Leadership
Leadership Lead"er*ship, n. 1. The office, position or function of a leader; as, Gingrich held the House leadership for six years. [1913 Webster]

2. The quality of character and personality giving a person the ability to gain the confidence of and lead others; as, Washington's leadership was indispensible to success of the American Revolution. [PJC]

3. The people who serve as leaders of a group; as, the party leadership was in disarray after the election. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • leadership — lead‧er‧ship [ˈliːdəʆɪp ǁ ər ] noun [uncountable] 1. the position of being the leader of a team, organization, country etc: • The company did well under the leadership of its founder, Haruo Suzuki. 2. the qualities needed in order to be a good… …   Financial and business terms

  • leadership — [ lidɶrʃip ] n. m. • 1875; mot angl. , de leader ♦ Anglic. Fonction, position de leader. ⇒ commandement, direction. ♢ Par ext. Position dominante. Le leadership d une nation, d une entreprise, d une théorie. Perdre son leadership. ⇒ hégémonie. ●… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • leadership — The established meanings ‘the position of a leader’ and ‘the ability to lead’ have been joined in the 20c by the meaning ‘group of leaders’: • A dinner for the heads of the Senate Committees and the Leadership on both sides and their wives Mrs L …   Modern English usage

  • leadership — LÍDER ŞIP/ s. m. funcţie, poziţie de lider. (< engl. leadership) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • leadership — I noun ascendancy, authority, captaincy, chieftainship, direction, directorate, directorship, domination, first place, generalship, governorship, guidance, influence, legal power, management, mastery, paramountcy, potency, primacy, predominance,… …   Law dictionary

  • leadership — / li:dəʃip/, it. / liderʃip/ s. ingl. [comp. di leader capo, guida e ship, terminazione che esprime condizione, ufficio e sim.], usato in ital. al femm. 1. (giorn., polit.) [funzione e attività di guida, anche carismatica, di un gruppo o un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • leadership — 1821, position of a leader, from LEADER (Cf. leader) + SHIP (Cf. ship). Sense extended by late 19c. to characteristics necessary to be a leader …   Etymology dictionary

  • leadership — /ˈliderʃip, ingl. ˈliːdəʃɪp/ [vc. ingl., comp. di leader «capo, guida» e il suff. di qualità ship] s. f. inv. preminenza, guida, egemonia, controllo …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • leadership — [n] guidance administration, authority, capacity, command, conduction, control, conveyance, direction, directorship, domination, foresight, hegemony, influence, initiative, management, pilotage, power, preeminence, primacy, skill, superintendency …   New thesaurus

  • leadership — [lē′dərship΄] n. 1. the position or guidance of a leader 2. the ability to lead 3. the leaders of a group …   English World dictionary

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