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leading

 
Adjective leading has 5 senses
  1. leading, prima, star, starring, stellar - 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"
    Antonym: minor (indirect, via major)
  2. leading - going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
    Antonyms:
    following, pursuing, shadowing, tailing, stalking
  3. greatest, leading, preeminent - greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
    Antonym: inferior (indirect, via superior)
  4. ahead, in the lead, leading - having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
    Antonym: down (indirect, via up)
  5. leading - purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response; "a leading question"
    Antonym:
    purposeless (indirect, via purposeful)
Noun leading has 2 senses
  1. lead, leading - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    --1 is a kind of strip, slip
  2. leadership, leading - the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
    --2 is a kind of activity
    --2 has particulars: helm; lead; trend setting
Verb lead has 15 senses
  1. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    The men lead the horses across the field
  2. leave, result, lead - result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
    --2 is one way to bring about
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. lead - tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
    --3 is one way to
    leave, result, lead
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. lead, head - travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
    --4 is one way to precede, lead
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. lead - cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
    --5 is one way to
    induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    They lead him to write the letter
  6. run, go, pass, lead, extend - stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
    --6 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
    --7 is one way to direct
    Derived forms: noun lead4, noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    They lead him to write the letter
  8. lead, top - be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s somebody
    => Something ----s somebody
    => Something ----s something
  9. contribute, lead, conduce - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
    --9 is one way to promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  10. conduct, lead, direct - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
    --10 is one way to perform, execute, do
    Derived form: noun lead4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. lead - pass or spend; "lead a good life"
    --11 is one way to
    spend, pass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. go, lead - lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
    --12 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  13. precede, lead - move ahead (of others) in time or space
    --13 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  14. run, lead - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    --14 is one way to pass, make pass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  15. moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    --15 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived form: noun lead4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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