[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
an important or influential person:
a leading light of the community.
an important or outstanding person, esp in an organization or cause
(nautical) a less common term for range light
An important or influential individual, as in Jim was a leading light in his community. This expression, alluding to moral guidance, dates from about 1870, but terms such as a shining light have been used for an outstanding person since the first half of the 1500s.
[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/ noun 1. an actor who plays the principal male role in a motion picture or play. /ˈliːdɪŋ/ noun 1. a man who plays the main part in a film, play, etc
[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/ noun, Navigation. 1. either of two conspicuous objects regarded as points on a line (leading line) upon which a vessel can sail a safe course.
[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/ noun 1. a question so worded as to suggest the proper or desired answer. /ˈliːdɪŋ/ noun 1. a question phrased in a manner that tends to suggest the desired answer, such as What do you think of the horrible effects of pollution? An unfair question that is designed to guide the respondent: […]
- Leading reins
/ˈliːdɪŋ/ plural noun 1. straps or a harness and strap used to assist and control a child who is learning to walk 2. excessive guidance or restraint