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Lead 1Definition: One of the
elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for
tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is It is easily fusible,
forms alloys with other
metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, Symbol
Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
Lead 2Definition: An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
Lead 3Definition: A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
Lead 4Definition: A thin strip of type metal, used to separate
lines of type in printing.
plates of lead used as a covering for
pl., a roof covered with lead
Lead 6Definition: A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in
Lead 7Definition: To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing
grooves of a rifle.
Lead 8Definition: To place
leads between the
lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
Lead 9Definition: To guide or conduct with the hand, or by
means of some physical contact connection; as, a father
leads a child; a jockey
leads a horse with a halter; a dog
leads a blind man.
Lead 10Definition: To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way,
esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence,
figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
Lead 11Definition: To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
Lead 12Definition: To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of
yachts; the Guards led the attack;
Demosthenes leads the
orators of all
Lead 13Definition: To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
Lead 14Definition: To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead
trumps; the double five was led.
Lead 15Definition: To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority,
etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; used in most of the
senses of lead, v. t.
Lead 16Definition: To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path
leads to the mill; gambling
leads to other
Lead 17Definition: The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
Lead 18Definition: The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.
Lead 19Definition: An open way in an ice field.
Lead 20Definition: A lode.
Lead 21Definition: The course of a rope from end to end.
Lead 22Definition: The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
Lead 23Definition: the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
Lead 24Definition: The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
lead 25Definition: the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
lead 26Definition: 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"
lead 27Definition: a jumper that
consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper
cables and clip
lead 28Definition: mixture of graphite with clay in different
degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
lead 29Definition: thin strip of metal used to separate
lines of type in printing
lead 30Definition: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
lead 31Definition: the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an
lead 32Definition: an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
lead 33Definition: evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
lead 34Definition: the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing
lead-in to a very serious matter"
lead 35Definition: a news story of major importance
lead 36Definition: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
lead 37Definition: (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
lead 38Definition: an actor who
plays a principal role
lead 39Definition: the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
lead 40Definition: a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but
tarnishes readily to dull gray; "the children were playing with lead
lead 41Definition: cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the
lead 42Definition: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
lead 43Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra;
Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
lead 44Definition: move ahead (of
others) in time or space
lead 45Definition: travel in front of; go in advance of
others; "The procession was headed by John"
lead 46Definition: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main
entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
lead 47Definition: be in charge of; "Who is heading this
lead 48Definition: be conducive to; "The use of
computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
lead 49Definition: result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
lead 50Definition: tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further
arguments among the
lead 51Definition: 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
lead 52Definition: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door
goes to the basement"; "The road
lead 53Definition: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
lead 54Definition: be ahead of
others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
lead 55Definition: pass or spend; "lead a good life"