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leading

adjective lead·ing \ˈlē-diŋ\

: having great importance, influence, or success

: most important

Full Definition of LEADING

1
:  coming or ranking first :  foremost
2
:  exercising leadership
3
:  providing direction or guidance <a leading question>
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.

First Known Use of LEADING

1597

Rhymes with LEADING

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