Crossword clues for leading
- Tend to or result in
- Result in
- Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
- Kind of question
- Like some lights
- In the van
- Going in front
- First stage of relay with a big noise being introduced
- In front but poorly aligned
- In front
- Gal Gadot, for "Wonder Woman"
- Female top of the bill
- Front of an aerofoil
- One prominent in a field
- Chief actor
- Run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
- Be in charge of
- Preside over
- Move ahead (of others) in time or space
- Pass or spend
- Be conducive to
- Be the first
- Be ahead of others
- Take somebody somewhere
- Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
- Cause to undertake a certain action
- Be at the top
- Go in advance of others
- Travel in front of
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Lead \Lead\ (l[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Leading.]
To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
(Print.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
Lead \Lead\ (l[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Led (l[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Leading.] [OE. leden, AS. l[=ae]dan (akin to OS. l[=e]dian, D. leiden, G. leiten, Icel. le[imac][eth]a, Sw. leda, Dan. lede), properly a causative fr. AS. li[eth]an to go; akin to OHG. l[imac]dan, Icel. l[imac][eth]a, Goth. lei[thorn]an (in comp.). Cf. Lode, Loath.]
To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact or connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
If a blind man lead a blind man, both fall down in the ditch.
--Wyclif (Matt. xv. 14.)
They thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill.
--Luke iv. 29.
In thy right hand lead with thee The mountain nymph, sweet Liberty.
To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil. The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way. --Ex. xiii. 2
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
This thought might lead me through the world's vain mask. Content, though blind, had I no better guide.
To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
Christ took not upon him flesh and blood that he might conquer and rule nations, lead armies, or possess places.
To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
As Hesperus, that leads the sun his way.
And lo ! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
He was driven by the necessities of the times, more than led by his own disposition, to any rigor of actions.
Silly women, laden with sins, led away by divers lusts.
--2 Tim. iii. 6 (Rev. Ver.).
To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life.
--1 Tim. ii. 2.
Nor thou with shadowed hint confuse A life that leads melodious days.
You remember . . . the life he used to lead his wife and daughter.
(Cards & Dominoes) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
To lead astray, to guide in a wrong way, or into error; to seduce from truth or rectitude.
To lead captive, to carry or bring into captivity.
To lead the way, to show the way by going in front; to act as guide.
Leading \Lead"ing\, a. Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example. -- Lead"ing*ly, adv.
Leading case (Law), a reported decision which has come to
be regarded as settling the law of the question involved.
Leading motive [a translation of G. leitmotif] (Mus.), a guiding theme; in the musical drama of Wagner, a marked melodic phrase or short passage which always accompanies the reappearance of a certain person, situation, abstract idea, or allusion in the course of the play; a sort of musical label. Also called leitmotif or leitmotiv.
Leading note (Mus.), the seventh note or tone in the ascending major scale; the sensible note.
Leading question, a question so framed as to guide the person questioned in making his reply.
Leading strings, strings by which children are supported when beginning to walk.
To be in leading strings, to be in a state of infancy or dependence, or under the guidance of others.
Leading wheel, a wheel situated before the driving wheels of a locomotive engine.
Leading \Lead"ing\, n.
The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.
Suggestion; hint; example. [Archaic]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"lead work; lead covering or frame of lead," mid-15c., from lead (n.1).
mid-13c., "a bringing by force," from present participle of lead (v.1). Meaning "direction, guidance" is from late 14c. As an adjective, "directing, guiding."
1 Providing guidance or direction. 2 Ranking first. 3 Occurring in advance; preceding. n. An act by which one is lead or guided v
(present participle of lead English) Etymology 2
n. (context typography English) Vertical space added between lines; line spacing
adj. 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" [syn: leading(p), prima(p), star(p), starring(p), stellar(a)]
going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology" [ant: following]
having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race" [syn: ahead(p), in the lead]
purposefully formulated to elicit a desired response; "a leading question"
In typography, leading refers to the distance between the baselines of successive lines of type. The term originated in the days of hand- typesetting, when thin strips of lead were inserted into the forms to increase the vertical distance between lines of type. The term is still used in modern page layout software such as QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign.
In consumer-oriented word processing software, this concept is usually referred to as "line spacing" or "interline spacing."
Leading is the amount of added vertical spacing between lines of type.
Leading may also refer to:
- Leading actor, the actor who plays the role of the protagonist in a film or play
- Leading Comics, a comic book published by what is now DC Comics during the 1940s and early 1950s
- Leading question, a question that suggests the answer or contains the information for which the examiner is searching in common law systems
- Leading-tone, a note resolves to a note one semitone higher or lower in music theory
- Voice leading, a decision-making consideration when arranging voices in musical composition
Usage examples of "leading".
Then someone was helping her, telling her in some strange accent to bring him in here, hands guiding her shoulders, leading her into a tent with a soft glow of lamplight.
They walked through the tunnels, Azareel leading and Acies in the back.
I must now make my readers acquainted with the sort of life we were at that time leading in Corfu.
But when the atoms come under the influence of the higher-level morphogenetic field of a molecule, these probabilities are modified in such a way that the probability of events leading toward the actualization of the final form are enhanced, while the probability of other events is diminished.
With a loss of some two hundred men the leading regiments succeeded in reaching Colenso, and the West Surrey, advancing by rushes of fifty yards at a time, had established itself in the station, but a catastrophe had occurred at an earlier hour to the artillery which was supporting it which rendered all further advance impossible.
Convinced I could see nothing, she led me down the alley, leading me like an aerialist beckoning on the high wire.
She found a patha well-worn path leading from the riverand followed it just out of sight, afoot, leaving Hellsbane tethered in a safe place hidden by the underbrush.
The fairing for the towed array extended longitudinally aft from the leading edge of the sail to the stern.
Keebes pushed through the door leading aft into a room the full forty-two-foot width of the submarine.
Without stopping to shut the hatch Sai climbed through and ran along the tight tunnel leading to the aft compartment, and felt the deck tilt as the ship turned at high speed.
Americans thought NOW and other leading feminist organizations were selling out, for one and only one reason: Bill Clinton supported their agenda, especially their agenda on abortion.
If it were a case of agnosia, the patient would now be seeing what he had always seen, that is to say, there would have been no diminution of his visual powers, his brain would simply have been incapable of recognising a chair wherever there happened to be a chair, in other words, he would continue to react correctly to the luminous stimuli leading to the optic nerve, but, to use simple terms within the grasp of the layman, he would have lost the capacity to know what he knew and, moreover, to express it.
He does four-fifths of the agricultural labor of the South and thereby adds four-fifths to the wealth of the South derived from agriculture, the leading Southern industry.
The senior Aikido sensei was said to be a most remarkable man, possessed of ki and the leading figure of his discipline but his pupil Sato, though promising, was not of that caliber.
Mark leading the way, they rounded still another corner, brushing past nurses and candy stripers, meditative interns and the aimlessly ambling, dull-eyed relatives of the ailing.