(1)   A featured article of merchandise sold at a loss in order to draw customers
(2)   A person who rules or guides or inspires others


  1. Any person or thing that leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
  2. One who goes first.
    Follow the leader.
  3. One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
    We elected her team leader.
  4. One who leads a political party or group of elected party members, as Leader of the House of Commons or Senate Majority Leader
  5. A person or thing that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc.
    The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.
  6. A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins; a conductor.
  7. The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions.
  8. An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team; one of the forward pair of horses.
  9. A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.
  10. A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
  11. The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.
  12. A section of line between the main fly line and the snell, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
  13. A piece of blank tape or film at the beginning or end of a reel to allow the material to the threaded onto something, as a reel of film onto a projector.
  14. A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.
  15. A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
  16. A row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.
  17. A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
  18. A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
  19. A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
  20. The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.

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