Meaning of LEADING in English

LEADING

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

The ~ person or thing in a particular area is the one which is most important or successful.

...a ~ member of Bristol’s Sikh community...

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2.

The ~ role in a play or film is the main role. A ~ lady or man is an actor who plays this role.

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3.

The ~ group, vehicle, or person in a race or procession is the one that is at the front.

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