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LEADERSHIP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does leadership mean? 

LEADERSHIP (noun)
  The noun LEADERSHIP has 4 senses:

1. the activity of leading
2. the body of people who lead a group
3. the status of a leader
4. the ability to lead

  Familiarity information: LEADERSHIP used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LEADERSHIP (noun)


Sense 1leadership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The activity of leading

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

leadership; leading

Context example:

his leadership inspired the team

Hypernyms ("leadership" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "leadership"):

helm (a position of leadership)

lead (a position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead'))

trend setting (the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion)


Sense 2leadership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The body of people who lead a group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

leaders; leadership

Context example:

the national leadership adopted his plan

Hypernyms ("leadership" is a kind of...):

body (a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "leadership"):

Rome (the leadership of the Roman Catholic Church)

high command; supreme headquarters (the highest leaders in an organization (e.g. the commander-in-chief and senior officers of the military))


Sense 3leadership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The status of a leader

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

they challenged his leadership of the union

Hypernyms ("leadership" is a kind of...):

position; status (the relative position or standing of things or especially persons in a society)


Sense 4leadership [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ability to lead

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

he believed that leadership can be taught

Hypernyms ("leadership" is a kind of...):

ability; power (possession of the qualities (especially mental qualities) required to do something or get something done)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "leadership"):

generalship (the leadership ability of a military general)


 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"Chance favors the prepared mind." (English proverb)

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Walk beside me that we may be as one." (Native American proverb, Ute)

"At the narrow passage there is no brother and no friend." (Arabic proverb)

"Misery enjoys company." (Dutch proverb)

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