Definitions for leading

Definitions for (noun) leading

Main entry: leadership, leading

Definition: the activity of leading

Usage: his leadership inspired the team

Main entry: lead, leading

Definition: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

Definitions for (adj) leading

Main entry: leading

Definition: going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

Usage: we rode in the leading car; the leading edge of technology

Main entry: leading, stellar, prima, star, starring

Definition: indicating the most important performer or role

Usage: the leading man; prima ballerina; prima donna; a star figure skater; the starring role; a stellar role; a stellar performance

Main entry: preeminent, leading

Definition: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

Usage: our greatest statesmen; the country's leading poet; a preeminent archeologist

Main entry: in the lead, leading, ahead

Definition: having the leading position or higher score in a contest

Usage: he is ahead by a pawn; the leading team in the pennant race

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