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Meaning of LEADER

Pronunciation:  'leedur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
  2. [n]  a person who rules or guides or inspires others

LEADER is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: drawing card, loss leader
 Antonyms: follower
 See Also: aristocrat, bellwether, blue blood, boss, caller, captain, cheerleader, chief, chieftain, chieftan, choragus, civic leader, civil leader, commander, demigod, Duce, employer, father, feature, galvaniser, galvanizer, guide, guru, head, headman, hero, higher-up, human, imam, imaum, individual, initiator, inspirer, instigator, labor leader, lawgiver, lawmaker, military leader, misleader, model, mortal, nationalist leader, patrician, person, point man, point woman, pol, political leader, politician, politico, presiding officer, religious leader, role model, scoutmaster, somebody, someone, soul, spearhead, spiritual leader, strike leader, superior, superman, superordinate, top dog, torchbearer, trainer, tribal chief, Ubermensch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lead"er\, n.
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) (Mus.) 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) (Naut.) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable
       holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
   (e) (Mach.) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
       [Obs. or R.] --G. Francis.
   (f) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the
       forward pair of horses.

             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) (Fishing) 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.
   (i) (Mining) A branch or small vein, not important in
       itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.

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

3. (Print.)
   (a) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its
   (b) pl. 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.

Syn: chief; chieftain; commander. See {Chief}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a leader, represents you ability to assert your ideas and/or offer guidance to others. The dream may also be telling you that you are being too passive and need to take a more active role in a situation. Take more control over your life and behavior.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A sequence near the 5' end of an RNA strand or the amino terminus of a protein that functions in targeting or regulation.
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