lead by example

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lead by example

: to act in a way that shows others how to act
  • When it comes to hard work, she chooses to lead by example.

Word by Word Definitions

lead play
  1. : to guide on a way especially by going in advance

  2. : to direct on a course or in a direction

  3. : to serve as a channel for

  1. : leadership

  2. : example, precedent

  3. : position at the front : vanguard

  1. : acting or serving as a lead (see 2lead) or leader

  1. : a bluish-white soft malleable ductile plastic but inelastic heavy metallic element found mostly in combination and used especially in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries, solder, and shields against radioactivity — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : a plummet for sounding at sea

  3. : a usually flat lead roof

  1. : to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)

  2. : to fix (window glass) in position with leads

  3. : to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)

example play
  1. : one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

  2. : a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

  3. : one that is representative of all of a group or type

  1. : to serve as an example of

  2. : to be or set an example to


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