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 leading leading

adj

  • () going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way  ( leading )
    going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
     we rode in the leading car
    we rode in the leading car
     the leading edge of technology
    the leading edge of technology
  • noun

  • the activity of leading  ( leading, leadership )
    the activity of leading
     his leadership inspired the team
    his leadership inspired the team
  • thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing  ( lead, leading )
    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • adj

  • () indicating the most important performer or role  ( prima, starring, star, stellar, leading )
    indicating the most important performer or role
     the leading man
    the leading man
     prima ballerina
    prima ballerina
     prima donna
    prima donna
     a star figure skater
    a star figure skater
     the starring role
    the starring role
     a stellar role
    a stellar role
     a stellar performance
    a stellar performance
  • () greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement  ( preeminent, leading )
    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
     our greatest statesmen
    our greatest statesmen
     the country's leading poet
    the country's leading poet
     a preeminent archeologist
    a preeminent archeologist
  • () having the leading position or higher score in a contest  ( in the lead, ahead, leading )
    having the leading position or higher score in a contest
     he is ahead by a pawn
    he is ahead by a pawn
     the leading team in the pennant race
    the leading team in the pennant race