Adjective "leader" definition and examples

(Leader may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈliːdə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
  1. 'a natural leader'
  2. 'We call upon one to bless our gardens before planting and another to guide our world leaders when faced with war.'
  3. 'Consider, for instance, someone who has worked as team leader at a fast food chain.'
  4. 'The chamber had to be redesigned after parliament leaders were unhappy with it.'
  5. 'Both parties require their parliamentary leaders to be elected or re-endorsed by caucus every three years.'
  6. 'As is usual in the Netherlands, the Queen appointed an informateur after consulting all leaders of parliamentary parties.'
  7. 'She appointed the so-called informateur and formateur on the advice of party leaders in Parliament.'
  8. 'The demons formed themselves into an attack pattern that was like a flock of geese, with their leader up in front.'
  9. 'The Claimant is a member of Parliament and the former leader of the Liberal Democrats.'
  10. 'As a result Blighty is starting a new series following the party leaders as they frantically smother the country in baby kisses.'
  11. 'The person who was supposedly the leader went to the front of the throne and bowed.'
  12. 'I echo the comments made by the Leader of the House.'
  13. 'I see the Leader of the House, who is also the Minister in the chair, shaking his head.'
  14. 'I wish to raise a question with the Leader of the House.'
  15. 'Could the Leader of the House give us some indication of when the Responsible Gambling Bill might come into the House?'
  16. 'The Leader of the House has now compounded his error.'
  17. 'I have two questions for the Leader of the House.'
  18. 'Nora was up among the leaders'
  19. 'The boys may add the league title to the team cup as league leaders with only two matches left to play this season.'
  20. 'Skate Away cruised by the leaders, followed closely by Seainsky coming out of fifth place down the stretch.'
  21. 'The company is now the acknowledged leader in the rural markets for personal and public transportation.'
  22. 'It is a leader in the area of transportation and infrastructure design.'
  23. 'The important thing is that if one achieves this, one would also become a technology leader in this area.'
  24. 'Such a move would be seen as a significant boost to Scotland's bid to become a world leader in the development and commercialisation of wave power.'
  25. 'We admire and congratulate Ireland for being a leader in public health.'
  26. 'Still the leader in this area, it has sold only a few thousand units to date.'
  27. 'We want to be a global company and the world leader in golf course management, so it is important to be in these locations.'
  28. 'The US, ironically, has been a leader in many areas of tobacco control but has been weak on the framework convention.'
  29. 'A lot of these new concepts are coming out of Europe, but Canada is considered a world leader in the area.'
  30. 'As the leader in this market, we are trying to push and re-develop it by innovations and targeting more affordable prices.'
The principal player in a music group.
  1. 'Duke Ellington is considered one of the greatest composers and band leaders of the 20th century.'
  2. 'He was born in Dublin where his father was a popular band leader and trumpet player.'
  3. 'The band leader stopped the music and made the announcement that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.'
  4. 'The leader is a pianist and horn men Greg Gisbert and Brad Goode are among the soloists.'
  5. 'The orchestra leader has to figure out how to make them play together (tempo).'
  6. 'The leader was swapping his violin with that of his companion on the first desk.'
  7. 'It was the day when the second fiddle became the leader of the orchestra.'
  8. 'She was given a dozen encores and then the orchestra leader decided that enough was enough.'
  9. 'She turned to the members of the orchestra and the orchestra leader - they took their bows.'
  10. 'Then I would take the band out on the show because the orchestra leader didn't want to conduct out in front of the public.'
A leading article in a newspaper.
  1. 'I object strongly to my local paper having leaders which place them with the tabloid press.'
  2. 'Newspapers have leaders or editorials or whatever they call them where you live, but not poetry.'
  3. 'Last Saturday, the newspaper's leader column also reported on a distinctly alarming trend.'
  4. 'Nobody tells journalists not to write articles and leaders condemning this insane corporate stoking of the fires of climate change.'
A short strip of non-functioning material at each end of a reel of film or recording tape for connection to the spool.
  1. 'By leaning forward and extending the low rod, you reduce stress on the leader and hook as the fish flails through the air.'
  2. 'I remember a few times, standing in awe after a savage take, cursing while I retrieved a flyless leader.'
  3. 'I then made up a four weight rod with a double taper line and attached a nine foot leader with a nail knot.'
  4. 'Avoid coiling the leaders too tightly, else they will resemble a clockspring when you come to use them.'
  5. 'In fact it is usually better than anglers using light breaking strain monofilament leaders.'
  6. 'I stuck out the free rod for Belinda, and I carried on changing the leaders on the other two rods.'
  7. 'Most times I use leaders of around nine feet in length but in very windy conditions I will cut my leader length back to 7 feet.'
  8. 'If you are fishing into a wind, shorten up the leader to about 18 inches to avoid tangles.'
  9. 'The reason for not using knotted tapered leaders when fishing with very small flies is you will often get fish hitting the knots in mistake for a tiny insect.'
  10. 'I carry a few nine foot leaders with a 6lb point which I use when fishing waters where there is a chance of hooking a barbel.'
A shoot of a plant at the apex of a stem or main branch.
  1. 'A new leader cannot develop on plants that have been cut back too far.'
A series of dots or dashes across the page to guide the eye, especially in tabulated material.

    More definitions

    1. a person or thing that leads.

    2. a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group.

    3. Music. 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.

    4. a featured article of trade, especially one offered at a low price to attract customers.Compare loss leader.

    More examples(as adjective)

    "images can be leader."

    "summits can be leader."

    "slips can be leader."