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Definition of "lead":

noun: the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

"the lead was in the dummy"


noun: a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

"he takes the lead in any group"


noun: a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

"it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"


noun: mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil


noun: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing


noun: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal


noun: the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine


noun: an advantage held by a competitor in a race

"he took the lead at the last turn"


noun: evidence pointing to a possible solution

"the police are following a promising lead"


noun: the introductory section of a story

"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"


noun: a news story of major importance


noun: an indication of potential opportunity

"a good lead for a job"


noun: (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

"he took a long lead off first"


noun: an actor who plays a principal role


noun: (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning


noun: the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)


noun: a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

"the children were playing with lead soldiers"


verb: cause to undertake a certain action


verb: preside over


verb: lead, as in the performance of a composition


verb: move ahead (of others) in time or space


verb: travel in front of; go in advance of others


verb: take somebody somewhere

"We lead him to our chief"


verb: be in charge of


verb: be conducive to

"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"


verb: have as a result or residue


verb: tend to or result in

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"


verb: stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point


verb: lead, extend, or afford access


verb: cause something to pass or lead somewhere


verb: be ahead of others; be the first



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