led led  /ˈlɛd/

Definition(s):

  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
  32. (n) diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. After 911, I was a witness and therefore a party to the actions that led us to the invasion of Iraq--an unnecessary war.
  2. Before February 5th, Clinton Led New York By 28 Points.
  3. Saudi led OPEC price hikes that roiled world markets.

News

  1. Sheriff: Man Led Officers On 32-Mile Chase

    An Eden man led law enforcement on a 32-mile chase after they say he kidnapped his girlfriend.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: WFMY News 2 Greensboro

  2. Led by 70% Growth in Department Store Membership -- Retail Flexes Its Loyalty Marketing Muscles, 2013 COLLOQUY Loyalty ...

    Beware frequent flyer programs and credit card rewards because U.S. retailers – led by department, drug and specialty stores – have captured the spotlight in the 2013 COLLOQUY Loya
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. LED High Bay Light operates in hazardous areas.

    Rated at 240 W, Model HAL-HB-240W-LED comes close to replicating 1,000 W metal halide illumination. Unit is available with 19, 25, 40, or 125° optic configuration, and is designed for Class 1 Division 2 areas where dusts or vapors are expected only under unusual situations. Operating on 90–277 Vac, 50/60 Hz, standard 19,000 lumen configuration is available in 6,500, 4,300, and 3,500 k ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: ThomasNet

Quotes

  1. "This is a choice between the policies that led us into the mess or the policies that are leading us out of the mess," Obama said at a rally for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. "It's a choice between falling backward and moving forward."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: The Associated Press

  2. "Obviously, we hope that it's possible to stop Iran's programs by this US-led effort to put maximum pressure" on the Iranians, especially their main energy sector, Netanyahu said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Benjamin Netanyahu Source: TIME

  3. Boxer said she's voting no because Bernanke "played a lead role in crafting the Bush administration's economic policies, which led to the current economic crisis."
    on Jan 22, 2010 By: Barbara Boxer Source: CNN

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