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Synonyms for leading
ˈlɛd ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead, leading(noun)

    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, leadership, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, confidential information, steer

    inferior, pursuing, down, minor, following

  2. leadership, leading(adj)

    the activity of leading

    "his leadership inspired the team"

    leaders, lead, leadership

    inferior, pursuing, minor, down, following

  3. leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)(adj)

    indicating the most important performer or role

    "the leading man"; "prima ballerina"; "prima donna"; "a star figure skater"; "the starring role"; "a stellar role"; "a stellar performance"

    pursuing, down, inferior, minor, following

  4. leading(a), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"

    pursuing, minor, down, inferior, following

  5. leading(adj)

    going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

    "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"

    prima(p), starring(p), leading(p), in the lead, leading(a), stellar(a), preeminent, star(p), ahead(p)

    inferior, minor, down, pursuing, following

  6. ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adj)

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

    "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

    inferior, following, pursuing, down, minor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leading(a.)

    governing, ruling

  2. leading(a.)

    chief, principal, capital, most important

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leading(a)

    chief, principal, premiere, influential, guiding

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. leading

    Lead intoxication (a local use by British miners)

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How to use leading in a sentence?

  1. Chip Roy:

    America needs to be leading,not pulling back.

  2. S. L. A. Marshall, Men Against Fire, 1947:

    The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems.

  3. Ren Zhengfei:

    That will not happen first of all, and second of all if that happens, I'll be the first to protest, apple is the world's leading company. If there was no Apple, there would be no mobile internet.

  4. Peter Hotez:

    What that means, practically speaking, is that Covid-19 could be the single leading cause of death in the United States on a daily basis.

  5. Jeffrey Burns:

    This multisystem inflammatory syndrome is not directly caused by the virus, the leading hypothesis is that it is due to the immune response of the patient.

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