Definitions for leadingˈlɛd ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lead•ingˈli dɪŋ(adj.)

  1. principal; most important; foremost:

    a leading medical authority.

  2. coming in advance of others; first:

    We rode in the leading car.

  3. directing, guiding.

lead•ingˈlɛd ɪŋ(n.)

  1. a covering or framing of lead:

    the leading of a stained-glass window.

    Category: Building Trades

  2. the spacing between lines of type, esp. in computer-generated typeset output.

    Category: Building Trades, Printing, Computers

    Ref: lead2 (def. 7). 2 7

Origin of leading:

1400–50

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead, leading(noun)

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

  2. leadership, leading(adj)

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

  3. leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)(adj)

    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"

  4. leading(a), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

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

  5. leading(adj)

    going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

    "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

  6. ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adj)

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. leading(adjective)ˈlɛd ɪŋ

    being better or more important than all others

    the leading oil producer in the world; the leading role in the play

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leading

    of Lead

  2. Leading

    of Lead

  3. Leading(adj)

    guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example

  4. Leading(noun)

    the act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance

  5. Leading(noun)

    suggestion; hint; example

Freebase

  1. Leading

    In typography, leading refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. The term originated in the days of hand-typesetting, when thin strips of lead were inserted into the forms to increase the vertical distance between lines of type. The term is still used in modern page layout software such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign. In consumer-oriented word processing software, this concept is usually referred to as "line spacing" or "interline spacing."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1637

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3531

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Adjectives Frequency: #212

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