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 being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (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: produce 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