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