1. lead - noun
· an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
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"
3. lead - noun
· evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
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"
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"
7. lead - noun
· (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
8. lead - noun
· an actor who plays a principal role
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"
10. lead - noun
· an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
11. lead - noun
· a news story of major importance
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
14. lead - noun
· thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
15. lead - noun
· mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
16. lead - noun
· a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
17. lead - noun
· the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
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"
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"
20. lead - verb
· tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
21. lead - verb
· travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
22. lead - verb
· cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
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"
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"
27. lead - verb
· lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
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
30. lead - verb
· cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
31. lead - verb
· preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
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