Leader vs Lemminglike - What's the difference?

leader | lemminglike |


As a noun leader

is any person that s or directs.

As an adjective lemminglike is

resembling a lemming or some aspect of one, especially a propensity to follow blindly after a leader.

leader

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any person that s or directs.
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  • # One who goes first.
  • Follow the leader .
  • # One having authority to direct.
  • We elected her team leader .
  • # One who leads a political party or group of elected party members; sometimes used in titles.
  • # A person or organization that leads in a certain field in terms of excellence, success, etc.
  • The company is the leader in home remodeling in the county.
  • # (music) A performer who leads a band, choir, or a section of an orchestra.
  • # (music, UK) The first violin in a symphony orchestra; the concertmaster.
  • An animal that leads.
  • # The dominant animal in a pack of animals, such as wolves or lions.
  • #*
  • # An animal placed in advance of others, especially on a team of horse, oxen, or dogs.
  • #*
  • Something that leads or conducts.
  • # (botany) A fast-growing terminal shoot of a woody plant.
  • #*
  • # A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground.
  • # (UK) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article; a lead story.
  • # (fishing) A section of line between the main fishing line and the snell of a hook, intended to be more resistant to bites and harder for a fish to detect than the main fishing line.
  • # A piece of material at the beginning or end of a to allow the material to the threaded or fed onto something, as a reel of film onto a projector or a roll of paper onto a rotary printing press.
  • # (marketing) A loss leader or a popular product sold at a normal price.
  • # (printing) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
  • # (printing, in the plural) 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.
  • # (fishing) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc.
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  • # (mining) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
  • # (nautical) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
  • # (engineering) The drive wheel in any kind of machinery.
  • Synonyms

    * (person that leads or conducts) guide, conductor * (one with authority to direct) chief, chieftain, commander * (music) conductor * (dominant animal in group) alpha, pack leader * (engineering) driver, drive wheel

    Derived terms

    * (l) * group leader * leaderboard * leaderette * leaderless * leader of the opposition * leadership * majority leader * minority leader * pack leader * thought leader

    Descendants

    * Portuguese: * Spanish:

    See also

    * baron/baroness * conductor * duke/duchess * emperor/empress * follower * general * governor * king/queen * mayor * monarch * president * sergeant

    Anagrams

    * * English agent nouns ----

    lemminglike

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a lemming or some aspect of one, especially a propensity to follow blindly after a leader.
  • Synonyms

    * (following blindly) herdlike