Synonyms of leader in English:


See definition of leader


1‘the leader of the Democratic Party’


chief, head, principal, boss

commander, captain

figurehead, controller, superior, kingpin, headman, mover and shaker

chairman, chairwoman, chairperson, chair, convener, moderator

director, managing director, MD, manager, superintendent, supervisor, overseer, administrator, employer, master, mistress, foreman

president, premier, governor

ruler, monarch, king, queen, sovereign, emperor, tsar, prince, princess, lord, lord and master

elder, patriarch

guru, mentor, authority

informal boss man, skipper, gaffer, guv'nor, top dog, number one, big cheese, big noise, bigwig, big shot

North American informal honcho, Mister Big, numero uno, sachem, padrone


follower, supporter

2‘a world leader in the use of video conferencing’


pioneer, front runner, innovator, trailblazer, pathfinder, groundbreaker, trendsetter, leading light, guiding light, torch-bearer, pacemaker, originator, initiator, developer, discoverer, founder, architect

formal neoteric