• (RP) IPA: /ˈliːdɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈlidɪŋ/
  1. present participle of lead#English|lead

leading (not comparable)

  1. Providing guidance or direction.
    Avoid leading questions if you really want the truth.
  2. rank#Verb|Ranking first.
    He is a leading supplier of plumbing supplies in the county.
  3. Occurring in advance; preceding.
    Antonyms: following, lagging, trailing
    The stock market can be a leading economic indicator.
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  • (RP) IPA: /ˈliːdɪŋ/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈlidɪŋ/

leading (plural leadings)

  1. An act by which one is lead#Verb|led or guide#Verb|guided.
    • 1892, Walt Whitman, “A Song for Occupations”, in Leaves of Grass […], Philadelphia, Pa.: David McKay, publisher, […], OCLC 1514723 ↗, stanza 5, page 175 ↗:
      I do not affirm that what you see beyond is futile, I do not advise you to stop, / I do not say leadings you thought great are not great, / But I say that none lead to greater than these lead to.
  • (RP, GA) IPA: /ˈlɛdɪŋ/

leading (uncountable)

  1. (typography) Vertical space#Noun|space added between line#Noun|lines; line spacing.
  • German: Zeilenabstand
  • Portuguese: entrelinha, espaçamento entre linhas
  • Russian: интерлиньяж

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