Meaning of leading

lead•ing

Pronunciation: (lē'ding), [key]
— adj.
  1. chief; principal; most important; foremost: a leading toy manufacturer.
  2. coming in advance of others; first: We rode in the leading car.
  3. directing, guiding.
—n.
  1. the act of a person or thing that leads.

lead•ing

Pronunciation: (led'ing), [key]
— n.
  1. a covering or framing of lead: the leading of a stained-glass window.
  2. lead (def. 7).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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