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"leader" in British English

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leadernoun [C]

uk   /ˈliː.dər/  us   /-dɚ/
  • leader noun [C] (CONTROLLING)

B1 a ​person in ​control of a ​group, ​country, or ​situation: a ​religious leader The ​Russian leader ​wants to ​introducefurtherchanges. He's a ​natural leader. She was ​elected as leader of the ​campaigngroup.

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  • leader noun [C] (WINNING)

C1 someone or something that is ​winning during a ​race or other ​situation where ​people are ​competing: He's ​fallen two ​laps behind the leaders. Microsoft is a ​world leader in ​softwaredesign.

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  • leader noun [C] (NEWSPAPER)

UK →  editorial noun
(Definition of leader from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"leader" in American English

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leadernoun [C]

 us   /ˈli·dər/
  • leader noun [C] (PERSON IN CONTROL)

a ​person who ​manages or ​controls other ​people, esp. because of his or her ​ability or ​position: a ​business/​financial/​political leader
  • leader noun [C] (THE FIRST)

someone or something that is the first or the most ​important: Her ​company is a leader in the women’s ​clothingindustry.
(Definition of leader from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"leader" in Business English

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leadernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈliːdər/
a ​company, ​product, etc. that has ​highersales than its ​competitors: The ​brand is market leader in France, where it has a 49% ​marketshare.
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a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​group, country, ​situation, etc.: Union leaders said they expect up to 40,000 of the 47,000 ​workers at the ​plant to ​stopwork. Business leaders ​claim that the ​area has one of the fastest ​growinglocaleconomies in the country.local/state/world leaders State and ​local leaders were on ​hand to discuss the ​crisis.
(Definition of leader from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “leader”
in Arabic قائد…
in Korean 지도자…
in Portuguese líder, dirigente…
in Catalan líder, cap…
in Japanese リーダー, 指導者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 控制, 领导,领导人…
in Turkish önder, lider, (yarışma) lider…
in Russian руководитель, глава, лидер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 控制, 領導,領導人…
in Italian leader, capo, guida…
in Polish lider/ka, przywód-ca/czyni…
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