Associations to the word «Leading»


LEADING, verb. Present participle of lead
LEADING, adjective. Providing guidance or direction.
LEADING, adjective. Ranking first.
LEADING, adjective. Occurring in advance; preceding.
LEADING, noun. An act by which one is led or guided
LEADING, noun. (typography) Vertical space added between lines; line spacing
LEADING AXLE, noun. On a steam locomotive, an axle connecting a coupled pair of unpowered wheels located in front of the driving wheels.
LEADING CASE, noun. (legal) A reported decision which has come to be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.
LEADING DIAGONAL, noun. (linear algebra) A main diagonal.
LEADING DIAGONALS, noun. Plural of leading diagonal
LEADING EDGE, noun. (aeronautics) The frontmost edge of a wing or other airfoil of an aircraft; sometimes contains slots or slats
LEADING EDGE, noun. (by extension) The foremost part of a trend etc; a vanguard
LEADING EDGE, noun. At the forefront of practice or technology, contrast with bleeding edge
LEADING INDICATOR, noun. An phenomenon that generally occurs in advance of an important phenomenon, aiding in its prediction.
LEADING INDICATOR, noun. (economics) A phenomenon that is predictive of the overall level of economic activity, especially one for which reliable statistics are available; a leading economic indicator.
LEADING INDICATORS, noun. Plural of leading indicator
LEADING LIGHT, noun. (idiomatic) An acclaimed expert, one of the foremost experts, a luminary.
LEADING LIGHT, noun. (nautical) (navigation) A light that helps to guide vessels into a port
LEADING LIGHTS, noun. Plural of leading light
LEADING MOTIVE, noun. (music) leitmotif
LEADING OFF, verb. Present participle of lead off
LEADING QUESTION, noun. A question that suggests the answer or that contains the information for which the examiner is looking.
LEADING QUESTIONS, noun. Plural of leading question
LEADING REIN, noun. A rein used to lead an animal (especially a horse) when there is no rider, or when the rider is young or inexperienced.
LEADING REINS, noun. Plural of leading rein
LEADING SEAMAN, noun. (Australia) (UK) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Navy, ranking above able seaman and below petty officer.
LEADING SEAMAN, noun. (Canada) (Navy) A non-commissioned officer in the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, ranking above able seaman and below master seaman.
LEADING SEAMEN, noun. Plural of leading seaman
LEADING STRAND, noun. (genetics) The strand of DNA that is synthesized during replication
LEADING STRINGS, noun. Strings or straps by which a child is supported when learning to walk.
LEADING TONE, noun. (music) scale degree seven when the first scale degree is one half step higher than the seventh scale degree
LEADING TONES, noun. Plural of leading tone
LEADING TRUCK, noun. On a steam locomotive, a railroad truck to which wheel axles (and, hence, wheels) for one or more coupled pairs of unpowered wheels are attached through bearings, located in front of the driving wheels.
LEADING TRUCKS, noun. Plural of leading truck
LEADING WHEEL, noun. On a steam locomotive, an unpowered wheel located in front of the driving wheels.
LEADING WHEELS, noun. Plural of leading wheel

Dictionary definition

LEADING, noun. Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
LEADING, noun. The activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team".
LEADING, adjective. 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".
LEADING, adjective. Greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist".
LEADING, adjective. Going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology".
LEADING, adjective. Having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race".

Wise words

All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.
Kahlil Gibran