lead

All Verb Noun Adjective
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  • The title track was released as the lead single from the album.
  • They took an early seven-point lead and led for the rest of the game.
  • Yet he failed to gain a position that he thought would lead him to success.
  • The true point of the Church is to help people lead Christian lives.
  • Down started off the better, getting an early five-point lead.
  • Growing competition between the more numerous people also leads to further division of labour.
  • When this had been done (and only then) she let them lead her away.
  • He converted his own try to take a four-point lead.
  • They made a field goal thereafter to take a three-point lead.
  • Henry V led his troops into battle and participated in hand-to-hand fighting.
  • Both series are sometimes named for their lead characters.
  • No matter what starting problem is selected, it leads immediately to another.
  • It is thought that his pure virtue would lead others to follow his example.
  • These changes led to the increased power in the artillery weapons of the time.
  • This led to the familiar set-up that was maintained in the following series.
  • Today it is a leading country in the fashion industry.
  • Whether or not this led to complete electrical failure will never be known.
  • Cork then got two more points to get a three point lead.
  • Cork then got two more points to get a three-point lead.
  • This led to French becoming the language of higher education and the intellectual class.
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Meaning of lead

  • noun An advantage held by a competitor in a race
    he took the lead at the last turn
  • 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
  • noun Evidence pointing to a possible solution
    the police are following a promising lead, the trail led straight to the perpetrator
  • noun A position of leadership (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
  • 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)
  • noun The introductory section of a story
    it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter
  • noun (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
  • noun (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
    he took a long lead off first
  • noun A news story of major importance
  • noun Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • noun Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  • noun The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
    the lead was in the dummy
  • verb Take somebody somewhere
    We lead him to our chief, can you take me to the main entrance?, He conducted us to the palace
  • verb Tend to or result in
    This remark lead to further arguments among the guests
  • verb Travel in front of; go in advance of others
    The procession was headed by John
  • verb Cause to undertake a certain action
    Her greed led her to forge the checks
  • verb Be ahead of others; be the first
    she topped her class every year