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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 principal role in a film, play, show, or other scripted production: a leading role.
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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