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lead·ing 1

 (lē′dĭng)
adj.
1. Having a position in the lead; foremost: the leading runner in the race.
2. Chief; principal: the leading cause of high inflation. See Synonyms at chief.
3. Of or performing a lead in a theatrical production: a leading role; a leading lady.
4. Formulated so as to elicit a desired response: a leading question.

lead′ing·ly adv.

lead·ing 2

 (lĕd′ĭng)
n.
1. A border or rim of lead, as around a windowpane.
2. Printing The spacing between lines, usually measured in points.

leading

(ˈliːdɪŋ)
adj
1. guiding, directing, or influencing
2. (prenominal) principal or primary
3. in the first position: the leading car in the procession.
4. (Mathematics) maths (of a coefficient) associated with the term of highest degree in a polynomial containing one variable: in 5x2 + 2x + 3, 5 is the leading coefficient.
ˈleadingly adv

leading

(ˈlɛdɪŋ)
n
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the spacing between lines of photocomposed or digitized type. Also called: interlinear spacing

lead•ing1

(ˈli dɪŋ)

adj.
1. principal; most important; foremost: a leading medical authority.
2. coming in advance of others; first: We rode in the leading car.
3. directing, guiding.

lead•ing2

(ˈlɛd ɪŋ)

n.
1. a covering or framing of lead: the leading of a stained-glass window.
2.
b. the spacing between lines of type, esp. in computer-generated typeset output.
[1400–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leading - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
strip, slip - artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
2.leading - the activity of leadingleading - the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
helm - a position of leadership; "the President is at the helm of the Ship of State"
lead - a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"
trend setting - the initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion
Adj.1.leading - 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"
major - of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways"
2.leading - greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
superior - of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler"
3.leading - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
following - going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction; "the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following footsteps"
4.leading - having the leading position or higher score in a contestleading - having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
up - being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up"

leading

leading

adjective
1. Most important, influential, or significant:
2. Widely known and discussed:
Translations
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leading

[ˈliːdɪŋ]
A. ADJ
1. (= foremost) [expert, politician, writer] → principal, más destacado (Ind) [producer] → principal; [company, product, brand] → líder (Theat, Cine) [part, role] → principal, de protagonista
one of Britain's leading writersuno de los principales or más destacados escritores británicos
to play the leading role or part in [+ film, play] → interpretar el papel principal or de protagonista en
2. (= prominent) [expert, politician, writer] → destacado
leading scientists believe it will be possibledestacados científicos creen que será posible
a leading member of the Sikh communityun miembro destacado de la comunidad sij
a leading industrial nationun país industrializado líder, uno de los principales países industrializados
to play a leading role or part in sth (fig) → jugar un papel importante or destacado en algo
3. (in race) [athlete, horse, driver] → en cabeza, que va a la cabeza; (in procession, convoy) → que va a la cabeza
B. CPD leading article N (Brit) (Press) → artículo m de fondo, editorial m
leading edge N (Aer) [of wing] → borde m anterior; (= forefront) → vanguardia f
see also leading-edge to be at or on the leading edge ofestar a la vanguardia de
leading lady N (Theat) → primera actriz f (Cine) → protagonista f
leading light Nfigura f principal
leading man N (Theat) → primer actor m (Cine) → protagonista m
leading question Npregunta f capciosa

leading

[ˈliːdɪŋ] adj
(= important) → de premier plan
(in front)de têteleading article n (British)éditorial m (US)article m de têteleading-edge [ˌliːdɪŋˈɛdʒ] adjde pointeleading edge n (= cutting edge) to be at the leading edge of sth → être à la pointe de qchleading lady nvedette f féminine
to be sb's leading lady → partager la tête d'affiche avec qn
Leslie Caron is his leading lady → Leslie Caron partage la tête d'affiche avec lui.leading light n (= person) → figure f de proue
He is one of the leading lights of the new generation of poets → C'est l'une des figures de proue de cette nouvelle génération de poètes.
He's one of the leading lights in the campaign → C'est l'une des personnalités les plus en vue de la campagne., C'est l'une des figures de proue de la campagne.leading man nvedette m masculine
to be sb's leading man → partager la tête d'affiche avec qn
her leading man → l'acteur qui partage la tête d'affiche avec elleleading question nquestion f tendancieuseleading role n
(in activity, project)rôle m prépondérant, rôle m de premier plan
to play a leading role in sth → jouer un rôle de premier plan dans qch, jouer un rôle prépondérant dans qch
(in play, film, opera)rôle m principal
to play the leading role in a play → jouer le rôle principal dans une piècelead pencil [ˌlɛdˈpɛnsəl] ncrayon m noir, crayon m à papierlead poisoning [ˌlɛdˈpɔɪzənɪŋ] nsaturnisme mlead replacement petrol nsuper m additivélead singer [ˌliːdˈsɪŋər] n (in pop group)chanteur/euse m/f
Mick Hucknall, lead singer of Simply Red → Mick Hucknall, le chanteur de Simply Redlead time [ˈliːdtaɪm] ndélai m de livraisonlead weight [ˌlɛdˈweɪt] nplomb m

