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leading (root: lead)

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Adjective, Noun
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lead=ing
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46 in 44 verses (in OT : 36 in 35 verses) (in NT : 10 in 9 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

leadinga. 
     Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.  [1913 Webster]
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 musical 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. Also called leitmotif or leitmotiv. -- 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.
leadingn. 
  •  The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Suggestion; hint; example.  Bacon.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

leading, adj. & n.
--adj. chief; most important.
--n. guidance, leadership.

Idiom
leading aircraftman the rank above aircraftman in the RAF. leading article a newspaper article giving the editorial opinion. leading counsel the senior barrister of two or more in a case. leading edge
1 the foremost edge of an aerofoil, esp. a wing or propeller blade.
2 Electronics the part of a pulse in which the amplitude increases (opp. trailing edge). leading lady the actress playing the principal part. leading light a prominent and influential person. leading man the actor playing the principal part. leading note Mus. = SUBTONIC. leading question a question that prompts the answer wanted. leading seaman the rank next below NCO in the Royal Navy.
leading-strings (or -reins)
1 strings for guiding children learning to walk.
2 oppressive supervision or control. leading tone US Mus. = leading note.
leading, n. Printing = LEAD(2) n. 6.

THESAURUS

leading

absolute, all-absorbing, antecedent, anterior, arch, ascendant, at the head, authoritarian, authoritative, authority, authorized, autocratic, banner, best, boss, capital, cardinal, central, champion, chief, clothed with authority, command, commanding, competent, conduct, consequential, considerable, control, controlling, crowning, directing, direction, directive, directorial, directory, dominant, duly constituted, eminent, empowered, ex officio, exordial, first, focal, fore, foregoing, forehand, foremost, forward, front, frontal, general, governance, governing, government, great, greatest, guidance, guiding, handling, head, heading, headmost, hegemonic, hegemonistic, highest, husbandry, imperative, important, in ascendancy, in charge, in chief, in the ascendant, inaugural, influential, initial, initiatory, lead, magisterial, maiden, main, management, managerial, managery, managing, manipulation, master, matchless, mighty, momentous, monocratic, noted, notorious, official, ordering, outstanding, overriding, overruling, paramount, peerless, pilotage, popular, potent, powerful, precedent, preceding, precessional, precursory, predominant, predominate, preeminent, prefatory, preliminary, preludial, prelusive, premier, preparatory, prepollent, preponderant, preponderate, prepotent, prestigious, prevailing, prevalent, prevenient, primal, primary, prime, principal, prior, proemial, prominent, propaedeutic, puissant, ranking, regnant, regulating, regulation, regulative, regulatory, reigning, ruling, running, senior, sovereign, star, steerage, steering, stellar, substantial, supereminent, superior, supreme, the conn, the helm, the wheel, topflight, topmost, totalitarian, unsurpassed, uppermost, weighty

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leading

Importance

N importance, consequence, moment, prominence, consideration, mark, materialness, import, significance, concern, emphasis, interest, greatness, superiority, notability, weight, value, usefulness, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, no joke, no laughing matter, pressure, urgency, stress, matter of life and death, memorabilia, notabilia, great doings, red-letter day, great thing, great point, main chance, the be all and the end all, cardinal point, substance, gist, sum and substance, gravamen, head and front, important part, principal part, prominent part, essential part, half the battle, sine qua non, breath of one's nostrils, cream, salt, core, kernel, heart, nucleus, keynote, keystone, corner stone, trump card, salient points, top sawyer, first fiddle, prima donna, chief, triton among the minnows, 'it', important, of importance, momentous, material, to the point, not to be overlooked, not to be despised, not to be sneezed at, egregious, weighty, of note, notable, prominent, salient, signal, memorable, remarkable, unforgettable, worthy of remark, worthy of notice, never to be forgotten, stirring, eventful, grave, serious, earnest, noble, grand, solemn, impressive, commanding, imposing, urgent, pressing, critical, instant, paramount, essential, vital, all-absorbing, radical, cardinal, chief, main, prime, primary, principal, leading, capital, foremost, overruling, of vital importance in the front rank, first-rate, superior, considerable, marked, rare, significant, telling, trenchant, emphatic, pregnant, tanti, materially, in the main, above all, kat' exochin, par excellence, to crown all, to beat all, expende Hannibalem!.

Beginning

N beginning, commencement, opening, outset, incipience, inception, inchoation, introduction, alpha, initial, inauguration, debut, le premier pas, embarcation, rising of the curtain, maiden speech, outbreak, onset, brunt, initiative, move, first move, narrow end of the wedge, thin end of the wedge, fresh start, new departure, origin, source, rise, bud, germ, egg, rudiment, genesis, primogenesis, birth, nativity, cradle, infancy, start, inception, creation, starting point, dawn, evolution, title-page, head, heading, van, caption, fatihah, entrance, entry, inlet, orifice, mouth, chops, lips, porch, portal, portico, propylon, door, gate, gateway, postern, wicket, threshold, vestibule, propylaeum, skirts, border, first stage, first blush, first glance, first impression, first sight, rudiments, elements, outlines, grammar, alphabet, ABC, beginning, initial, initiatory, initiative, inceptive, introductory, incipient, proemial, inaugural, inchoate, inchoative, embryonic, rudimental, primogenial, primeval, primitive, primordial, aboriginal, natal, nascent, first, foremost, leading, maiden, begun, just begun, at the beginning, in the beginning first, in the first place, imprimis, first and foremost, in limine, in the bud, in embryo, in its infancy, from the beginning, from its birth, ab initio, ab ovo, ab incunabilis, ab origine, let's get going!, let's get this show on the road!, up and at 'em!, aller Anfang ist schwer, dimidium facti qui coepit habet, omnium rerum principia parva sunt.

Precession

N precession, leading, heading, precedence, priority, the lead, le pas, van, precursor, leading, precedent, in advance, before, ahead, in the van, in the lead, foremost, headmost, in front, at the head, out in front, way out in front, far ahead, seniores priores, ahead of his time, precession, leading, heading, precedence, priority, the lead, le pas, van, precursor, leading, precedent, in advance, before, ahead, in the van, in the lead, foremost, headmost, in front, at the head, out in front, way out in front, far ahead, seniores priores, ahead of his time.


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