Definitions for leading
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thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
the activity of leading
"his leadership inspired the team"
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"
greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
"our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
"we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
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
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.
guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example
the act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance
suggestion; hint; example
Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]
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
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.
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
British National Corpus
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Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1637
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Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3531
Rank popularity for the word 'leading' in Adjectives Frequency: #212
The numerical value of leading in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of leading in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
They had agreed to settle it, nothing besides that was said, even leading up to the altercation. They both took their shirts off and appeared like they were going to fight.
As a physician of over 30 years and Ranking Member of the Higher Education and Workforce Innovation Subcommittee, there is nothing more important to me than the health and well-being of our students, leading experts agree that some students may lose as much as one year’s worth of educational progress in the absence of in-person learning.
Our expectation and hope is that the leading telecommunications providers will take advantage of the rule change and use the new technology.
Many leading global brands are outsourcing to homeworkers, even if they are unaware of it. Homeworkers are the most vulnerable in the chain, yet they bear a lot of risks because the economic compulsion is so strong.
You would't do it as a parent, we certainly shouldn't be doing it with the leading sponsor -- the leading country when it comes to state-sponsored terrorism.
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