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  1. Pacemaker
  2. A person who determines the rate of action through leading.
A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
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  1. A precinct commander in a police or fire department, usually ranking above a lieutenant and below a chief.
  2. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above first lieutenant and below major.
  3. The head of a group or division
A person holding a high, dignified position or office
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  1. A person holding a high, dignified position or office
  2. An important or influential person, or one of high rank or position
A substance or thing that conducts electricity, heat, sound, etc.
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  1. A substance or thing that conducts electricity, heat, sound, etc.
  2. The person who has charge of the passengers and collects fares on a train, streetcar, or bus
  3. A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage.
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  3. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
(Nautical) One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
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  1. (Nautical) One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
  2. A person licensed to direct ships into or out of a harbor or through difficult waters
  3. A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network.
The head of some religious orders
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  1. The head of some religious orders
  2. A commissioned rank in the US Army, Air Force, or Marine Corps that is above lieutenant general.
  3. A general officer.
The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
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  1. The chief commissioned officer of a military unit regardless of his or her rank.
  2. (U.S. Navy) An officer ranking above a lieutenant commander and below a captain
  3. A naval officer whose rank is above that of a lieutenant commander and below that of captain.
The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
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  1. The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
  2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  3. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
A member of a legislature chosen by a political party to direct its actions on the floor
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  1. A member of a legislature chosen by a political party to direct its actions on the floor
A person who manages
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  1. A person who manages
  2. (--- Baseball) The person in overall charge of a team and its strategy during games, practice sessions, etc.
  3. One who is in charge of the business affairs of an entertainer.
The working end of a tool or implement:
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  1. The working end of a tool or implement:
  2. A single animal:
  3. A person who leads, rules, or is in charge; a leader, chief, or director:
One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
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  1. One who holds an office of authority or trust in an organization, such as a corporation or government.
  2. A person licensed in the merchant marine as master, mate, chief engineer, or assistant engineer.
  3. A person who holds a position (office) of trust, command, or authority. In public affairs, the term usually applies to a person who holds a government position and is authorized to perform certain functions. In corporate law, it is a person appointed or elected by the company’s board of directors. The term usually implies some form of tenure, duration, and emolument. A person who holds a position (office) of trust, command, or authority. In public affairs, the term usually applies to a person who holds a government position and is authorized to perform certain functions. In corporate law, it is a person appointed or elected by the company’s board of directors. The term usually implies some form of tenure, duration, and emolument.
A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
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  1. A special official appointed by a court to assist it, typically by making findings or rulings pertaining to matters specified by the court, typically, a “master” in divorce or custody, or a “master” to render an accounting; sometimes referred to as a “special master”.
  2. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
  3. (--- Old-fashioned) A man who is head of a household or institution
A chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe
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  1. A chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe
  2. The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
A leader, chief, or overseer
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  1. A leader, chief, or overseer
  2. The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
  3. Alternative spelling of head man.
(Brit., Informal) A person having authority; esp., one's father or employer
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A person having authority; esp., one's father or employer
  2. The manager or administrative head of an organization, business, or institution.
  3. The elected head of any state of the U.S.
One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
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  1. One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
  2. A person or device that rules lines on paper, etc.
  3. A thin strip of wood, metal, etc. with a straight edge and markings in whole and fractional units of length, as inches or centimeters, used in drawing straight lines, measuring length, etc.
A person who gets something done or produced
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  1. A person who gets something done or produced
  2. A person appointed to carry out the provisions and directions in a testator's will
  3. An individual named in a will who will be responsible for seeing that its bequests and other provisions are performed. An individual named in a will who will be responsible for seeing that its bequests and other provisions are performed.
One who makes decisions or exercises authority.
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  1. One who makes decisions or exercises authority.
  2. A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
  3. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
(Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
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  1. (Plural only, informal) Intelligence; aptitude; mental capability.
  2. Plural form of brain
  3. (Plural only) The brain of one or more animals used as food.
A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage.
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  1. A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage.
  2. A person who conducts; leader; guide; manager
  3. The director of an orchestra, choir, etc.
One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
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  1. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  2. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
  3. (--- Music) A conductor
A musician who leads a band of musicians.
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  1. A musician who leads a band of musicians.
