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leader meaning

EN[ˈliː.də(ɹ)] [ˈliːdɚ] [-iːdə(r)]
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FR leader

    Definition of leader in English Dictionary

  • NounPLleadersSUF-er
    1. Any person that leads or directs.
      1. In an era when political leaders promise deliverance from decline through America’s purported preeminence in scientific research, the news that science is in deep trouble in the United States has been as unwelcome as a diagnosis of leukemia following the loss of health insurance.
      2. Follow the leader.
      3. We elected her team leader.
      4. Leader of the House of Commons
      5. Senate Majority Leader
      6. The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.
    2. An animal that leads.
      1. The gesture of licking and nipping a leader's muzzle is similar to the food-begging behavior of wolf pups and may be related to it.
      2. Still there are many passages in his [Donne's] writings, where it is plain that he forgot to pull in his leaders; and they gallop away with him at times over hill and dale, over ploughed land and waste.
    3. Something that leads or conducts.
      1. A strong central leader may result in essentially horizontal branches resembling a "telephone pole."
      2. when two wheels geer together, the one which communicates the motion to the other is called the driver or leader; and the wheel impelled is the follower
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • ... argument that we shouldn't be doing it, and if we do we'll fail, and if we succeed, our leaders were lying, tricking and cahooting with Halliburton?
      • Chelsea kept their faint Premier League title hopes alive and damaged Manchester United's own ambitions as they came from behind to beat the leaders at Stamford Bridge.
      • The South African leader went off to consult with the structures.
    2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • The abbot is considered a tulku by Tibetans and called a living Buddha in Chinese — an especially revered figure who is believed to be the essence of a prominent religious leader.
      • Finally, the accommodating new governor needs to make certain he does not overaccommodate Albany’s leaders.
      • Clearly, empathy is a Scriptural concept that Christians can put to work in becoming better leaders.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Morphemes
      • Suffixes
        • Words by suffix
          • Words suffixed with -er
      • Nouns
        • Countable nouns
          • Agent nouns
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        Meaning of leader for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "leader" is a morpheme, more specifically, a suffixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and an agent noun.
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