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leading light

noun

Simple Definition of leading light

  • : a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of leading light

  1. :  a prominent and influential member (as of a community or church)

Examples of leading light in a sentence

  1. He is one of the leading lights of the labor movement.



1655

First Known Use of leading light

1655


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