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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 Edge

  • eldredge
  • alldredge
  • sledge
  • pledge
  • fledge
  • dredge
  • allege
  • wedge
  • sege
  • sedge
  • rehg
  • ledge
  • hedge

Example sentences of the word leading-edge


1. Noun Phrase
Direct the leading edge of a 3-inch putty knife’s blade against the outer edge of the rosette.

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. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] the boundary of a surface.

Synonyms

  • limb
  • brink
  • bounds
  • border
  • boundary

Antonyms

  • unbound
  • free
  • uncertain
  • unoriented

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a sharp side formed by the intersection of two surfaces of an object.

Synonyms

  • side
  • knife edge
  • trailing edge
  • bevel
  • cant
  • groin
  • cutting edge
  • brim
  • milling
  • razor edge
  • curbing
  • deckle edge
  • deckle
  • lip
  • rim
  • chamfer
  • kerb
  • featheredge
  • bezel
  • leading edge

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • descent
  • ascent
  • natural depression

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a line determining the limits of an area.

Synonyms

  • bound
  • rim
  • lower bound
  • upper bound
  • verge
  • line
  • brink
  • perimeter
  • margin
  • border
  • boundary
  • fringe
  • thalweg
  • periphery
  • threshold

Antonyms

  • unconstipated
  • unsworn
  • inactivity
  • natural object

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. edge

verb. ['ˈɛdʒ'] advance slowly, as if by inches.

Synonyms

  • move on
  • go on
  • pass on
  • inch
  • march on
  • advance

Antonyms

  • middle
  • end
  • lower
  • increase

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] a slight competitive advantage.

Synonyms

  • favourable position
  • superiority

Antonyms

  • larboard
  • obverse
  • top

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. edge

noun. ['ˈɛdʒ'] the attribute of urgency in tone of voice.

Synonyms

  • sharpness

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • empty

Etymology

  • egge (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • ecg (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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