Dictionary Results for leading


1. leading - noun

· thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

Synonym(s): lead

Hypernym(s): strip, slip




2. leading - noun

· the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"

Synonym(s): leadership

Hypernym(s): activity




3. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): take, direct, conduct, guide




4. lead - verb

· produce as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

Synonym(s): leave, result

Hypernym(s): produce, bring_about, give_rise




5. lead - verb

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

Hypernym(s): leave, result, lead




6. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): head

Hypernym(s): precede, lead




7. lead - verb

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

Hypernym(s): induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make




8. lead - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): run, go, pass, extend

Hypernym(s): be




9. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): head

Hypernym(s): direct




10. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): top




11. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): contribute, conduce

Hypernym(s): promote, advance, boost, further, encourage




12. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): conduct, direct

Hypernym(s): perform, execute, do




13. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): go

Hypernym(s): be




14. lead - verb

· move ahead (of others) in time or space

Synonym(s): precede

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote




15. lead - verb

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

Synonym(s): run

Hypernym(s): pass, make_pass




16. lead - verb

· preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

Synonym(s): moderate, chair

Hypernym(s): hash_out, discuss, talk_over




17. leading - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): prima, star, starring, stellar




18. leading - adjective

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

Synonym(s): preeminent




19. leading - adjective

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

Antonym(s): following




20. leading - adjective

· having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race"

Synonym(s): ahead, in_the_lead





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