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"

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. Charles Schumer:

    There seems to be a giant cover-up among so many of the leading people in the White House, if it was evereven a shred oflogic left to not hear witnessesand review the documents,Mr. Boltons book just erasedit.

  2. Nico Rosberg:

    I think in the next couple of races we’re going to be leading the way for sure, and we’re going to try and keep it that way, but we know it would be good if they can come a bit closer, as long as they don’t come too close.

  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. Jutta Allmendinger:

    A long stalemate has finally been broken, when leading conservatives started to support the reform, thanks to the tireless efforts and pressure of many women and networks.

  5. John Ing:

    Volatility is now the name of the game, there is a confluence of factors at work, both geopolitical, energy prices, interest rates, all this is leading to the expectations of increased volatility.

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