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Hypernyms for lead

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Definitions for lead

  • verb - cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
  • verb - preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
  • noun - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
  • 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"
  • verb - lead
  • verb - move ahead (of others) in time or space
  • verb - travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
  • 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 - be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
  • verb - be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
  • verb - have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  • verb - tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
  • verb - stretch out over a distance
  • verb - lead
  • verb - cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
  • verb - be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"
  • noun - a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
  • noun - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  • noun - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  • noun - restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  • noun - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
  • noun - an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
  • noun - evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
  • noun - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
  • noun - a news story of major importance
  • noun - an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
  • noun - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
  • noun - an actor who plays a principal role
  • noun - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
  • 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 - 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"
  • Pronounciation of lead

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    Synonyms for lead

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    Antonyms for lead


    Holonyms for lead

    No holonyms found for lead.

    Hyponyms for lead

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    Meronyms for lead

    No meronyms found for lead.

    Sounds like lead

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