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. Devin Nunes:

    After more than a year, the Committee has finished its Russia investigation and will now work on completing our report, i’d like to thank Congressmen Trey Gowdy, Tom Rooney, and especially Mike Conaway for the excellent job they’ve done leading this investigation. I’d also like to recognize the hard work undertaken by our other Committee members as well as our staff. Once the Committee’s final report is issued, we hope our findings and recommendations will be useful for improving security and integrity for the 2018 midterm elections.

  2. Hugh Jackman:

    I suppose he was leading by example, areas of poverty and extreme poverty, I learned, are not a natural state. It is man-made and solvable.

  3. Mothers Day approaches:

    Were getting a lot more sales and its also scary. I mean, are we going to have the product available? You know, are we going to have the staff available, can we pull this off? Coleman asked. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Coleman tells Fox News that he has about 500 flower deliveries each day leading up to Mothers Day on Sunday. Hes currently hiring more staff to help with demand. Were doing this the best way we can, we really take it seriously keeping our customers, their recipientsand our staff safe.

  4. Julia Salazar:

    I'm glad to see the dangers of monopolistic market power being taken seriously by a leading presidential candidate, gov. Andrew Cuomo and other pro-Amazon politicians need to see the danger of sublimating all facets of our daily lives into a single all-encompassing company, which is clearly Amazon's business model.

  5. Party leader:

    I am not one to elude responsibilities, the results are very bad, i only have to say that we are going to start working right now to recover this support and to do so leading the center-right. We had sent warnings out that fragmenting the vote would not be a winning option.

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