leading

Primary Meanings of leading

1.
adjn
going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
the activity of leading
2.
n
thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
Full Definitions of leading
1

adj going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

“we rode in the leading car”
“the leading edge of technology”
Synonyms:
directing, directional, directive, guiding
showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on
guiding
exerting control or influence
Antonyms:
following
going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction
pursuing
following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit
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adj having the leading position or higher score in a contest

“the leading team in the pennant race”
Synonyms:
ahead, in the lead
up
being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level

adj indicating the most important performer or role

“the leading man”
Synonyms:
prima, star, starring, stellar
major
of greater importance or stature or rank

adj greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

“the country's leading poet”
Synonyms:
preeminent
superior
of or characteristic of high rank or importance

n the activity of leading

Synonyms:
leadership
Types:
helm
a position of leadership
lead
a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
trend setting
the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior
2

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

Synonyms:
lead
Type of:
slip, strip
artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material

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