- a conductor or director, as of an orchestra, band, or chorus.
- the player at the head of the first violins in an orchestra, the principal cornetist in a band, or the principal soprano in a chorus, to whom any incidental solos are usually assigned.
- a length of nylon, silkworm gut, wire, or the like, to which the lure or hook is attached.
- the net used to direct fish into a weir, pound, etc.
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OTHER WORDS FROM leaderlead·er·less, adjectivesub·lead·er, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for leader
Investors committing to the spirit of the legislation can provide capital to entrepreneurial leaders who need it badly.Opportunity Zones haven’t fully reached their potential, but don’t write them off yet|jakemeth|September 16, 2020|Fortune
What’s more, she argues that a good leader knows when to move on.Why one of the world’s few female bank CEOs decided to step down|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 16, 2020|Fortune
For Rakefet Russak-Aminoach, part of being a good leader is knowing when to leave.She was one of the world’s few female bank CEOs. Now she’s founding a fintech venture group|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 15, 2020|Fortune
What we haven’t had is a leader who has prioritized it as a matter of public policy.Can Anita Hill Forgive Joe Biden … and Work With Him?|Pallabi Munsi|September 14, 2020|Ozy
I’ve made a lot of mistakes both on making business decisions and being a business leader.Momofuku’s David Chang on the big changes the restaurant industry needs to make to survive|Beth Kowitt|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Their leader, Njie, still going by “Dave” during the operation, would stay a safe distance away until the State House was secure.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
He affected an anchorman finesse in apologizing for “past mistakes” as a Ku Klux Klan leader.
The seedlings of his potential greatness as a leader are sprinkled throughout it.Mario Cuomo: An OK Governor, but a Far Better Person|Michael Tomasky|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Jennie kept his parliamentary vestments for her son, apparently instilling in Winston the sense that he would be a leader.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain|Tim Teeman|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Poor Steve Scalise is getting a bad rap,” Knight, a long-time aide to former KKK leader David Duke, told The Daily Beast.
Meantime, the leader, to whom thousands were looking up, was miserable and alone.The Eternal City|Hall Caine
During these years, however, he was equally active as a leader in politics.The History of the Negro Church|Carter Godwin Woodson
Nevertheless he is called to be a "leader," with the responsibilities and duties of a leader.Messages from the Epistle to the Hebrews|Handley C.G. Moule
The race ends when the flag returns to the leader, who waves the same above his head, indicating the close of the race.School, Church, and Home Games|George O. Draper
Arrived there, the leader turned south, for we were not yet high enough.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
British Dictionary definitions for leader
- Also called (esp US and Canadian): concertmaster the principal first violinist of an orchestra, who plays solo parts, and acts as the conductor's deputy and spokesman for the orchestra
- US a conductor or director of an orchestra or chorus
- the first man on a climbing rope
- the leading horse or dog in a team