leader


leader
[[t]li͟ːdə(r)[/t]]
leaders
1) N-COUNT: usu N of n, n N The leader of a group of people or an organization is the person who is in control of it or in charge of it.

...the leader of the Conservative Party, William Hague...

But in either case, it is the head of the party with the largest number of members in the legislature who becomes the country's leader.

2) N-COUNT The leader at a particular point in a race or competition is the person who is winning at that point.

The leaders came in two minutes clear of the field...

The world drivers' championship leader crossed the line ahead of Sweden's Ingvar Carlsson.

3) N-COUNT The leader among a range of products or companies is the one that is most successful.

Procter & Gamble is the leader in the mass market cosmetics industry.

4) N-COUNT The leader of an orchestra is the most senior violin player, who acts as a deputy to the conductor. [BRIT]
(in AM, use concertmaster)
5) N-COUNT The leader of an orchestra is the conductor. [AM]
6) N-COUNT A leader in a newspaper is a piece of writing which gives the editor's opinion on an important news item. [BRIT]
(in AM, use editorial)
7) N-COUNT A leader in a newspaper is the most important story in it. [AM]
(in BRIT, use lead, lead story)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • leader — [ lidɶr ] n. m. • 1829; mot angl. « conducteur » ♦ Anglic. 1 ♦ Journal. Article de fond, figurant généralement en première page. Adj. Article leader. 2 ♦ (1839) Chef, porte parole (d un parti, d un mouvement politique). Les leaders politiques. Le …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Leader-1 — is the name of two fictional robot characters from the Go Bots and Transformers toy lines. GoBotsIn the animated series Challenge of the GoBots, Leader 1 was the leader of the Guardians. He could fly, project energy blasts, and project a force… …   Wikipedia

  • LEADER+ — LEADER (frz. Liaison entre actions de développement de l économie rurale, dt. Verbindung zwischen Aktionen zur Entwicklung der ländlichen Wirtschaft) ist eine Gemeinschaftsinitiative der Europäischen Union, mit der seit 1991 modellhaft innovative …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leader+ — LEADER (frz. Liaison entre actions de développement de l économie rurale, dt. Verbindung zwischen Aktionen zur Entwicklung der ländlichen Wirtschaft) ist eine Gemeinschaftsinitiative der Europäischen Union, mit der seit 1991 modellhaft innovative …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leader — wird für die Bezeichnung verschiedener Sachverhalte verwendet: Der Führende im Paartanz LEADER, Initiative der Europäischen Union Leader (niederländische Automarke), eine niederländische Automarke (1904–1905) Leader (britische Automarke), eine… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leader — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término inglés leader (líder, caudillo, guía, jefe) puede referirse a: Leader (Saskatchewan), ciudad canadiense; Leader Price, cadena argentina de supermercados; Leaders of the New School, banda americana de hip… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Leader — (Тбилиси,Грузия) Категория отеля: Адрес: Varketili Javakheti Street 1, 0163 Тбилиси, Грузия …   Каталог отелей

  • Leader — Leader,der:⇨Spitzenreiter Leader→Führer …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • leader — O.E. lædere one who leads, agent noun from lædan (see LEAD (Cf. lead) (v.)). As a title for the head of an authoritarian state, from 1918 (translating führer, Duce, caudillo, etc.). Meaning writing or statement meant to begin a discussion or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • leader — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that leads. 2) a person or thing that is the most successful or advanced in a particular area. 3) the principal player in a music group. 4) Brit. a leading article in a newspaper. 5) (also Leader of the House) Brit. a… …   English terms dictionary

  • leader — [lēd′ər] n. 1. a person or thing that leads; directing, commanding, or guiding head, as of a group or activity 2. a horse harnessed before all others in the same hitch or as one of the two horses in the foremost span 3. a pipe for carrying fluid; …   English World dictionary


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