What is another word for leading?

Pronunciation: [lˈiːdɪŋ] (IPA)

The term "leading" can have many synonymic expressions, each of which carries a slightly different connotation. Some alternatives for "leading" may include "primary," "dominant," "pioneering," "foremost," and "preeminent." These terms signify a position of prominence, superiority, or significance. "Primary" suggests that something is the most important or fundamental in a group. "Dominant" implies a control or superiority over others. "Pioneering" indicates a trailblazing or innovative role. "Foremost" denotes a position of distinction above all others. "Preeminent" signifies exceptional quality and unsurpassed excellence. Each synonym for "leading" reveals a different aspect of its meaning and context, so they can be used interchangeably to add variety to one's writing.

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What are the hypernyms for Leading?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Leading?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
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What are the opposite words for leading?

The term "leading" denotes the act of guiding or directing someone or something. However, it is also important to know its antonyms, which include lagging, following, trailing, and pursuing. The opposite of leading is lagging, which means not being in synchronization with the rest or moving slower. Following is another antonym, which is the act of coming after someone or something. It is used in the context of being a follower or complying with something that is already established. Trailing is another antonym that signifies being behind or following someone or something, while pursuing is an act of chasing or going after something that is out of reach. Knowing antonyms for leading is essential to understand the various contexts in which the word can be used.

Usage examples for Leading

There is no power on earth like the power of a holy, consecrated life, because he who is leading such a life is already above the world, and belongs to a higher kingdom.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of St. John, Vol. I"
Marcus Dods
leading her to a fence he tied her to it and began again.
"My Lady of the Chimney Corner"
Alexander Irvine
What's all this leading up to, colonel?
"The Foreign Hand Tie"
Gordon Randall Garrett

Famous quotes with Leading

  • May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.
    Edward Abbey
  • When I was a graduate student, the leading spirits at Harvard were interested in the history of ideas.
    M. H. Abrams
  • When I was about 15... I made my first attempt as a leading lady, and was, of course, a complete failure.
    Maude Adams
  • When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see.
    Josef Albers
  • I've been nominated twice before as actor in a leading part. Now I'm nominated as actor in a supporting part. If I don't win, I'll just wait until I'm nominated for being in the theater during the show. Do they have one like that?
    Alan Alda

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