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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 British English

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leadernoun [C]

uk   /ˈliː.dər/  us   /ˈliː.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
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"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)
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