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leading article

[lee-ding] /ˈli dɪŋ/
noun, Journalism.
Also called leader. the most important or prominent news story in a newspaper.
British. leader (def 5b).
Origin of leading article
First recorded in 1800-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Butter and cheese will then become a leading article in our commerce.

    Old Mackinaw W. P. Strickland.
  • He was not in the least troubled by the vagueness of the leading article.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • Would the story of it be the leading article in to-morrow's Mercury?

    The Octopus Frank Norris
  • The leading article, I must admit, was brilliant—not to say severe.

  • The Morning Post expressed its displeasure in a leading article.

    Lord Randolph Churchill Winston Spencer Churchill
  • Lucy glanced at the leading article, and gave a slight shrug.

  • How it met the eye in broad type at the head of every leading article!

  • Another rule was proposed in a leading article of the 'Field' on October 15, 1892.

    Yachting Vol. 1 Various.
  • He nodded without speaking, and went on with his leading article.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
  • Our feet were undoubtedly the leading article in that photograph.

    Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
British Dictionary definitions for leading article

leading article

noun (journalism)
another term for leader (sense 6)
(mainly US) the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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