What does Leading mean?

Definitions for Leading
ˈlɛd ɪŋLead·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Leading.

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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leading

    of Lead

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  2. Leading

    of Lead

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  3. Leadingadjective

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

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  4. Leadingnoun

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

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  5. Leadingnoun

    suggestion; hint; example

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

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."

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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  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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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. Martin Fayulu:

    The results... that my team compiled show that I won. The results from the Catholic Church show that I was leading in the poll.

  2. The Paris-based IEA:

    Persistent speculation about a deal between OPEC and leading non-OPEC producers to cut output appears to be just that: speculation. It is OPEC's business whether or not it makes output cuts either alone or in concert with other producers but the likelihood of coordinated cuts is very low.

  3. Liu Xu:

    The finance industry is becoming more and more dependent on information technology, leading to a growing urgency in ramping up antitrust efforts in this sector.

  4. Pedro Passos Coelho:

    The choice we have is clear: between the path of reforms that is gradual and secure, and the path of unrealistic political programs following immediate goals, i will not collaborate and will oppose any negative policy leading to Portugal's ruin, where the Portuguese are seen as mere instruments of political power games.

  5. Hall Sr.:

    The greatest honor of my life was in Montreal in 1976 when I was selected to carry the American flag for the U.S. Olympic team leading into Montreal Stadium, and the American flag is iconic. It doesn't just represent the greatest country in the world. It represents and symbolizes millions of Americans who have worked hard, who have sacrificed, some of them, with their own lives.

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