co·​lead ˌkō-ˈlēd How to pronounce colead (audio)
variants or co-lead
coled or co-led; coleading or co-leading
transitive : to lead (something, such as a group) with one or more other people
They were chosen to co-lead the investigative team.
intransitive : 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 noun
or co-leader
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

Examples of colead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gasoi, who coleads the DC Coalition for Equitable Outdoor Education, sees schools in the wealthiest parts of her ward with rooftop farms and university-level science facilities. Emily Sohn, Outside Online, 14 Mar. 2023 Walsh coleads SQuARE with Alice Gorman, an archaeologist at Flinders University in Australia. Ramin Skibba, WIRED, 31 Mar. 2023 Just ask Cynthia Soledad, who coleads the diversity and inclusion practice at Egon Zehnder. Lila MacLellan, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2023 Tensions flared in late 2015 when Mr. Meissner proposed coleading a €20 billion loan to Volkswagen AG , which needed cash to help weather its emissions-testing scandal. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2018 That was the case with Bamako*Chicago Sound System, a group that Ms. Mitchell coleads with the Malian kora player Ballake Sisoko, but that began as her brainchild. Giovanni Russonello, New York Times, 10 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of colead was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Colead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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