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English adjective: leading

1. leading indicating the most important performer or role


SamplesThe leading man.
Prima ballerina.
Prima donna.
A star figure skater.
The starring role.
A stellar role.
A stellar performance.


Synonymsprima, star, starring, stellar


Similarmajor


Antonymsminor

2. leading greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement


SamplesOur greatest statesmen.
The country's leading poet.
A preeminent archeologist.


Synonymspreeminent


Similarsuperior


Antonymsinferior

3. leading going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way


SamplesWe rode in the leading car.
The leading edge of technology.


Similardirecting, directional, directive, guiding, guiding


Antonymsfollowing

4. leading having the leading position or higher score in a contest


SamplesHe is ahead by a pawn.
The leading team in the pennant race.


Synonymsahead, in the lead


Similarup


Antonymsdown


English noun: leading

1. leading (artifact) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing


Synonymslead


Broader (hypernym)slip, strip

2. leading (act) the activity of leading


SamplesHis leadership inspired the team.


Synonymsleadership


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)helm, lead, trend setting









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