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Lead 1

Definition: 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 2

Definition: An article made of lead or an alloy of lead

Lead 3

Definition: A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.

Lead 4

Definition: A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.

Lead 5

Definition: Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.

Lead 6

Definition: A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.

Lead 7

Definition: To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.

Lead 8

Definition: To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.

Lead 9

Definition: 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 10

Definition: 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 11

Definition: 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 12

Definition: 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 ages.

Lead 13

Definition: 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 14

Definition: To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.

Lead 15

Definition: 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 16

Definition: To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.

Lead 17

Definition: The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.

Lead 18

Definition: 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 19

Definition: An open way in an ice field.

Lead 20

Definition: A lode.

Lead 21

Definition: The course of a rope from end to end.

Lead 22

Definition: 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 23

Definition: the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.

Lead 24

Definition: The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.

lead 25

Definition: the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"

lead 26

Definition: 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 27

Definition: a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"

lead 28

Definition: mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

lead 29

Definition: thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

lead 30

Definition: restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

lead 31

Definition: the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

lead 32

Definition: an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"

lead 33

Definition: evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"

lead 34

Definition: the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"

lead 35

Definition: a news story of major importance

lead 36

Definition: an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"

lead 37

Definition: (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"

lead 38

Definition: an actor who plays a principal role

lead 39

Definition: 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 40

Definition: 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"

lead 41

Definition: cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"

lead 42

Definition: preside over; "John moderated the discussion"

lead 43

Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"

lead 44

Definition: move ahead (of others) in time or space

lead 45

Definition: travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"

lead 46

Definition: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"

lead 47

Definition: be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"

lead 48

Definition: be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"

lead 49

Definition: result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

lead 50

Definition: tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

lead 51

Definition: 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

lead 52

Definition: lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"

lead 53

Definition: cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

lead 54

Definition: be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"

lead 55

Definition: pass or spend; "lead a good life"


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