Definition of lead article in US English:

lead article

noun

  • The principal article in a newspaper or magazine.

    • ‘Don't believe it for a moment - read Maria's lead article for the details of why you shouldn't, and what sorts of measures would actually make a difference.’
    • ‘Your May 17 cover did not have much to do with the lead article or the magazine itself.’
    • ‘The lead article had to be among the best I've ever seen.’
    • ‘She features in the lead article titled ‘The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking‘.’
    • ‘This appeared in the third paragraph of Time's lead article during an era when the magazine was not only widely read, but at the peak of its influence.’
    • ‘When Freeman went around to the state hospitals in little rural areas, the local newspaper would make his visit the lead article.’
    • ‘You know that a university is doing pretty well when the lead article in the latest issue of the school paper begins with following paragraph.’
    • ‘The lead article in that issue compared the attacks to that of the 1941 attack of Pearl Harbor, stating, ‘This week has changed America, and with it the world, once again’.’
    • ‘Our lead article this April consists of the first published English translation of part of the ‘missing’ Schumpeter materials.’
    • ‘Still in the modern urban household there is a great deal to be managed, and more to be negotiated between marriage partners, as the lead article in this issue makes clear.’
    • ‘The May 22 issue has an interesting lead article which forecasts trends in the 21st century.’
    • ‘The newspaper ran the lead article with the stark title, ‘Med Schools: Four That Flunk.’’
    • ‘It was the consensus of the Board that one article on the topic could be highlighted as the lead article as a means of fulfilling the Committee's recommendation.’
    • ‘You take a break from flipping through the airline magazine's lead article about ‘Exciting Nebraska’ as a business destination.’
    • ‘Stories are rife about how some newspapers charge a fee to put in a plug in the form of a lead article in the editorial page of a newspaper.’
    • ‘It's the equivalent of a Mafia don writing the lead article in some law enforcement journal.’
    • ‘His column began in the March 1994 issue and has appeared in every issue since then with the exception of the October 1994 and September 1995 issues, when he contributed the lead article instead.’
    • ‘The lead article outlines a supposed rift between Great Britain and the US when hardly one exists.’
    • ‘Today we're taking the unusual step of reprinting (with permission) an article from another source as our lead article.’
    • ‘I claim no exception to the rule, but the lead article in the summer 2004 Loyola College in Maryland magazine did attract my special attention.’

Pronunciation

lead article

/ˌlēd ˈärdək(ə)l/