Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun leading

2 senses of leading

Sense 1
lead, leading -- (thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing)
       => strip, slip -- (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

Sense 2
leadership, leading -- (the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lead

14 senses of lead

Sense 1
lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

Sense 2
leave, result, lead -- (have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")
       => produce, bring about, give rise -- (cause to happen, occur or exist; "This procedure produces a curious effect"; "The new law gave rise to many complaints"; "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor"; "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system")

Sense 3
lead -- (tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests")
       => leave, result, lead -- (have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")

Sense 4
lead, head -- (travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John")
       => precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)

Sense 5
lead -- (cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks")
       => induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make -- (cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner; "The ads induced me to buy a VCR"; "My children finally got me to buy a computer"; "My wife made me buy a new sofa")

Sense 6
run, go, pass, lead, extend -- (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")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 7
head, lead -- (be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?")
       => direct -- (be in charge of)

Sense 8
lead, top -- (be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year")

Sense 9
contribute, lead, conduce -- (be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing")
       => promote, advance, boost, further, encourage -- (contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom")

Sense 10
conduct, lead, direct -- (lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years")
       => perform, execute, do -- (carry out or perform an action; "John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters"; "the skater executed a triple pirouette"; "she did a little dance")

Sense 11
go, lead -- (lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South")
       => be -- (occupy a certain position or area; be somewhere; "Where is my umbrella?" "The toolshed is in the back"; "What is behind this behavior?")

Sense 12
precede, lead -- (move ahead (of others) in time or space)
       => travel, go, move, locomote -- (change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast")

Sense 13
run, lead -- (cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet")
       => pass, make pass -- (cause to pass; "She passed around the plates")

Sense 14
moderate, chair, lead -- (preside over; "John moderated the discussion")
       => hash out, discuss, talk over -- (speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion; "We discussed our household budget")

Antonyms of adj leading

4 senses of leading

Sense 1
leading (predicate), prima (predicate), star (predicate), starring (predicate), stellar (prenominal) -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA major) -> minor -- (of lesser importance or stature or rank; "a minor poet"; "had a minor part in the play"; "a minor official"; "many of these hardy adventurers were minor noblemen"; "minor back roads")

Sense 2
leading (prenominal), preeminent -- (greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist")

INDIRECT (VIA superior) -> inferior -- (of or characteristic of low rank or importance)

Sense 3
leading (vs. following) -- (going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology")

following (vs. leading) -- (going or proceeding or coming after in the same direction; "the crowd of following cars made the occasion seem like a parade"; "tried to outrun the following footsteps")
        => pursuing -- (following in order to overtake or capture or as accompaniment to such pursuit; "the fox fled from the pursuing hounds"; "listened for the hounds' pursuing bark")

Sense 4
ahead (predicate), in the lead, leading -- (having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race")

INDIRECT (VIA up) -> down -- (being or moving lower in position or less in some value; "lay face down"; "the moon is down"; "our team is down by a run"; "down by a pawn"; "the stock market is down today")

Similarity of adj leading

4 senses of leading

Sense 1
leading (predicate), prima (predicate), star (predicate), starring (predicate), stellar (prenominal) -- (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")
       => major (vs. minor) -- (of greater importance or stature or rank; "a major artist"; "a major role"; "major highways")

Sense 2
leading (prenominal), preeminent -- (greatest in importance or degree or significance or achievement; "our greatest statesmen"; "the country's leading poet"; "a preeminent archeologist")
       => superior (vs. inferior) -- (of or characteristic of high rank or importance; "a superior ruler")

Sense 3
leading (vs. following) -- (going or proceeding or going in advance; showing the way; "we rode in the leading car"; "the leading edge of technology")
       => directing, directional, directive, guiding -- (showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress")
       => guiding -- (exerting control or influence; "a guiding principle")

Sense 4
ahead (predicate), in the lead, leading -- (having the leading position or higher score in a contest; "he is ahead by a pawn"; "the leading team in the pennant race")
       => up (vs. down) -- (being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level; "the anchor is up"; "the sun is up"; "he lay face up"; "he is up by a pawn"; "the market is up"; "the corn is up")

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