Definitions of leader

  1. a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
  2. One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
  3. One who goes first.
  4. One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
  5. 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.
  6. A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
  7. The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
  8. A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
  9. A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
  10. 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.
  11. A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
  12. The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
  13. A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Leadership.
  17. One who leads or goes first: a chief: the leading editorial article in a newspaper: principal wheel in any machinery.
  18. One who, or that which, leads or goes first.
  19. One who leads; a guide; commander.
  20. A conductor; a chief; the head of a party or faction; that which leads or conducts; the principal article in a newspaper.
  21. Highest shoot or part of trunk of a tree.
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