Meaning of lead story in English:

lead story

nounplural noun lead stories

  • The item of news given the greatest prominence in a newspaper, magazine, or news broadcast.

    ‘the election is the lead story on the front page of The New York Times’
    • ‘The row of news summaries at the bottom further reduces the space available to create striking lead stories.’
    • ‘The issue of campaign finance will be our lead story on tomorrow's edition.’
    • ‘Today our lead story is FEMA's top priority: housing.’
    • ‘Read the lead story in our money section and discover an inventive way to get the down payment you need.’
    • ‘The lead story in last week's edition detailed how the adjudicators of the contest had turned down the bid for the newspaper to participate in the contest.’