leader: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (lē'dur), [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- a person or thing that leads.
- a guiding or directing head, as of an army, movement, or political group.
- 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 featured article of trade, esp. one offered at a low price to attract customers. Cf. loss leader.
- Seeleading article(def. 1).
- Also calledleading article.Brit.the principal editorial in a newspaper.
- blank film or tape at the beginning of a length of film or magnetic tape, used for threading a motion-picture camera, tape recorder, etc. Cf. trailer (def. 6).
- 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.
- a pipe for conveying rain water downward, as from a roof; downspout.
- a horse harnessed at the front of a team.
- a row of dots or a short line to lead the eye across a space.
- lead (def. 46b).
- a duct for conveying warm air from a hot-air furnace to a register or stack.
- a thin vein of ore connected with a large vein.