leading light


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leading light

n
1. an important or outstanding person, esp in an organization or cause
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a less common term for range light

lead′ing light′

(ˈli dɪŋ)
n.
an important or influential person.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leading light - a celebrity who is an inspiration to othersleading light - a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"
celebrity, famous person - a widely known person; "he was a baseball celebrity"
Translations

leading light

n (person) → personaggio di primo piano
References in classic literature ?
They were the leading lights to the Berande anchorage, and every night in the year they were so inspected and hung out.
Adding these new categories will help to level the playing field and introduce an additional competitive edge to this year's Leading Lights," says Light Reading editor-in-chief Ray Le Maistre.
In 2004, Light Reading established the Leading Lights, an important new annual industry awards program in which top public and private companies and their executives are recognized for their outstanding achievements in the telecommunications industry.