Complete Definition of "leader"

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Pronunciation
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:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iËdÉ(r)|-iËdÉ(r)

Noun
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  1. One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor. Especially:

#:(a) One who goes first.
#:(b) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
#:(c) music 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.
#:(d) nautical A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
#:(e) engineering obsolete The principal wheel in any kind of machinery. (G. Francis)
#:(f) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
#::Quotations
#::* He forgot to pull in his leaders, and they gallop away with him at times. - Hare?
#:(g) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
#:(h) context|fishing A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
#:(i) context|fishing A section of line between the main fly line and the snell, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
#:(j) (Mining): A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.

  1. The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
  2. printing

#:(a) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
#:(b) (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.

  1. film A piece of blank film at the beginning of a movie to allow the film to be threaded in the projector.

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Synonyms
chief
chieftain
commander

See also

president
king/queen
monarch
emperor/empress
baron/baroness
duke/duchess
governor
mayor
sergeant
general
conductor

Translations
trans-top|one having authority
Arabic: ARchar|اÙÙائد, زعÙÙ
Bosnian: voÄa m
Dutch: leider m, leidster f, aanvoerder m, aanvoerster f
Finnish: johtaja, vetäjä
French: chef m
German: Anführer m, Anführerin f, Führer m Führerin f, Lueter
Hebrew: ×× ×××, m, ×× ××××, f
Hungarian: vezetÅ; vezér, parancsnok; pártvezér, vezér
Italian: duce m
Kurdish: KUchar|سÙâرÛÚ©
Latin: dux|dūx m, ductor m, ductrix f
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Norwegian: leder m, fører m
Persian: FAchar|رÙبر
Polish: przywódca m
Portuguese: líder m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: воÑа m
:Latin: voÄa m
Spanish: líder m, dirigente m
Swahili: kiongozi
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trans-top|pipe to conduct water from the roof
Finnish: ränni
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trans-top|principal article in a newspaper
Finnish: pääkirjoitus
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