  2. One who conducts a musical band, especially a dance band.
  3. A person who leads, or conducts, a dance band, marching band, etc.
  1. A manager or producer in the entertainment industry, especially music or theatre.
  2. The organizer, manager, or director of an opera or ballet company, concert series, etc.
  3. A manager; a producer.
A master in any art; esp., a great composer, conductor, or teacher of music
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  1. A master in any art; esp., a great composer, conductor, or teacher of music
  2. A master in an art, especially a composer, conductor, or music teacher.
In a school or college, a student in charge of the equipment and records of a team under the supervision of a coach
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  1. In a school or college, a student in charge of the equipment and records of a team under the supervision of a coach
  2. (--- Baseball) The person in overall charge of a team and its strategy during games, practice sessions, etc.
  3. One who is in charge of the business affairs of an entertainer.
(Music) A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
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  1. (Music) A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
  2. (Sports) The hollow cylinder that is carried by each member of a relay team in a running race and passed to the next team member.
  3. A short staff carried by certain public officials as a symbol of office.
A single TV program, not part of a regular series
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  1. A single TV program, not part of a regular series
  2. Something arranged, issued, or appropriated to a particular service or occasion:
  3. A featured attraction, such as a reduced price:
An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out.
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  1. An agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out.
  2. Property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement.
  3. An agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services:
A basic introductory text or course of study.
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  1. A basic introductory text or course of study.
  2. Anything introduced, or brought into use, knowledge, or fashion
  3. The preliminary section of a book, often having material considered essential to an understanding of the main text
A small mass-produced article, such as a toy or trinket.
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  1. A small mass-produced article, such as a toy or trinket.
  2. An element required to obtain a patent. See new and useful. an element required to obtain a patent. See new and useful.
  3. A small, often cheap, cleverly made article, usually for play or adornment
A substance or thing that conducts electricity, heat, sound, etc.
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  1. A substance or thing that conducts electricity, heat, sound, etc.
  2. A person who conducts; leader; guide; manager
  3. A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound. Electrical conductors contain electric charges (usually electrons) that are relatively free to move through the material; a voltage applied across the conductor therefore creates an electric current. Insulators (electrical nonconductors) contain no charges that move when subject to a voltage.
A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
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  1. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
  2. An electronic device that continually calculates and displays information used for firing weapons at moving targets, such as missiles or aircraft.
  3. A person who supervises the creative aspects of a dramatic production or film and instructs the actors and crew.
A man who is the companion of a woman, especially on a social occasion.
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  1. A man who is the companion of a woman, especially on a social occasion.
  2. One or more warships or planes used to defend or protect other craft from enemy attack.
  3. A person, esp. a woman, employed through a business (escort service) to act as a date for a social activity, often, specif., covert illicit sexual activity
A person who directs, or serves as the model for, another's conduct, career, etc.
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  1. A person who directs, or serves as the model for, another's conduct, career, etc.
  2. A person whose work is conducting strangers or tourists through a region, building, etc.
  3. A person employed to conduct others, as through a museum, and give information about points of interest encountered.
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  3. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
(Nautical) One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
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  1. (Nautical) One who, though not belonging to a ship's company, is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
  2. A person licensed to direct ships into or out of a harbor or through difficult waters
  3. A television program produced as a prototype of a series being considered for adoption by a network.
A person who herds and takes care of sheep
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  1. A person who herds and takes care of sheep
  2. A male given name
  3. One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium.
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  1. One who is employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater, church, or stadium.
  2. Any of the groom's attendants at a wedding whose duties include showing guests to their seats and escorting the bridesmaids
  3. A person whose official duty is to precede someone of rank, as in a procession, or to introduce unacquainted persons at a formal function
A contestant or entry that runs best when in the lead
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  1. A contestant or entry that runs best when in the lead
  2. (Idiomatic) The most likely winners in a contest, election, etc.
  3. A person who supports a political candidate, sports team, etc. because they are leading their race or competition
(Informal) Oneself
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  1. (Informal) Oneself
  2. (Informal) The first or best in quality, standing, importance, etc.
  3. (Informal) The act of urinating.
A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
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  1. A person in authority over employees, as an employer, a manager, or a foreman
  2. (Archit.) An ornamental projecting piece, as at the intersection of the ribs of an arched roof
  3. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
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  1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
  2. (--- Nautical) The chief engineer of a ship.
  3. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
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  1. The leader or head of a group, especially of a clan or tribe.
  2. A chief or leader, esp. of a clan or tribe
A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
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  1. A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation.
