Get Affordable VMs - excellent virtual server hosting

browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

leadingmore about leading


  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lead  \Lead\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  1.  To  cover,  fill,  or  affect  with  lead;  as  continuous  firing 
  leads  the  grooves  of  a  rifle. 
  2.  (Print.)  To  place  leads  between  the  lines  of  as  to  lead 
  a  page;  leaded  matter. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lead  \Lead\  (l[=e]d),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Led}  (l[e^]d);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Leading}.]  [OE.  leden,  AS  l[=ae]dan  (akin  to  OS 
  l[=e]dian,  D.  leiden,  G.  leiten,  Icel.  le[imac][eth]a,  Sw 
  leda,  Dan.  lede),  properly  a  causative  fr  AS  li[eth]an  to 
  go  akin  to  OHG.  l[imac]dan,  Icel.  l[imac][eth]a,  Goth. 
  lei[thorn]an  (in  comp.).  Cf  {Lode},  {Loath}.] 
  1.  To  guide  or  conduct  with  the  hand,  or  by  means  of  some 
  physical  contact  connection;  as  a  father  leads  a  child;  a 
  jockey  leads  a  horse  with  a  halter;  a  dog  leads  a  blind 
  If  a  blind  man  lead  a  blind  man,  both  fall  down  in 
  the  ditch.  --Wyclif 
  (Matt.  xv 
  They  thrust  him  out  of  the  city,  and  led  him  unto 
  the  brow  of  the  hill.  --Luke  iv  29. 
  In  thy  right  hand  lead  with  thee  The  mountain  nymph, 
  sweet  Liberty.  --Milton. 
  2.  To  guide  or  conduct  in  a  certain  course,  or  to  a  certain 
  place  or  end  by  making  the  way  known  to  show  the  way 
  esp.  by  going  with  or  going  in  advance  of  Hence 
  figuratively:  To  direct;  to  counsel;  to  instruct;  as  to 
  lead  a  traveler;  to  lead  a  pupil. 
  The  Lord  went  before  them  by  day  in  a  pillar  of  a 
  cloud,  to  lead  them  the  way  --Ex.  xiii. 
  He  leadeth  me  beside  the  still  waters.  --Ps.  xxiii. 
  This  thought  might  lead  me  through  the  world's  vain 
  mask.  Content,  though  blind,  had  I  no  better  guide. 
  3.  To  conduct  or  direct  with  authority;  to  have  direction  or 
  charge  of  as  to  lead  an  army,  an  exploring  party,  or  a 
  search;  to  lead  a  political  party. 
  Christ  took  not  upon  him  flesh  and  blood  that  he 
  might  conquer  and  rule  nations,  lead  armies,  or 
  possess  places.  --South. 
  4.  To  go  or  to  be  in  advance  of  to  precede;  hence  to  be 
  foremost  or  chief  among;  as  the  big  sloop  led  the  fleet 
  of  yachts;  the  Guards  led  the  attack;  Demosthenes  leads 
  the  orators  of  all  ages. 
  As  Hesperus,  that  leads  the  sun  his  way  --Fairfax. 
  And  lo  !  Ben  Adhem's  name  led  all  the  rest.  --Leigh 
  5.  To  draw  or  direct  by  influence,  whether  good  or  bad  to 
  prevail  on  to  induce;  to  entice;  to  allure;  as  to  lead 
  one  to  espouse  a  righteous  cause 
  He  was  driven  by  the  necessities  of  the  times,  more 
  than  led  by  his  own  disposition,  to  any  rigor  of 
  actions.  --Eikon 
  Silly  women,  laden  with  sins,led  away  by  divers 
  lusts.  --2  Tim.  iii. 
  6  (Rev.  Ver.). 
  6.  To  guide  or  conduct  one's  self  in  through  or  along  (a 
  certain  course);  hence  to  proceed  in  the  way  of  to 
  follow  the  path  or  course  of  to  pass;  to  spend.  Also  to 
  cause  one  to  proceed  or  follow  in  (a  certain  course). 
  That  we  may  lead  a  quiet  and  peaceable  life.  --1 
