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, leading(noun)

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

  2. leadership, leading(adj)

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

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

    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), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

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

  5. leading(adj)

    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, leading(adj)

    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. Leading(adj)

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

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  4. Leading(noun)

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

    Etymology: [a translation of G. leitmotif]

  5. Leading(noun)

    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. leading

    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

  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

How to pronounce leading?

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    Karen
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How to say leading in sign language?

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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. Shalini Sinha:

    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.

  2. Owen Smith:

    We should be getting on with it [Hinkley Point] not least because there are thousands and thousands of jobs depending on this project, prevarication and weakness from the government is leading to jeopardising those jobs.

  3. Lamar Alexander:

    I think most of Leading Democratic lawmakers thought that the money from CARES Act would be distributed about the same way Title I is distributed.

  4. Home Secretary Theresa May:

    It will provide the strongest safeguards and world-leading oversight arrangements, and it will give the men and women of our security and intelligence agencies and our law enforcement agencies ... the powers they need to protect our country.

  5. Brian Klaas:

    During a global pandemic, the world needs a leader — someone to help coordinate responses to a virus that knows no borders. Instead, Donald Trump has spent much of Donald Trump time hawking disproven medicines, tweeting conspiracy theories, when the world looks to America to lead, they are finding a man who is singularly incapable of leading Donald Trump country, let alone the world.

Images & Illustrations of leading

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