English Thesaurus

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  1. principal, president, head, chief, boss (informal), director, manager, chairman, captain, chair, premier, governor, commander, superior, ruler, conductor, controller, counsellor, supervisor, superintendent, big name, big gun (informal), chairwoman, chieftain, bigwig (informal), ringleader, chairperson, big shot (informal), overseer, big cheese (slang & old-fashioned), big noise (informal), big hitter (informal), baas (South Africa), torchbearer, number one, sherang (Australian & & New Zealand) •  the leader of the Conservative Party OPPOSITES: 
    opposites: supporter, follower, disciple, sidekick (slang), adherent, henchman, hanger-on
  2. front runner, pioneer, leading light, leading company, trailblazer, trendsetter, best-known company, groundbreaker, primary brand •  the leader in the mass market cosmetics industry

'leader' in Other Languages

  • British English: leader The leader of an organization or a group of people is the person who is in charge of it.Members today will elect a new leader.ˈliːdə NOUN
  • Arabic: قَائِدٌ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: líder
  • Chinese: 领导者
  • Croatian: vođa
  • Czech: vůdce vůdkyně
  • Danish: leder
  • Dutch: leider
  • European Spanish: líder
  • Finnish: johtaja
  • French: chefdirigeant
  • German: Führer Führerin
  • Greek: ηγέτης
  • Italian: leader
  • Japanese: リーダー
  • Korean: 지도자
  • Norwegian: leder
  • Polish: lider liderka
  • Portuguese: líder
  • Romanian: lider lideri
  • Russian: лидер
  • Spanish: líder
  • Swedish: ledare
  • Thai: ผู้นำ
  • Turkish: lider
  • Ukrainian: керівник
  • Vietnamese: người lãnh đạo


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