Definition of Leading man

1. Noun. Actor who plays the leading male role.

Generic synonyms: Actor, Histrion, Player, Role Player, Thespian

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leading Man

leading astray
leading axle
leading diagonal
leading diagonals
leading edge
leading indicator
leading indicators
leading lady
leading lamella
leading light
leading lights
leading man (current term)
leading off
leading question
leading questions
leading rein
leading seaman
leading seamen
leading strand
leading tone
leading tones
leading truck
leading wheel

Literary usage of Leading man

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Art of Playwriting: Being a Practical Treatise on the Elements of by Alfred Hennequin (1890)
"The leading man. — In star plays the leading man plays the male role next in ... If the star is a lady, the leading man, in about ninety-nine cases out of a ..."

2. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the (1898)
"Mr. Keene rose rapidly in his profession, and in 1865 he became leading "man with Kate Fisher. He traveled with her through Canada, and then filled a ..."

3. Justin, Cornelius Nepos, and Eutropius: Literally Translated, with Notes and by Marcus Junianus Justinus, Cornelius Nepos, Eutropius (1853)
"... and that by such conduct, he occasioned that, with whatever people he was, he was regarded as a leading man, and held in the utmost esteem. ..."

4. Heaven and Its Wonders and Hell, from Things Heard and Seen by Emanuel Swedenborg (1919)
"For so far is the Lord from leading man into hell that it is He who delivers man from hell, and this He does so far as man does not will and love to be in ..."

5. Fifty Years of an Actors̓ Life by John Coleman (1904)
"Chester Races and Romeo's Wig—I begin with Mercutio and, after my Death, come to Life again as Romeo—Return to Liverpool—My First Engagement as leading man ..."

6. Bohemian Paris of To-day by William Chambers Morrow, Édouard Cucuel (1899)
"One of the actors is a great swell,—M. Fontaine, leading man at the Theatre du Montparnasse, opposite. His salary is a hundred francs a week ; this makes ..."

7. The History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations by Thomas Williams Bicknell (1920)
"After reciting the leading events of his life, he closes, "Governor Arnold was a leading man of the times in which he lived and occupied a conspicuous place ..."

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