English adjective: leading
|1.||leading indicating the most important performer or role|
|Samples||The leading man.|
A star figure skater.
The starring role.
A stellar role.
A stellar performance.
|Synonyms||prima, star, starring, stellar|
|2.||leading greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement|
|Samples||Our greatest statesmen.|
The country's leading poet.
A preeminent archeologist.
|3.||leading going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way|
|Samples||We rode in the leading car.|
The leading edge of technology.
|Similar||directing, directional, directive, guiding, guiding|
|4.||leading having the leading position or higher score in a contest|
|Samples||He is ahead by a pawn.|
The leading team in the pennant race.
|Synonyms||ahead, in the lead|
English noun: leading
|1.||leading (artifact) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing|
|Broader (hypernym)||slip, strip|
|2.||leading (act) the activity of leading|
|Samples||His leadership inspired the team.|
|Narrower (hyponym)||helm, lead, trend setting|