leading


leading
   The accumulation of lead in the bore of a firearm from the passage of lead shot or bullets. Also called metal fouling.

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  • Leading — Lead ing, a. Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example. {Lead ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] {Leading case} (Law), a reported decision which has come to be regarded as settling the law of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leading — I (guiding) adjective controlling, directing, implicational, implicative, implicatory, inferential, insinuating, insinuative, instructional, instructive, referential, regulating, steering, suggestive, supervising, supervisory associated concepts …   Law dictionary

  • Leading — Lead ing, n. 1. The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Suggestion; hint; example. [Archaic] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leading —   [engl.], Zeilenabstand …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Leading — Leads redirects here. For the city and metropolitan borough in West Yorkshire, England, see Leeds. For other uses, see Lead (disambiguation). Line leading and Line lead redirect here. For the water navigation concept, see Leading line. For other… …   Wikipedia

  • leading — strategy used by a firm to accelerate payments, normally in response to exchange rate expectations. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * leading lead‧ing [ˈliːdɪŋ] adjective [only before a noun] MARKETING best, most important, or most successful …   Financial and business terms

  • leading — leading1 leadingly, adv. /lee ding/, adj. 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. n. 4. the act of a person or thing that …   Universalium

  • leading — adjective Date: 1597 1. coming or ranking first ; foremost 2. exercising leadership 3. providing direction or guidance < a leading question > 4. given most prominent display < the leading story > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • leading — 1. adjective a) Providing guidance or direction. Avoiding leading questions if you really want the truth. b) Ranking first. He is a leading supplier of plumbing supplies in the county. 2. noun a) An act by which one is led or …   Wiktionary

  • Leading — Lead Lead (l[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leading}.] 1. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leading — 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;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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