HyperDic: leading

English > 6 senses of the word leading:
ADJECTIVEallleading, prima, star, starring, stellarindicating the most important performer or role
allleading, preeminentgreatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
allleadinggoing or proceeding or going in advance
allleading, ahead, in the leadhaving the leading position or higher score in a contest
NOUNartifactleading, leadthin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
actleading, leadershipthe activity of leading
leading > pronunciation
Soundsliy'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > leading: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIndicating the most important performer or role.
Example"the leading man"
Synonymsprima, star, starring, stellar
BroadermajorOf greater importance or stature or rank
Spanishestelar
English > leading: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningGreatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement.
Example "the country's leading poet"
Synonympreeminent
BroadersuperiorOf or characteristic of high rank or importance
Spanishdestacado, preeminente, principal
English > leading: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningGoing or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way / way.
Examples
  • "we rode in the leading car"
  • "the leading edge of technology"
Narrowerdirecting, directional, directive, guidingshowing the way / way by conducting or leading
guidingExerting control or influence
OppositefollowingGoing or proceeding or coming after in the same direction
Spanishdestacado, principal
Catalandestacat, principal
English > leading: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving the leading position or higher score in a contest.
Example "the leading team in the pennant race"
Synonymsahead, in the lead
BroaderupBeing or moving higher in position or greater in some value
English > leading: 6 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningThin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
Synonymlead
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Spanishinterlínea, regleta
Catalaninterlínia, regleta
English > leading: 6 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe activity of leading.
Synonymleadership
NarrowerhelmA position of leadership
leadA position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')
trend settingThe initiating or popularizing of a trend or fashion / fashion
BroaderactivityAny specific behavior
Spanishliderato, liderazgo
Catalanlideratge, liderat

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