leading

Definitions of leading
  1. adjective
    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
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    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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  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    indicating the most important performer or role
    “the leading man”
    synonyms: prima, star, starring, stellar
    major
    of greater importance or stature or rank
  4. adjective
    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
  5. noun
    the activity of leading
    synonyms: leadership
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    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
  6. noun
    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    synonyms: lead
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    type of:
    slip, strip
    artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
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