colead

verb co·lead \ ˌkō-ˈlēd \
variants: or co-lead
|Updated on: 26 Apr 2018

Definition of colead

coled or co-led; coleading or co-leading
transitive + intransitive
1 T : to lead (something, such as a group) with one or more other people
  • They were chosen to co-lead the investigative team.
2 I : to share a lead with another person in a competition
  • A former U.S. Amateur champion in Byeong Hun An co-leads at 10 under after a second straight 66.
  • —Kevin Casey

coleader

play \ˌkō-ˈlē-dər\ or co-leader noun, plural coleaders or co-leaders
    • … expedition coleader Roy Glaser slid gingerly around a huge block of rock that seemed solidly attached to the wall.
    • —David Roberts

Recent Examples of colead from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'colead.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of colead

1931

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up colead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!