish to see the leader of this party," said Clarence quietly. – Susy, A Story of the Plains by Bret Harte
  13. " The Morning Leader give it a fine write- up. – A Damsel in Distress by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
  14. That will make you popular with your friends, and will show the Government just what sort of a leader it has working against it. – Soldiers of Fortune by Richard Harding Davis
  15. He is no leader of lost causes. – Corporal Cameron by Ralph Connor
  16. He returned to England in 1850 and became leader writer on the Times. – A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume II (of II) by Augustus de Morgan
  17. Among those who came forward to press the hand of the young party leader, the Abbe de Gondi jumped about like a kid. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
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