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Synonyms for leadingˈlɛd ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lead, leading(noun)

    thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

    lead, star, jumper cable, pencil lead, lead-in, tip, jumper lead, atomic number 82, leadership, wind, lead story, hint, lede, spark advance, trail, principal, tether, leash, booster cable, track, leading, confidential information, steer

    inferior, pursuing, down, minor, following

  2. leadership, leading(adj)

    the activity of leading

    leaders, leading, lead, leadership

    inferior, pursuing, minor, down, following

  3. leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)(adj)

    indicating the most important performer or role

    pursuing, down, inferior, minor, following

  4. leading(a), preeminent(adj)

    greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement

    pursuing, minor, down, inferior, following

  5. leading(adj)

    going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way

    prima(p), starring(p), leading(p), in the lead, leading(a), stellar(a), preeminent, star(p), ahead(p)

    inferior, minor, down, pursuing, following

  6. ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adj)

    having the leading position or higher score in a contest

    inferior, following, pursuing, down, minor

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leading(a.)

    governing, ruling

  2. leading(a.)

    chief, principal, capital, most important

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. leading

    Lead intoxication (a local use by British miners)

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