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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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