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Meaning of LEADING

Pronunciation:  'leding

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
  2. [n]  thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  3. [adj]  going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
  4. [adj]  purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response; "a leading question"
  5. [adj]  having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
 

LEADING is a 7 letter word that starts with L.

 

 Synonyms: ahead(p), directing, directional, directive, guiding, in the lead, lead, leadership, purposeful, up
 
 Antonyms: following
 
 See Also: activity, helm, lead, slip, strip, trend setting

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Lead"ing\, a.
    Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading
    motive; a leading man; a leading example. -- {Lead"ing*ly},
    adv.
    
    {Leading case} (Law), a reported decision which has come to
       be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.
       --Abbott.
    
    {Leading motive} [a translation of G. leitmotif] (Mus.), a
       guiding theme; in the modern music drama of Wagner, a
       marked melodic phrase or short passage which always
       accompanies the reappearance of a certain person,
       situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the
       play; a sort of musical label.
    
    {Leading note} (Mus.), the seventh note or tone in the
       ascending major scale; the sensible note.
    
    {Leading question}, a question so framed as to guide the
       person questioned in making his reply.
    
    {Leading strings}, strings by which children are supported
       when beginning to walk.
    
    {To be in leading strings}, to be in a state of infancy or
       dependence, or under the guidance of others.
    
    {Leading wheel}, a wheel situated before the driving wheels
       of a locomotive engine.
    
    
  2. \Lead"ing\, n.
    1. The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing;
       guidance. --Shak.
    
    2. Suggestion; hint; example. [Archaic] --Bacon.
    
    
 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

/ledding/ The spacing between lines of text. This is defined when a font is designed but can often be altered in order to change the appearance of the text or for special effects. It is measured in points and is normally 120% of the height of the text.

See also kerning, tracking.

 
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