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lead

 
Noun lead has 16 senses
  1. lead, Pb, atomic number 82 - 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"
    --1 is a kind of metallic element, metal
    --1 is a substance of galena; cerussite, white lead ore
    --1 has particulars: hard lead; hard lead, antimonial lead; pig lead
  2. lead - an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
    --2 is a kind of
    advantage, vantage
  3. lead, track, trail - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
    --3 is a kind of evidence, grounds
  4. lead - 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"
    --4 is a kind of
    leadership, leading
    Derived forms: verb lead15, verb lead10, verb lead7
  5. lead - the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
    --5 is a kind of
    angle
  6. lead, lead-in - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
    --6 is a kind of section, subdivision
    --6 is a part of news article, news story, newspaper article
  7. star, principal, lead - an actor who plays a principal role
    --7 is a kind of actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
    --7 has particulars:
     co-star; film star, movie star; idol, matinee idol; television star, TV star
  8. lead - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
    --8 is a kind of
    position, place
  9. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
    --9 is a kind of guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction
  10. lead, lead story - a news story of major importance
    --10 is a kind of news article, news story, newspaper article
  11. spark advance, lead - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
    --11 is a kind of timing
  12. leash, tether, lead - restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
    --12 is a kind of restraint, constraint
  13. lead, leading - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
    --13 is a kind of strip, slip
  14. lead, pencil lead - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
    --14 is a kind of graphite, black lead, plumbago
    --14 is a part of lead pencil
  15. jumper cable, jumper lead, lead - a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
    --15 is a kind of jumper; wire, conducting wire
    --15 has particulars: clip lead
  16. lead - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
    --16 is a kind of
    turn, play
    --16 is a part of card game, cards
Verb lead has 15 senses
  1. lead, take, direct, conduct, guide - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    The men lead the horses across the field
  2. leave, result, lead - result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
    --2 is one way to bring about
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. lead - tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
    --3 is one way to
    leave, result, lead
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. lead, head - travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
    --4 is one way to precede, lead
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  5. lead - cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
    --5 is one way to
    induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
    Derived form: noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    They lead him to write the letter
  6. run, go, pass, lead, extend - 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"
    --6 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  7. head, lead - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
    --7 is one way to direct
    Derived forms: noun lead4, noun leader1
    Sample sentence:
    They lead him to write the letter
  8. lead, top - be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s PP
    => Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s somebody
    => Something ----s somebody
    => Something ----s something
  9. contribute, lead, conduce - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
    --9 is one way to promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  10. conduct, lead, direct - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
    --10 is one way to perform, execute, do
    Derived form: noun lead4
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  11. lead - pass or spend; "lead a good life"
    --11 is one way to
    spend, pass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  12. go, lead - lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
    --12 is one way to be
    Sample sentence:
    Something is ----ing PP
  13. precede, lead - move ahead (of others) in time or space
    --13 is one way to travel, go, move, locomote
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  14. run, lead - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
    --14 is one way to pass, make pass
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  15. moderate, chair, lead - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
    --15 is one way to hash out, discuss, talk over
    Derived form: noun lead4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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