Definition of leading light
: a prominent and influential member (as of a community or church)
Examples of leading light in a Sentence
He is one of the leading lights of the labor movement.
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LEADING LIGHT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of leading light for English Language Learners
: a person who is a very important member of a group, organization, or community
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