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leader

lead·er

leader

 
 
pronunciation:
li dr
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one that leads.
synonyms:
chief, commander, head, ringleader
antonyms:
follower
similar words:
bellwether, boss, captain, chieftain, conductor, director, doyen, doyenne, foreman, guide, headman, honcho, kingpin, lord, manager, master, overlord, paramount, pilot, president, principal, ruler, superintendent, supervisor, suzerain, warlord
definition 2: the head of a political party, group, or organization.
synonyms:
boss, head
similar words:
chief, director, president
definition 3: the conductor or principal performer in a musical group.
synonyms:
bandmaster, conductor, director, maestro
similar words:
concertmaster, drum major, lead, precentor, star
definition 4: a separate length of fishing line to which a lure is attached.
similar words:
line
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derivation: leaderless (adj.)
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