  Tim.  ii  2. 
  Nor  thou  with  shadowed  hint  confuse  A  life  that 
  leads  melodious  days.  --Tennyson. 
  You  remember  .  .  .  the  life  he  used  to  lead  his  wife 
  and  daughter.  --Dickens. 
  7.  (Cards  &  Dominoes)  To  begin  a  game,  round,  or  trick,  with 
  as  to  lead  trumps;  the  double  five  was  led. 
  {To  lead  astray},  to  guide  in  a  wrong  way  or  into  error;  to 
  seduce  from  truth  or  rectitude. 
  {To  lead  captive},  to  carry  or  bring  into  captivity. 
  {To  lead  the  way},  to  show  the  way  by  going  in  front;  to  act 
  as  guide.  --Goldsmith. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leading  \Lead"ing\,  a. 
  Guiding;  directing;  controlling;  foremost;  as  a  leading 
  motive;  a  leading  man;  a  leading  example.  --  {Lead"ing*ly}, 
  {Leading  case}  (Law),  a  reported  decision  which  has  come  to 
  be  regarded  as  settling  the  law  of  the  question  involved. 
  {Leading  motive}  [a  translation  of  G.  leitmotif]  (Mus.),  a 
  guiding  theme;  in  the  modern  music  drama  of  Wagner,  a 
  marked  melodic  phrase  or  short  passage  which  always 
  accompanies  the  reappearance  of  a  certain  person, 
  situation,  abstract  idea,  or  allusion  in  the  course  of  the 
  play;  a  sort  of  musical  label. 
  {Leading  note}  (Mus.),  the  seventh  note  or  tone  in  the 
  ascending  major  scale;  the  sensible  note. 
  {Leading  question},  a  question  so  framed  as  to  guide  the 
  person  questioned  in  making  his  reply. 
  {Leading  strings},  strings  by  which  children  are  supported 
  when  beginning  to  walk. 
  {To  be  in  leading  strings},  to  be  in  a  state  of  infancy  or 
  dependence,  or  under  the  guidance  of  others 
  {Leading  wheel},  a  wheel  situated  before  the  driving  wheels 
  of  a  locomotive  engine. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leading  \Lead"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  guiding,  directing,  governing,  or  enticing; 
  guidance.  --Shak. 
  2.  Suggestion;  hint;  example.  [Archaic]  --Bacon. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {leading(p)},  {prima(p)}, 
  {star(p)},  {starring(p)},  {stellar(a)}] 
  2:  greatest  in  importance  or  degree  or  significance  or 
  achievement;  "our  greatest  statesmen";  "the  country's 
  leading  poet";  "a  preeminent  archeologist"  [syn:  {greatest}, 
  {leading(a)},  {preeminent}] 
  3:  going  or  proceeding  or  going  in  advance;  showing  the  way 
  "we  rode  in  the  leading  car";  "the  leading  edge  of 
  technology"  [ant:  {following}] 
  4:  having  the  leading  position  or  higher  score  in  a  contest; 
  "he  is  ahead  by  a  pawn";  "the  leading  team  in  the  pennant 
  race"  [syn:  {ahead(p)},  {in  the  lead}] 
  5:  purposefully  formulated  to  elicit  a  desired  response;  "a 
  leading  question" 
  n  1:  a  thin  strip  of  metal  used  to  separate  lines  of  type  in 
  printing  [syn:  {lead}] 
  2:  the  activity  of  leading;  "his  leadership  inspired  the  team" 
  [syn:  {leadership}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    /ledding/  The  spacing  between  lines  of  {text}.  This  is 
  defined  when  a  {font}  is  designed  but  can  often  be  altered  in 
  order  to  change  the  appearance  of  the  text  or  for  special 
  effects.  It  is  measured  in  {points}  and  is  normally  120%  of 
  the  height  of  the  text. 
  See  also  {kerning},  {tracking}. 

more about leading