  2. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  3. The head of a project, bureau, school, etc.; supervisor
The working end of a tool or implement:
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  1. The working end of a tool or implement:
  2. A single animal:
  3. A person who leads, rules, or is in charge; a leader, chief, or director:
The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
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  1. The chief man especially of a tribal or traditional village.
  2. Alternative spelling of head man.
  3. A leader, chief, or overseer
One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
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  1. One who occupies a position of authority in a religious hierarchy.
  2. The leader or chief of a religious group; high priest
Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
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  1. Used as a title for a man who serves as the head or presiding officer of certain societies, clubs, orders, or institutions.
  2. A man who owns a pack of hounds or is the chief officer of a hunt.
  3. (--- Old-fashioned) A man who is head of a household or institution
(Slang) A person in charge; leader; chief
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  1. (Slang) A person in charge; leader; chief
(Archit.) An ornamental projecting piece, as at the intersection of the ribs of an arched roof
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  1. (Archit.) An ornamental projecting piece, as at the intersection of the ribs of an arched roof
  2. An enlarged part of a shaft to which another shaft is coupled or to which a wheel or gear is keyed.
  3. A person who controls a political machine or organization, as in a county
One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
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  1. One who is highest in rank or authority; a leader.
  2. The head or leader of a group, organization, etc.; person of highest title or authority
  3. (Naut.) A chief engineer or chief petty officer
A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
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  1. A person or animal portrayed with a personality in comics or animation:
  2. Public estimation of someone; reputation:
  3. The distinguishing nature of something.
(--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
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  1. (--- Roman Catholic Church) Used with His or Your as a title and form of address for a cardinal.
  2. A person of eminence
  3. Superiority in rank, position, character, achievement, etc.; greatness; celebrity
A large, powerful cat (Panthera leo), found in Africa and SW Asia, with a tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the adult male, a shaggy mane: in folklore and fable the lion is king of beasts
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  1. A large, powerful cat (Panthera leo), found in Africa and SW Asia, with a tawny coat, a tufted tail, and, in the adult male, a shaggy mane: in folklore and fable the lion is king of beasts
  2. A person of great courage or strength
  3. A noted person; a celebrity:
(By extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
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  1. (By extension) Someone of great wealth or importance.
  2. A person of wealth and prominence.
  3. (By extension) A person with a grandiose style or manner.
The quality of being notable
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  1. The quality of being notable
  2. The state or quality of being eminent or worthy of notice.
  3. (Countable) A notable or eminent person
A person of distinction or great reputation.
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  1. A person of distinction or great reputation.
  2. One of a council of prominent persons in pre-Revolutionary France called into assembly to deliberate at times of emergency.
  3. A person of distinction; famous or well-known person
(The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A famous or important person.
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  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A famous or important person.
  2. A person of distinction.
  3. A character in a literary work.
A major player in the field in question: someone who is in the big time
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  1. A major player in the field in question: someone who is in the big time
(Informal) A person of great importance or influence.
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  1. (Informal) A person of great importance or influence.
  2. One of above average weight.
  3. A person or animal weighing much more than average
A recognised person, a celebrity.
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  1. A recognised person, a celebrity.
  2. A person of importance:
  3. An unspecified or unknown person; someone.
A person unknown or not named; some person; somebody
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  1. A person unknown or not named; some person; somebody
  2. A partially specified but unnamed person.
  3. Some person.
(Initialism) Very important person.
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  1. (Initialism) Very important person.
  2. A person of great importance or influence, especially a dignitary who commands special treatment.
  3. (Informal) A high-ranking official or important guest, esp. one accorded special treatment
(Slang) A person regarded as important or influential
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  1. (Slang) A person regarded as important or influential
  2. (Idiomatic) A person with a reputation of importance or power.
A very important person.
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  1. A very important person.
(Informal) An important, influential person
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  1. (Informal) An important, influential person
A high muckamuck.
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(Archaic) Outward appearance; form or shape.
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  1. (Archaic) Outward appearance; form or shape.
  2. A prominent or distinctive part, quality, or characteristic:
  3. (Linguistics) A property of linguistic units or forms:
Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
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  1. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  2. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  3. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
Find another word for leader. In this page you can discover 93 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for leader, like: pacesetter, captain, Führer (German), dignitary, cock-of-the-walk, conductor, lead, pilot, general, commander and director.