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Word: leading

leading
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  • noun thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    Synonyms

    lead

  • noun the activity of leading
    Synonyms

    leadership

    Examples
    • his leadership inspired the team
  • adj going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
    Examples
    • we rode in the leading car
    • the leading edge of technology
  • adj indicating the most important performer or role
    Synonyms

    prima, star, starring, stellar

    Examples
    • the leading man
    • prima ballerina
    • prima donna
    • a star figure skater
    • the starring role
    • a stellar role
    • a stellar performance
  • adj greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
    Synonyms

    preeminent

    Examples
    • our greatest statesmen
    • the country's leading poet
    • a preeminent archeologist
  • adj having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    Synonyms

    ahead, in the lead

    Examples
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010