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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)

Hypernym(s): angle

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

Hypernym(s): score

Antonym(s): deficit

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

Synonym(s): lead_story

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

Synonym(s): spark_advance

Hypernym(s): timing

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

Synonym(s): leading

Hypernym(s): strip, slip

15. lead - noun

· mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

Synonym(s): pencil_lead

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"

Synonym(s): head

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

Hypernym(s): be

24. lead - verb

· be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"

Synonym(s): head

Hypernym(s): direct

25. lead - verb

· be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"

Synonym(s): top

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"

Synonym(s): go

Hypernym(s): be

29. lead - verb

· move ahead (of others) in time or space

Synonym(s): precede

Hypernym(s): travel, go, move, locomote

30. lead - verb

· cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"

Synonym(s): run

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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