Thesaurus for lead
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- lead, take, direct, conduct, guide, leave, result, head, run, go, pass, extend, top, contribute, conduce, precede, moderate, chair, advance, be, boost, bring about, cause, discuss, do, encourage, execute, further, get, give rise, hash out, have, induce, locomote, make, make pass, move, perform, produce, promote, spend, stimulate, talk over, travel
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Pronunciation of lead: L EH1 D (lid)
Number of syllables of lead: 1
Pronunciation Video of lead
Definition of lead
- (n): the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
- (n): a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead''); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn''t follow our lead"
- (n): a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
- (n): mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
- (n): thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
- (n): restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
- (n): the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
- (n): an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
- (n): evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
- (n): the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
- (n): a news story of major importance
- (n): an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
- (n): (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
- (n): an actor who plays a principal role
- (n): the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
- (n): a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
- (v): cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
- (v): preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
- (v): lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- (v): move ahead (of others) in time or space
- (v): travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
- (v): take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
- (v): be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
- (v): be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
- (v): result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
- (v): tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
- (v): stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn''t go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts ex
- (v): lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
- (v): cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
- (v): be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
- (v): pass or spend; "lead a good life"
Examples of lead
- Charles fronted the group as the lead singer and multi instrumentalist.
- Monks carrying candles interrupt the orgy and lead the group in prayer.
- Arrows near the top of the frame lead you backward to the preceding state.
- He became the first member of the 49ers to lead the NFC in rushing yards.
- The lead men in the group firing intentionaly at the face of the passenger.
- It could at least do with an intelligible definition at the top of the Lead.
- Newport quickly retook the lead in the top of the seventh.
- In the top of the inning, Venezuela rallied to take the lead.
- Kirby is the cocky member of the trio and the lead dog on the sled team.
- The details of the murder lead to a group of overt anti terrorists.