- 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.
Related formslead·er·less, adjectivesub·lead·er, noun
Examples from the Web for leader
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