lead lead  /ˈlɛd/


  1. (n) an advantage held by a competitor in a race
  2. (n) a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
  3. (n) evidence pointing to a possible solution
  4. (n) a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
  5. (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)
  6. (n) the introductory section of a story
  7. (n) (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
  8. (n) an actor who plays a principal role
  9. (n) (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
  10. (n) an indication of potential opportunity
  11. (n) a news story of major importance
  12. (n) the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
  13. (n) restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  14. (n) thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  15. (n) mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  16. (n) a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  17. (n) the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
  18. (v) take somebody somewhere
  19. (v) have as a result or residue
  20. (v) tend to or result in
  21. (v) travel in front of; go in advance of others
  22. (v) cause to undertake a certain action
  23. (v) stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  24. (v) be in charge of
  25. (v) be ahead of others; be the first
  26. (v) be conducive to
  27. (v) lead, as in the performance of a composition
  28. (v) lead, extend, or afford access
  29. (v) move ahead (of others) in time or space
  30. (v) cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  31. (v) preside over

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  1. Environmentalists want to get the lead out of bullets.
  2. He also found that traditional lead testing was misleading.
  3. True or false: lead-free gasoline is the best thing to come down the freeway since the V-8 engine.


  1. Lead Levels High In Lincoln Neighborhood

    A former lead recycling company may have left behind higher-than-normal lead levels in residential yards in a Lincoln neighborhood.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WOWT Omaha

  2. More lead tests sought in Lincoln neighborhood

    A former lead recycling company may have left behind higher-than-normal lead levels in residential yards in a Lincoln neighborhood.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  3. Lead Instrument & Controls Engineer

    Lead I&C Engineer - Denver, Colorado Our Client Is a fully integrated engineering, construction, and technical services organization with the capabilities to support every stage of the project life cycle from inception through start-up and operation to decommissioning and closure.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Rigzone

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  1. "We have deep and pressing problems," Cameron said following his arrival at the prime minister's Downing Street residence 90 minutes after Gordon Brown's departure last night. "For those reasons, I aim to lead a proper and full coalition....
    on May 12, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "I think those statements are wildly inaccurate, and there's no excuse for them," McCain said on ABC's "This Week." "The fact is that I think that Mr. Steele is going to have to assess as to whether he can still lead the Republican Party as...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: John McCain Source: FOXNews

  3. "We expect proximity talks to lead to direct talks," Obama told reporters after an 80-minute session with Netanyahu.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters Africa

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