leader

Definitions

  • One or the Leaders in The Times
    One or the Leaders in The Times
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n leader a featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
    • n leader a person who rules or guides or inspires others
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A BEAR LEADER A BEAR LEADER

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had only one testicle
    • Leader A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
    • Leader A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
    • Leader A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
    • Leader 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.
    • Leader 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.
    • Leader A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
    • Leader (Print) 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.
    • Leader (Print) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
    • Leader One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
    • Leader One who goes first.
    • Leader One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
    • Leader The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
    • Leader The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ghengis Kahn's first conquered land was an act of retaliation. Kahn sent a group of traders on a peaceful mission to Transoxiana. The governor there beheaded their leader and sent the others back to Kahn with their beards cut off. So Kahn attacked them and continued to onward until most of Asia and Europe were his.
    • n leader One who leads, guides, conducts, directs, or controls; a director or conductor; a chief or commander.
    • n leader One who is first or most prominent in any relation; one who takes precedence by virtue of superior qualification or influence; a recognized principal or superior: as, leaders of society; a leader of the bar.
    • n leader In the Meth. Epis. Ch., one who has charge of a “class,” which he meets at stated times, and over which he exercises a quasi-pastoral supervision. See class, n., 3 .
    • n leader In music:
    • n leader A conductor or director.
    • n leader The principal first-violin player in an orchestra (concert-master), the principal cornettist in a band, or the principal soprano in a chorus. Formerly the leader of an orchestra was also the conductor, but the duties of leading and conducting are now separated in large orchestras.
    • n leader That which leads or conducts; something that guides the course of a thing, or conducts to it. In mining, the more or less well-defined vein-like mass of ore which the miner follows in his work; the indication which the miner follows when working an irregular metalliferous deposit. This is sometimes a mere crack, sometimes a fissure with vein-stone or even with ore, and sometimes a well-defined fissure-vein. The word is used chiefly where there is some complexity in the phenomena, as where the rock on each side of the fissure is more or less mineralized, so that the fissure or leader forms only a part of the metalliferous deposit.
    • n leader In surveying, the foremost of the two chain-carriers.
    • n leader A ring or gripper used for leading cattle, passed through the septum of the nose.
    • n leader That which precedes; something that has a leading or foremost place, whether in actual position or in importance. Specifically— One of the leading or front horses in a team of four or more, as distinguished from a wheeler, or one placed next the carriage.
    • n leader The principal wheel in a set of machinery.
    • n leader A principal editorial article in a newspaper; one of the longer articles in a newspaper appearing as its own utterances or expressions of editorial views, whether written by the ostensible editor or by leader-writers or contributors.
    • n leader A sinew; a tendon: as, the leaders of the fingers or toes.
    • n leader Something offered as a special attraction to customers; a leading “bargain.”
    • n leader In botany, the terminal shoot of an excurrent trunk, commonly forming the apex of a cone-shaped tree, as in the fir and the larch.
    • n leader = Syn. 1 and 2. Commander, Head, etc. See chief.
    • n leader A plumber.
    • n leader The first player on any trick in a game of cards; the player who sits on the dealer's left.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Steve Young, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback, is the great-great-grandson of Mormon leader Brigham Young.
    • ns Leader one who leads or goes first: a chief: the leading editorial article in a newspaper (also Leading article): principal wheel in any machinery
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Quotations

  • Mother Teresa
    Mother%20Teresa
    “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”
  • W. Fusselman
    W. Fusselman
    “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
  • Ken Adelman
    Ken Adelman
    “A leader knows what's best to do; a manager knows merely how best to do it.”
  • Joe Batten
    Joe Batten
    “The first task of a leader is to keep hope alive.”
  • Warren Bennis
    Warren Bennis
    “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple, and it is also that difficult.”
  • Warren Bennis
    Warren Bennis
    “Managers are people who do things right; leaders are people who do the right thing.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. lǽdan, to lead, lád, a way; Ger. leiten, to lead.

Usage

In literature:

Then back in triumph they sailed to Kief, rich with booty, and ever after hailing their leader as the Wise Man, or Magician.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 8 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Perilous as this task seemed, each of the heroes was eager to undertake it, but Jason, as the leader of the expedition, took it upon himself.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Each group has a leader, and lines up in rank (side by side), with the leader in the middle.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
Both Iraqi and American leaders told us that as Baghdad goes, so goes Iraq.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
Talbot told his story of how he had been received by Ethan Allen, and he did not spare the young leader.
"The Hero of Ticonderoga" by John de Morgan
The man who was standing inactive, and who I realized had struck down Mercer in some unknown, deadly way, appeared to be the leader.
"The Fire People" by Ray Cummings
Without any concert of action volunteers assembled simultaneously, and placed themselves under tried leaders.
"An Historical Account of the Settlements of Scotch Highlanders in America" by J. P. MacLean
He was the able, bold, unscrupulous leader of leaders, and men came to see him.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
Clark was the engineer; Lewis the leader of men.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
Protestantism was now entirely without leaders.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
The platoon leader's subsequent commands or signals are repeated and enforced by the squad leader.
"Manual of Military Training" by James A. Moss
The leader replaced the candle in the socket and then took one of George's hands between his own strong palms.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
They sent to summon their leader, but the leader declined to come.
"Lectures on the French Revolution" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
It was the dust of his leaders.
"The Free Range" by Francis William Sullivan
You have got to be our guide and leader, I guess.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Many of the leaders of northern opinion took a public stand against the war.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Do you think they will make him war leader?
"The Arrow-Maker" by Mary Austin
They must have lacked organization and leaders.
"Virginia under the Stuarts 1607-1688" by Thomas J. Wertenbaker
In years he is not yet thirty, but he is and always was a leader, mature, wise, calm, and resolved.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
He is nothing but scum of the border and leader of that murdering crew.
"The Pathless Trail" by Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel
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In poetry:

