Synonyms for leading

Synonyms for (noun) leading

Synonyms: leadership, leading

Definition: the activity of leading

Usage: his leadership inspired the team

Similar words: activity

Definition: any specific behavior

Usage: they avoided all recreational activity


Synonyms: lead, leading

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

Similar words: strip, slip

Definition: artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

Synonyms for (adjective) leading

Synonyms: leading

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

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

Similar words: directing, directional, directive, guiding

Definition: showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on

Usage: felt his mother's directing arm around him; the directional role of science on industrial progress


Similar words: guiding

Definition: exerting control or influence

Usage: a guiding principle


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: major

Definition: of greater importance or stature or rank

Usage: a major artist; a major role; major highways


Synonyms: preeminent, leading

Definition: greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

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

Similar words: superior

Definition: of or characteristic of high rank or importance

Usage: a superior ruler


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: up

Definition: being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

Usage: the anchor is up; the sun is up; he lay face up; he is up by a pawn; the market is up; the corn is up