LE'ADING, ppr.1. Guiding; conducting; preceding; drawing; alluring; passing life.2. a. Chief; principal; capital; most influential; as a leading motive; a leading man in a party.3. showing the way by going first.He left his mother a countess by patent, which was a new leading example.
LE'ADING, n. Guidance; the act of conducting; direction.