Dictionary Results for lead|
1. lead - noun
· an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
Hypernym(s): advantage, vantage
2. lead - noun
· a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
Synonym(s): Pb, atomic_number_82
Hypernym(s): metallic_element, metal
3. lead - noun
· evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Synonym(s): track, trail
Hypernym(s): evidence, grounds
4. lead - noun
· a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (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"
Hypernym(s): leadership, leading
5. lead - noun
· 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. lead - noun
· the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
Synonym(s): lead-in, lede
Hypernym(s): section, subdivision
7. lead - noun
· (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
8. lead - noun
· an actor who plays a principal role
Synonym(s): star, principal
Hypernym(s): actor, histrion, player, thespian, role_player
9. lead - noun
· (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
Hypernym(s): position, place
10. lead - noun
· an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
Synonym(s): tip, steer, confidential_information, wind, hint
Hypernym(s): guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction
11. lead - noun
· a news story of major importance
Hypernym(s): news_article, news_story, newspaper_article
12. lead - noun
· the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
13. lead - noun
· restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Synonym(s): leash, tether
Hypernym(s): restraint, constraint
14. lead - noun
· thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
Hypernym(s): strip, slip
15. lead - noun
· mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
Hypernym(s): graphite, black_lead, plumbago
16. lead - noun
· a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
Synonym(s): jumper_cable, jumper_lead, booster_cable
Hypernym(s): jumper, wire, conducting_wire
17. lead - noun
· the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
Hypernym(s): turn, play
18. lead - verb
· take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Synonym(s): take, direct, conduct, guide
19. lead - verb
· produce as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
Synonym(s): leave, result
Hypernym(s): produce, bring_about, give_rise
20. lead - verb
· tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
Hypernym(s): leave, result, lead
21. lead - verb
· travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
Hypernym(s): precede, lead
22. lead - verb
· cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
Hypernym(s): induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
23. lead - verb
· 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 extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Synonym(s): run, go, pass, extend
24. lead - verb
· be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
25. lead - verb
· be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
26. lead - verb
· be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
Synonym(s): contribute, conduce
Hypernym(s): promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
27. lead - verb
· lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Synonym(s): conduct, direct
Hypernym(s): perform, execute, do
28. lead - verb
· lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
29. lead - verb
· move ahead (of others) in time or space
Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote
30. lead - verb
· cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
Hypernym(s): pass, make_pass
31. lead - verb
· preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
Synonym(s): moderate, chair
Hypernym(s): hash_out, discuss, talk_over
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