Pronunciation: (lē'ding), [key]
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.
the act of a person or thing that leads.
Pronunciation: (led'ing), [key]
1. a covering or framing of lead: the leading of a stained-glass window.
2. Print.lead2 (def. 7).
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