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adjective lead·ing \ˈlē-diŋ\

Simple Definition of leading

  • : having great importance, influence, or success

  • : most important

Full Definition of leading

  1. 1 :  coming or ranking first :  foremost

  2. 2 :  exercising leadership

  3. 3 :  providing direction or guidance <a leading question>

  4. 4 :  given most prominent display <the leading story>

Examples of leading

  1. a leading topic of conversation

  2. Their family played a leading part in the settlement of the town.

  3. the leading role in a major Hollywood movie

  4. a leading citizen of the town

  5. She's one of the leading authorities on the stock market.



1597

First Known Use of leading

1597

Rhymes with leading




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