Leading Definition

lēdĭng
adjective
That leads; guiding.
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Principal; chief.
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Of or playing the lead in a play, film, etc.
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Formulated so as to elicit a desired response.
A leading question.
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The definition of leading is a person or thing in the first, major or primary position or role.
An example of leading is a woman playing Evita Peron in a Broadway production of Evita; a leading role.
An example of leading is more women dying from heart disease than anything else in the world; a leading cause of death.
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noun
A covering or being covered with lead.
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Strips or sheets of lead, collectively.
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The space between lines of type.
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Strips of lead.

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The action of one that leads; guidance; direction; leadership.
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Other Word Forms of Leading

Noun

Singular:
leading
Plural:
leadings

Origin of Leading

  • From Old English lÇ£dan, probably a causative form of liþan (“travel").

    From Wiktionary

  • From lead (chemical element).

    From Wiktionary

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