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Overview of noun leading

The noun leading has 2 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. lead, leading

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

2. leadership, leading

(the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team")


Overview of verb lead

The verb lead has 14 senses? (first 13 from tagged texts)
1. (40) lead, take, direct, conduct, guide

(take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

2. (35) leave, result, lead

(have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")

3. (27) lead

(tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests")

4. (17) lead, head

(travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John")

5. (17) lead

(cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks")

6. (13) run, go, pass, lead, extend

(stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets")

7. (13) head, lead

(be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")

8. (10) lead, top

(be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year")

9. (9) contribute, lead, conduce

(be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing")

10. (8) conduct, lead, direct

(lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years")

11. (5) go, lead

(lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South")

12. (2) precede, lead

(move ahead (of others) in time or space)

13. (1) run, lead

(cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet")

14. moderate, chair, lead

(preside over; "John moderated the discussion")


Overview of adj leading

The adj leading has 4 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (4) leading, prima, star, starring, stellar

(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")

2. (3) leading, preeminent

(greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist")

3. (2) leading

(going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology")

4. (1) ahead, in the lead, leading

(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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