"Adieu! adieu!" again he cried,
All as he turn'd him roun'—
"Farewell to Leader's silver tide!
Farewell to Ercildoune!"
"Thomas the Rhymer" by Sir Walter Scott
Neber min' de race's troubles
So you profits by dem all.
Neber min' your leaders' stumblin'
So you he'ps to mak' dem fall.
"The Don't-Care Negro" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
And now a leader of the van
Back to his waiting comrades ran,
Reporting that, "At top o'th' street,
A fearfu' object he did meet.
"The Watch And Ward." by Samuel Bamford
The pig upon the table laid,
The solemn umpire shook his head.
"A sucking pig's a feeble pleader,
He'll neither follow nor be leader."
"Justice" by William Hutton
He was our leader and our guide;
He was our saviour and our star.
We walked in friendship by his side,
Yet set him where our heroes are.
"Why?" by Robert W Service
The State is all, worship the State!
The Leader is all, worship the Leader!
Strength is all, worship strength!
Worship, bow down or die!
"Nightmare At Noon" by Stephen Vincent Benet

In news:

Times Leader Lifestyles Editor (sdunder@timesleaderonline.com), Times Leader.
Published Tuesday, Dec 11, 2012, at 6:23 p.m. TOPEKA – Republican leaders in the Senate unveiled a new roster of committee leaders Tuesday that reflects the chamber's more conservative leanings.
TOPEKA – Republican leaders in the Senate unveiled a new roster of committee leaders Tuesday that reflects the chamber's more conservative leanings.
BOUCHER AMONG LEADERS — Bellmont's Evan Boucher (center) stays up with leaders early in the recent sectional race.
New communist leader Xi is on a mission to soften the image of Chinese officialdom, winning kudos for his breezy personal style and ordering leaders to take a knife to the pomp, formality and waste that have alienated many among the public.
Church leaders, Christian leadership, leadership skills, spiritual leadership, pastors, worship leader, leadership articles, leadership traits, ministry leaders, teamwork.
Recently I received a message from Dr Jeffrey Spahn, president and founder of Leaders Leading Leaders, in response to one of my columns.
Fotis Kouvelis, the Democratic Left leader, attended a meeting with other Greek political leaders that was called by President Karolos Papoulias on Tuesday.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, is seen on Capitol Hill with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
As a business owner and leader, I find it strange how many company leaders have not taken the time to clearly define the values their companies will live by.
In any category, if you copy the market leader, it only helps the market leader.
Leaders on Leadership shows the personal side of leadership and gives you a sense of sitting in the leader's chair as these talented men and women make the difficult choices and decisions that affect lives and shape futures.
Local leaders met again Wednesday morning with Economic Development leaders to talk about their five-year plan to bring more jobs and industry to southwest Georgia.
Because real solutions are painful and unpopular, our elected leaders won't call for them and we continue to elect those leaders and not demand that they do better.
Richard DeBolt of Chehalis will remain the state House minority leader, with a leadership core that is mostly unchanged — including Joel Kretz as deputy leader and Dan Kristiansen as caucus chair.
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In science:

The largest component (“the leader”) in evolving random structures often exhibits universal statistical properties.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
What is the average size of the largest tree (the leader)? Using the size distribution, we can answer an even more general question.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
Let lr (t) be the average size of the rlargest tree with the leader l ≡ l1 .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
At the crossover point, t ≈ 1, the size of the leader varies logarithmically with the system size, l(t ≈ 1, N ) ∼ ln N .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
FIG. 3: The survival probability of the initial leader S (N ) versus the system size N .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
Furthermore, the probabilgrows as σ(N ) ≃ ity that no lead change occur (the survival probability of the first leader) S (N ) ≡ P0 (N ) decays faster than a power-law but slower than a stretched exponential S (N ) = exp[−L] ≃ exp (cid:2)−A(ln N )2 (cid:3) .
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
An upper bound can be obtained by estimating the number of trees the size of the leader.
Leadership Statistics in Random Structures
Let l(t, N ) be the average size of the leader at time t.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
For short times the leader size grows logarithmically with system size l(t ≈ 1) ∼ ln N .
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
Finally, at times of the order N , the leader becomes of the order of the system size.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
The final leader, that is, the ultimate winner, emerges on a time scale of the order N .
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
Lead changes occur when two trees (neither of which is the leader) merge and overtake the leader.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
Both the size of the leader and the number of lead changes grow logarithmically in the early time regime, l(t ≈ 1, N ) ∝ L(t ≈ 1, N ) ∝ ln N .
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
This is obviously the “survival” probability that the first leader, whose size is initially k = 2, never relinquishes the lead.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
The survival probability of the first leader S (N ) versus the system size N obtained from an average over 1010 independent realizations.
Extremal Properties of Random Structures
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