lead  

  • 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.  

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