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Definition 1: the activity of leading - [noun denoting act]

Samples where leadership or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his leadership inspired the team

Synonyms for leadership in the sense of this definition

(leadership is a kind of ...) any specific behavior

"they avoided all recreational activity"

(... is a kind of leadership ) (figurative) a position of leadership

"the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"

(... is a kind of leadership ) a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

"he takes the lead in any group" "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead" "they didn't follow our lead"

(... is a kind of leadership ) the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion

Definition 2: the ability to lead - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where leadership or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he believed that leadership can be taught

(leadership is a kind of ...) possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done

"danger heightened his powers of discrimination"

(... is a kind of leadership ) the leadership ability of a military general

Definition 3: the body of people who lead a group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where leadership or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the national leadership adopted his plan

Synonyms for leadership in the sense of this definition

(leadership is a kind of ...) a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity

"the whole body filed out of the auditorium" "the student body" "administrative body"

(... is a kind of leadership ) the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church

(... is a kind of leadership ) the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military)

Definition 4: the status of a leader - [noun denoting state]

Samples where leadership or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they challenged his leadership of the union

(leadership is a kind of ...) the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society

"he had the status of a minor" "the novel attained the status of a classic" "atheists do not enjoy a favorable position in American life"

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