Found 4 items, similar to Leading.
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adj 1: indicating the most important performer or role; “the
; “prima ballerina”
; “prima donna”
star figure skater”
; “the starring role”
; “a stellar
; “a stellar performance”
2: going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way;
“we rode in the leading car”
; “the leading edge of
3: greatest in importance or degree or significance or
achievement; “our greatest statesmen”
; “the country's
; “a preeminent archeologist”
4: having the leading position or higher score in a contest;
“he is ahead by a pawn”
; “the leading team in the pennant
, in the lead
5: purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response; “a
n 1: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in
printing [syn: lead
2: the activity of leading; “his leadership inspired the team”
English → English
(l[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leaded
; p. pr. & vb.
1. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing
leads the grooves of a rifle.
2. (Print.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead
a page; leaded matter.
(l[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Led
(l[e^]d); p. pr.
& vb. n. Leading
.] [OE. leden, AS. l[=ae]dan (akin to OS.
l[=e]dian, D. leiden, G. leiten, Icel. le[imac][eth]a, Sw.
leda, Dan. lede), properly a causative fr. AS. li[eth]an to
go; akin to OHG. l[imac]dan, Icel. l[imac][eth]a, Goth.
lei[thorn]an (in comp.). Cf. Lode
1. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some
physical contact or connection; as, a father leads a
child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a
If a blind man lead a blind man, both fall down in
the ditch. --Wyclif
They thrust him out of the city, and led him unto
the brow of the hill. --Luke iv. 29.
In thy right hand lead with thee
The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty. --Milton.
2. To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain
place or end, by making the way known; to show the way,
esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence,
figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to
lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a
cloud, to lead them the way. --Ex. xiii.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. --Ps. xxiii.
This thought might lead me through the world's vain
Content, though blind, had I no better guide.
3. To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or
charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a
search; to lead a political party.
Christ took not upon him flesh and blood that he
might conquer and rule nations, lead armies, or
possess places. --South.
4. To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be
foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet
of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads
the orators of all ages.
As Hesperus, that leads the sun his way. --Fairfax.
And lo ! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest. --Leigh
5. To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to
prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead
one to espouse a righteous cause.
He was driven by the necessities of the times, more
than led by his own disposition, to any rigor of
Silly women, laden with sins, led away by divers
lusts. --2 Tim. iii.
6 (Rev. Ver.).
6. To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a
certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to
follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to
cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life. --1
Tim. ii. 2.
Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse
A life that leads melodious days. --Tennyson.
You remember . . . the life he used to lead his wife
and daughter. --Dickens.
7. (Cards & Dominoes) To begin a game, round, or trick, with;
as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
To lead astray
, to guide in a wrong way, or into error; to
seduce from truth or rectitude.
To lead captive
, to carry or bring into captivity.
To lead the way
, to show the way by going in front; to act
as guide. --Goldsmith.
Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading
motive; a leading man; a leading example. -- Lead"ing*ly
(Law), a reported decision which has come to
be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.
[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
(Mus.), the seventh note or tone in the
ascending major scale; the sensible note.
, a question so framed as to guide the
person questioned in making his reply.
, 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.
, a wheel situated before the driving wheels
of a locomotive engine.
1. The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing;
2. Suggestion; hint; example. [Archaic] --Bacon.