leading light

noun

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


LEADING LIGHT Defined for English Language Learners

leading light

noun

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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