Definition of LEADER

a long hollow cylinder for carrying a substance (as a liquid or gas) <the leader funnels water off of the roof and down into the cistern>
the person (as an employer or supervisor) who tells people and especially workers what to do <the team leader is good at making sure that everyone keeps busy at their assigned tasks>
one that takes the lead or sets an example <an architectural firm that is widely regarded as a leader in innovative residential design>
Antonyms follower, imitator

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