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1. leading

adjective. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] indicating the most important performer or role.

Synonyms

  • major
  • stellar
  • prima
  • starring

Antonyms

  • discontinuance
  • assembly
  • discontinuation
  • activation

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Leading

  • superseding
  • stampeding
  • interceding
  • succeeding
  • proceeding
  • preceeding
  • preceding
  • misreading
  • inbreeding
  • conceding
  • seceding
  • rereading
  • receding
  • impeding
  • exceeding
  • acceding
  • speeding
  • breeding
  • bleeding
  • weeding
  • seeding
  • reding
  • reading
  • needing
  • kneading
  • heeding
  • feeding
  • ceding

Example sentences of the word leading


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Focus on leading the pull by initiating with the upper back and moving your shoulder blades toward each other.

2. Adjective
Physicians can take part in completing and even leading research that further advances their fields.

Quotes containing the word leading


1. Each and every master, regardless of the era or the place, heard the call and attained harmony with heaven and earth. There are many paths leading to the top of Mount Fuji, but there is only one summit - love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

2. A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.
- Madeleine L'Engle

3. You grow up a bit damaged or broken then you have some success but you don't know how to feel good about the work you're doing or the life you're leading.
- Johnny Depp

2. leading

adjective. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement.

Synonyms

  • preeminent

Antonyms

  • sink
  • source

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. leading

adjective. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way.

Synonyms

  • guiding
  • directional
  • directing

Antonyms

  • lack
  • minority
  • junior
  • inability

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. leading

adjective. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] having the leading position or higher score in a contest.

Synonyms

  • up
  • ahead

Antonyms

  • peristalsis
  • anastalsis
  • dormant

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. leading

noun. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] the activity of leading.

Synonyms

  • activity
  • helm
  • lead
  • trend setting

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • passive
  • active

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. leading

noun. ['ˈliːdɪŋ'] thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.

Synonyms

  • strip
  • slip

Antonyms

  • follow
  • disadvantage
  • deficit

Etymology

  • lead (English)
  • leed (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • lædan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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