leading

:
leading article
nLeitartikel m
leading case
leading counsel
n (Brit Jur, for the defence) → Hauptverteidiger(in) m(f); (for the prosecution) → Kronanwalt m/-anwältin f
leading edge
n
(Aviat) → (Flügel)vorderkante f
the leading of technologydie Spitzentechnologie; to be at or on the leading of technology (machine etc)zur Spitzentechnologie gehören; (country etc) → in der Technologie führend sein
leading-edge
adj companyführend; leading technologySpitzentechnologie f
leading lady
nHauptdarstellerin f; she was Mel Gibson’s leadingsie spielte an der Seite von Mel Gibson die weibliche Hauptrolle
leading light
nNummer eins f; (= person also)großes Licht, Leuchte f
leading man
nHauptdarsteller m; he was Sharon Stone’s leadinger spielte an der Seite von Sharon Stone die männliche Hauptrolle
leading note
n (Mus) → Leitton m
leading question
leading reins
pl (for child) → Laufgeschirr nt
leading role
nHauptrolle f

leading

1
n (Typ) → Durchschuss m

leading

2
adj
(= first)vorderste(r, s); runner, horse, car alsoführend; the leading car in the processiondas die Kolonne anführende Auto
(= most important) person, writer, politician, companyführend; leading product/sportsmanSpitzenprodukt nt/-sportler m; leading representativeSpitzenvertreter(in) m(f); leading part or role (Theat) → Hauptrolle f; (fig)führende Rolle (in bei); the leading issuedas Hauptthema, das wichtigste Thema; we are a leading company in …unsere Firma ist führend auf dem Gebiet (+gen)

leading

[ˈliːdɪŋ] adj (horse, car, in race) → (che è) in testa, di testa; (in procession) → che apre la sfilata; (chief, member) → principale, preminente (Theatre) (role, character) → principale, di primo piano
one of the leading figures of this century → una delle più importanti figure di questo secolo

leading

a. principal, primero-a, más importante.
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I could not forgive her for becoming an object of pity, while Lena Lingard, for whom people had always foretold trouble, was now the leading dressmaker of Lincoln, much respected in Black Hawk.
It did not strike her as in the least grotesque that she should be making of Robert the object of conversation and leading her husband to speak of him.
The veteran Scotchman just named held the first, with a regiment of regulars and a few provincials; a force really by far too small to make head against the formidable power that Montcalm was leading to the foot of his earthen mounds.
It was these same impulses, leading so invariably to success, that made his enemies call him the Wisest Man.
At the end of half an hour he reappeared, leading the two horses, himself mounted on a half-broken mustang.
The old gentlewoman took a dreary and proud satisfaction in leading Phoebe from room to room of the house, and recounting the traditions with which, as we may say, the walls were lugubriously frescoed.
He was, indeed, the Custom-House in himself; or, at all events, the mainspring that kept its variously revolving wheels in motion; for, in an institution like this, where its officers are appointed to subserve their own profit and convenience, and seldom with a leading reference to their fitness for the duty to be performed, they must perforce seek elsewhere the dexterity which is not in them.
In one part of the road leading to the church was found the saddle trampled in the dirt; the tracks of horses' hoofs deeply dented in the road, and evidently at furious speed, were traced to the bridge, beyond which, on the bank of a broad part oœ the brook, where the water ran deep and black, was found the hat of the unfortunate Ichabod, and close beside it a shattered pumpkin.
The attraction of my small charges was a constant joy, leading me to wonder afresh at the vanity of my original fears, the distaste I had begun by entertaining for the probable gray prose of my office.
Hussey hurried towards an open door leading to the kitchen, and bawling out clam for two, disappeared.
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