leading

  • 1 Leading — Lead ing, a. Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example. {Lead ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Leading case} (Law), a reported decision which has come to be regarded as settling the law of the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 leading — I (guiding) adjective controlling, directing, implicational, implicative, implicatory, inferential, insinuating, insinuative, instructional, instructive, referential, regulating, steering, suggestive, supervising, supervisory associated concepts …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Leading — Lead ing, n. 1. The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Suggestion; hint; example. [Archaic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 Leading —   [engl.], Zeilenabstand …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 5 leading — adj *chief, principal, main, foremost, capital Analogous words: governing, ruling (see GOVERN): conducting, directing, managing, controlling (see CONDUCT vb): prominent, outstanding (see NOTICEABLE): eminent (see FAMOUS): preeminent, *supreme,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 leading — [adj] chief, superior arch, best, champion, dominant, dominating, famous, first, foremost, governing, greatest, headmost, highest, inaugural, initial, main, noted, notorious, number one*, outstanding, popular, preeminent, premier, primary,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 leading — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ most important or in first place …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 leading — leading1 [led′iŋ] n. 1. a covering or being covered with lead 2. strips or sheets of lead, collectively leading2 [lēd′iŋ] n. the action of one that leads; guidance; direction; leadership adj. 1. that leads; guiding 2. principal; chief …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Leading — Leads redirects here. For the city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England, see Leeds. For other uses, see Lead (disambiguation). Line leading and Line lead redirect here. For the water navigation concept, see Leading line. For other… …

    Wikipedia

  • 10 leading — lead|ing1 W2 [ˈli:dıŋ] adj [only before noun] 1.) best, most important, or most successful ▪ The army played a leading role in organizing the attempted coup. ▪ the leading industrial nations ▪ a leading heart specialist ▪ leading members of the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 leading — 1. adj. & n. adj. chief; most important. n. guidance, leadership. Phrases and idioms: leading aircraftman the rank above aircraftman in the RAF. leading article a newspaper article giving the editorial opinion. leading counsel the senior… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 12 leading — strategy used by a firm to accelerate payments, normally in response to exchange rate expectations. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * leading lead‧ing [ˈliːdɪŋ] adjective [only before a noun] MARKETING best, most important, or most successful …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 leading — 1 adjective (only before noun) 1 MOST IMPORTANT/BEST best, most important, or most successful: the leading software provider in the domestic PC markets | a leading heart specialist 2 leading edge a) technical the front edge of something b) the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 leading */*/*/ — UK [ˈliːdɪŋ] / US [ˈlɪdɪŋ] adjective [only before noun] 1) main, most important, or most successful David was our leading goalscorer last season. the leading cause of death He became a leading figure in the London art world. a leading brand of… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 leading — lead|ing [ lidıŋ ] adjective only before noun *** 1. ) main, most important, or most successful: He became a leading figure in the London art world. a leading brand of toothpaste the leading cause of death play a leading part/role: She played a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 leading — [[t]li͟ːdɪŋ[/t]] ♦♦ 1) ADJ: ADJ n The leading person or thing in a particular area is the one which is most important or successful. ...a leading member of Bristol s Sikh community... Britain s future as a leading industrial nation depends on… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 leading — / li:dɪŋ/ adjective 1. most important ● Leading industrialists feel the end of the recession is near. ● Leading shares rose on the Stock Exchange. ● Leading shareholders in the company forced a change in management policy. ● They are the leading… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 18 leading — leading1 leadingly, adv. /lee ding/, adj. 1. chief; principal; most important; foremost: a leading toy manufacturer. 2. coming in advance of others; first: We rode in the leading car. 3. directing, guiding. n. 4. the act of a person or thing that …

    Universalium

  • 19 leading —    In typography, the horizontal spaces between lines of type, its thickness (height on a page) measured in points. Desk top publishing software application programs employ this term (including Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe PageMaker, QuarkXpress, and… …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 20 leading — adjective 1) he played the leading role Syn: main, chief, major, prime, most significant, most important, principal, foremost, key, central, focal, preeminent, paramount, dominant, essential Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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