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Definition of Lead

What is the definition of LEAD?

Here is a list of definitions for lead.

  1. an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
  2. 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"
  3. evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
  4. 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"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"
  5. the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
  6. the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
  7. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
  8. an actor who plays a principal role
  9. (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
  10. an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  11. a news story of major importance
  12. the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
  13. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  14. thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  15. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  16. a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
  17. the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"

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What are the verbs of the LEAD?

  1. take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
  2. produce as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  3. tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
  4. travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
  5. cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
  6. 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 extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
  7. be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
  8. be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
  9. be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
  10. lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  11. lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
  12. move ahead (of others) in time or space
  13. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  14. preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

What are the synonyms of the word LEAD?

What is another word for LEAD?. Here is a list of synonyms for LEAD.

  1. LEAD - What dictionaries does LEAD exist in?
  2. PB - What dictionaries does PB exist in?
  3. atomic number 82
  4. TRACK - What dictionaries does TRACK exist in?
  5. TRAIL - What dictionaries does TRAIL exist in?
  6. LEAD-IN - What dictionaries does LEAD-IN exist in?
  7. LEDE - What dictionaries does LEDE exist in?
  8. STAR - What dictionaries does STAR exist in?
  9. PRINCIPAL - What dictionaries does PRINCIPAL exist in?
  10. TIP - What dictionaries does TIP exist in?
  11. STEER - What dictionaries does STEER exist in?
  12. confidential information
  13. WIND - What dictionaries does WIND exist in?
  14. HINT - What dictionaries does HINT exist in?
  15. lead story
  16. spark advance
  17. LEASH - What dictionaries does LEASH exist in?
  18. TETHER - What dictionaries does TETHER exist in?
  19. LEADING - What dictionaries does LEADING exist in?
  20. pencil lead
  21. jumper cable
  22. jumper lead
  23. booster cable
  24. TAKE - What dictionaries does TAKE exist in?
  25. DIRECT - What dictionaries does DIRECT exist in?
  26. CONDUCT - What dictionaries does CONDUCT exist in?
  27. GUIDE - What dictionaries does GUIDE exist in?
  28. LEAVE - What dictionaries does LEAVE exist in?
  29. RESULT - What dictionaries does RESULT exist in?
  30. HEAD - What dictionaries does HEAD exist in?
  31. RUN - What dictionaries does RUN exist in?
  32. GO - What dictionaries does GO exist in?
  33. PASS - What dictionaries does PASS exist in?
  34. EXTEND - What dictionaries does EXTEND exist in?
  35. TOP - What dictionaries does TOP exist in?
  36. CONTRIBUTE - What dictionaries does CONTRIBUTE exist in?
  37. CONDUCE - What dictionaries does CONDUCE exist in?
  38. PRECEDE - What dictionaries does PRECEDE exist in?
  39. MODERATE - What dictionaries does MODERATE exist in?
  40. CHAIR - What dictionaries does CHAIR exist in?

What words can be made with LEAD?

We only list the first 50 results for any words that can be made with LEAD.

  1. al
  2. ale
  3. ad
  4. ae
  5. lea
  6. led
  7. la
  8. lad
  9. lade
  10. de
  11. deal
  12. del
  13. da
  14. dal
  15. dale
  16. dae
  17. ea
  18. el
  19. eld
  20. ed

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