What does Leading mean?

Definitions for Leading
ˈlɛd ɪŋlead·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead, leadingnoun

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

  2. leadership, leadingadjective

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

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

    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), preeminentadjective

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

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

  5. leadingadjective

    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, leadingadjective

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Leadingparticipial adj.

    Principal.

    In organized bodies, which are propagated by seed, the shape is the leading quality, and most characteristical part, that determines the species. John Locke.

    Mistakes arise from the influence of private persons upon great numbers stiled leading men and parties. Jonathan Swift.

Wikipedia

  1. Leading

    In typography, leading ( LED-ing) is the space between adjacent lines of type; the exact definition varies. In hand typesetting, leading is the thin strips of lead (or aluminium) that were inserted between lines of type in the composing stick to increase the vertical distance between them. The thickness of the strip is called leading and is equal to the difference between the size of the type and the distance from one baseline to the next. For instance, given a type size of 10 points and a distance between baselines of 12 points, the leading would be 2 points. The term is still used in modern page-layout software such as QuarkXPress, the Affinity Suite, and Adobe InDesign. Consumer-oriented word-processing software often talks of line spacing or, more accurately, interline spacing.

ChatGPT

  1. leading

    Leading generally refers to the act of guiding, directing, or being in charge of a group, organization or a certain activity. It can also refer to the foremost position or most advanced or important aspect of something. The term "leading" can be adapted in various contexts such as business, theater, education, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leading

    of Lead

  2. Leading

    of Lead

  3. Leadingadjective

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

  4. Leadingnoun

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

  5. Leadingnoun

    suggestion; hint; example

  6. Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

Wikidata

  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."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. leading

    The clogging of the grooves of a rifle with lead from the bullet,—one of the principal obstacles against continuous accurate shooting. It is obviated by covering the bullet with a paper patch or by using a lubricant in the canellures. See Bullets.

Editors Contribution

  1. leadingverb

    Verb form of the word lead.

    Leading the group they confirmed they lead together as one united being.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 18, 2020  

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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

Anagrams for Leading »

  1. adeling

  2. dealing

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leading in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Leading in a Sentence

  1. David Young:

    I’m happy I shot 64. I’m happy that, as far as I know, I’m still leading The Open Championship, but it’s not going to change how I feel an hour from now.

  2. Joseph Bonnici:

    The social campaign was designed to generate as much conversation as possible leading up to the pop-up.

  3. John Elder:

    Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Minnesota, all tips are anonymous and anyone providing information leading to an arrest and conviction is eligible for a financial award.

  4. Darrell Issa:

    We are so far behind in dispensing the vaccine, [Newsom] hasn’t been forward-leading, the vaccines are not being distributed nearly fast enough in California, there are freezers full of vaccines that are not being put into people’s arms.

  5. Alyssa Marie Michalke:

    I am deeply honored to have been selected to serve as the next Corps Commander and will do my very best to uphold the tradition of leading my fellow cadets, while also continuing to learn and grow.

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