Meaning of “leader” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ C ] us uk /ˈliːdər/
Extra Examples
a spiritual leadera weak leaderHe stood down as party leader.We need a leader who can unite the party.As a leader, he lacked vision.

B1 a person in control of a group, country, or situation:

a religious leader
Who's the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate?

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 software design.

(Definition of “leader” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)