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
the activity of leading
"his leadership inspired the team"
leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)(adj)
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"
greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
"our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist"
going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
"we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology"
ahead(p), in the lead, leading(adj)
having the leading position or higher score in a contest
"he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"
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leadership, main, lead, prominent, major, principal, resulting, leaders, leader, eminent, guiding, driving, key, senior, dominant, primary, culminating, conducive, top, preponderant, causing, leading-edge, advanced, conducting, pioneering
Lead intoxication (a local use by British miners)
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