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    leading - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leading

    (noun) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    Synonyms : lead
    (noun) the activity of leading
    Synonyms : leadership
    Example Sentence
    • his leadership inspired the team
    (adj) indicating the most important performer or role
    Synonyms : prima , star , starring , stellar
    Example Sentence
    • the leading man
    • prima ballerina
    • prima donna
    • a star figure skater
    • the starring role
    • a stellar role
    • a stellar performance
    (adj) greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
    Synonyms : preeminent
    Example Sentence
    • our greatest statesmen
    • the country's leading poet
    • a preeminent archeologist
    (adj) going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
    Example Sentence
    • we rode in the leading car
    • the leading edge of technology
    (adj) having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    Synonyms : ahead , in the lead
    Example Sentence
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
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