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Lead (IPA: /ˈɫɛd/, /ˈɫid/)


Lead (n.)

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 11 .37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.

Lead (n.)

An article made of lead or an alloy of lead

Lead (n.)

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

Lead (n.)

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

Lead (n.)

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

Lead (n.)

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

Lead (v. t.)

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

Lead (v. t.)

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

Lead (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

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 (v. t.)

To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).

Lead (v. t.)

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

Lead (v. i.)

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 (v. t.)

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 (n.)

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

Lead (n.)

precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.

Lead (n.)

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 (n.)

An open way in an ice field.

Lead (n.)

A lode.

Lead (n.)

The course of a rope from end to end.

Lead (n.)

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 (n.)

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

Lead

Chemical element with atomic number 82

Lead

The pair of legs, left or right, that leads to a greater extent when a quadruped animal is cantering, galloping, or leaping

Lead

Connecting wire or pad within an electronic device; electrical connection consisting of a length of wire or metal pad (SMD) that comes from a device

Lead

Mineral (as opposed to the chemical element)

Lead

Rope used to lead an animal

Lead Synonyms

Jumper Lead, Booster Cable, Jumper Cable

Lead Synonyms

Lead Story

Lead Synonyms

Lead-in, Lede

Lead Synonyms

Leading

Lead Synonyms

Leash, Tether

Lead Synonyms

Pb, Atomic Number 82

Lead Synonyms

Pencil Lead

Lead Synonyms

Spark Advance

Lead Synonyms

Principal, Star

Lead Synonyms

Confidential Information, Hin, Steer, Wind, Tip

Lead Synonyms

Trail, Track

Lead Synonyms

Direct, Conduct

Lead Synonyms

Contribute, Conduce

Lead Synonyms

Go

Lead Synonyms

Head

Lead Synonyms

Head

Lead Synonyms

Result, Leave

Lead Synonyms

Chair, Moderate

Lead Synonyms

Precede

Lead Synonyms

Pass, Extend, Run, Go, Extend To, Run Along

Lead Synonyms

Run

Lead Synonyms

Guide, Take, Direct, Conduct

Lead Synonyms

Top

Lead (Last Name / Surname)

Lead is the #147,253 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 112 people had that surname.

Spanish Translation

Lead in Spanish is Dirigir

Tagalog Translation

Lead in Tagalog is Akayin

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to Charles Bishop Weyland] Alexa Woods: When I lead my team, I don't leave my team." - Alien vs. Predator (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [to Earl, who recently got laid off] Here's to the pencil pushers. May they all get lead poisoning." - Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A New Comedy from the lead guitarist of 'Spinal Tap'" - Waiting for Guffman

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A Tec-9 is my utensil, Fillin' niggas with so much lead they could use they dick for a pencil" - Big L (rapper)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" About ten years ago I declared that the Pill would not lead to promiscuity. Well, I was wrong." - Birth control


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