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Meaning & Definition of Leading in English

English

Leading

/lidɪŋ/

noun

1. Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    synonym:
  • lead
  • ,
  • leading

2. The activity of leading

  • "His leadership inspired the team"
    synonym:
  • leadership
  • ,
  • leading

adjective

1. Indicating the most important performer or role

  • "The leading man"
  • "Prima ballerina"
  • "Prima donna"
  • "A star figure skater"
  • "The starring role"
  • "A stellar role"
  • "A stellar performance"
    synonym:
  • leading(p)
  • ,
  • prima(p)
  • ,
  • star(p)
  • ,
  • starring(p)
  • ,
  • stellar(a)

2. Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

  • "Our greatest statesmen"
  • "The country's leading poet"
  • "A preeminent archeologist"
    synonym:
  • leading(a)
  • ,
  • preeminent

3. Going or proceeding or going in advance

  • Showing the way
  • "We rode in the leading car"
  • "The leading edge of technology"
    synonym:
  • leading

4. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest

  • "He is ahead by a pawn"
  • "The leading team in the pennant race"
    synonym:
  • ahead(p)
  • ,
  • in the lead
  • ,
  • leading

Examples of using

The street leading to the hotel is narrow.
We discovered a secret passageway leading to the catacombs.
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