leading article

[ lee-ding ]
/ ˈli dɪŋ /
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noun Journalism.

Also called leader. the most important or prominent news story in a newspaper.
British. leader(def 5b).

Nearby words

  1. leadership,
  2. leadfoot,
  3. leadfooted,
  4. leading,
  5. leading aircraftman,
  6. leading block,
  7. leading coefficient,
  8. leading dog,
  9. leading edge,
  10. leading indicators

Origin of leading article

First recorded in 1800–10

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Examples from the Web for leading article

  • Do the leading-article writers of the Times rather care for the effect which is produced by their anonymity?

  • Well, Dr. Shrapnel is another, who writes in his own style, not the leading-article style or modern pulpit stuff.



British Dictionary definitions for leading article

leading article

/ (ˈliːdɪŋ) /

noun journalism

another term for leader (def. 6)
mainly US the article given most prominence in a magazine or newspaper
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