There are 2 main definitions of leading in English:

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leading 1

Pronunciation: /ˈliːdɪŋ/

adjective

[attributive]
Most important: a number of leading politicians
More example sentences
  • Craven District Council has played a leading role as main sponsor of the project.
  • She danced all the leading ballerina roles, foremost among them Odette-Odile and Kitri.
  • He has figured in a number of leading roles for Ballinrobe Musical Society, including Danilo in The Merry Widow.
Synonyms
momentous, noteworthy, notable
informal number-one
most powerful, most important, foremost, greatest, chief, outstanding, pre-eminent, richest, principal, dominant, most influential, most illustrious, paramount, top-tier, top-rank, of the first rank, first-rate

noun

[mass noun]
Guidance or leadership, especially in a spiritual context.
Example sentences
  • Things can be learned in many ways (spiritual leading is one way you pointed).
  • It is a longing for a church that raises up leaders who recognize that leading and listening are not mutually exclusive.
  • Thus, if we are not willing to give total obedience to his leading, we should not pray for blessing from above.

Words that rhyme with leading

exceeding, misleading, pleading, reeding, self-feeding, sheading, unheeding

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leading 2

Pronunciation: /ˈlɛdɪŋ/

noun

[mass noun]
1The amount of blank space between lines of print.
Example sentences
  • Most scrapbookers don't know what kerning or leading are and how to adjust them accordingly.
  • I must say it is very interesting, but is it really necessary to have the typesetting within so big and the leading between each line so expanded?
  • And certainly, with that leading, I think surrounding it a box would be a mistake.
1.1The distance from the bottom of one line of type to the bottom of the next.

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