leading leading  /ˈli dɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  2. (n) the activity of leading
  3. (adj) indicating the most important performer or role
  4. (adj) greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement
  5. (adj) going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way
  6. (adj) having the leading position or higher score in a contest

Usage(s):

  1. McDonnell's 14-point lead comes on the same day that a Monmouth survey found Republican Chris Christie leading by the same margin in the race for governor of New Jersey.
  2. Although he has gradually gained international recognition as one of the world's leading conservationists, many Brits still think of him as a crank who talks to plants.
  3. To Our Readers Spaniards leading a national surge in global business and politics, culture and the arts.

News

  1. Leading Managed Service Provider Selects Zyrion Cloud Monitoring Solution for Offering Managed Services

    Cloud Expo -- Zyrion Inc., a leading provider of Cloud and IT Monitoring software solutions, today announced that United Technology Group , the leading provider of information technology solutions headquartered ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Leading industrial brokers Ryan Hood and Eva Destunis join Avison Young in Toronto North office

    Leading industrial brokers Ryan Hood and Eva Destunis join Avison Young in Toronto North office
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Leading EMEA Operator Renews Redknee Services to Support 4G/LTE Data Growth

    Redknee Solutions, Inc. , a leading provider of business-critical billing and charging software and solutions for communications service providers, is pleased to announce that it has renewed a services ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "This is a choice between the policies that led us into the mess or the policies that are leading us out of the mess," Obama said. "It's a choice between falling backward and moving forward."
    on Jul 9, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The acquisition of Navteq is another step toward Nokia becoming a leading player in this space," Mr. Kallasvuo said in a statement.
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo Source: New York Times

  3. "It's uncertain again what is happening in Iran that's leading to that occurrence," Smith said.
    on Jan 20, 2008 By: Gregory Smith Source: USA Today

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