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Lead meaning

lead - 46 dictionary results

  1. 1. the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target ( correcting for the flight time of the missile)
  2. 2. cause to undertake a certain action; " Her greed led her to forge the checks"
  3. 3. lead, as in the performance of a composition; " conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  4. 4. travel in front of; go in advance of others; " The procession was headed by John"
  5. 5. be in charge of; " Who is heading this project?"
  6. 6. tend to or result in; " This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
  7. 7. lead, extend, or afford access; " This door goes to the basement"; " The road runs South"
  8. 8. cause something to pass or lead somewhere; " Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  9. 9. be ahead of others; be the first; " she topped her class every year"
  10. 10. 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.
  11. 11. An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
  12. 12. A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
  13. 13. A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
  14. 14. Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
  15. 15. A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
  16. 16. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
  17. 17. To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
  18. 18. 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.
  19. 19. 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.
  20. 20. 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.
  21. 21. 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.
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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).
  24. 24. To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
  25. 25. 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.
  26. 26. The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
  27. 27. 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.
  28. 28. 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.
  29. 29. An open way in an ice field.
  30. 30. A lode.
  31. 31. The course of a rope from end to end.
  32. 32. the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
  33. 33. The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
  34. 34. The announcement by one voice part of a theme to be repeated by the other parts.
  35. 35. A mark or a short passage in one voice part, as of a canon, serving as a cue for the entrance of others.
  36. 36. The excess above a right angle in the angle between two consecutive cranks, as of a compound engine, on the same shaft.
  37. 37. A conductor conveying electricity, as from a dynamo.
  38. 38. The angle between the line joining the brushes of a continuous- current dynamo and the diameter symmetrical between the poles.
  39. 39. The advance of the current phase in an alternating circuit beyond that of the electromotive force producing it.
  40. 40. 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.
  41. 41. A rle for a leading man or leading woman; also, one who plays such a rle.
  42. 42. A soft heavy metal.
  43. 43. Leaden, of, or like, lead.
  44. 44. Precedence; guidance.
  45. 45. To cover or fit with lead.
  46. 46. To go before, as a guide; conduct; precede.

lead - examples of usage

  1. Ruth took the lead, for she knew the country. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. It would lead her. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. You have lead us all to believe that you were going to marry him. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
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