Scrabble word: LEAD
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- noun - an advantage held by a competitor in a race
- noun - a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element
- noun - evidence pointing to a possible solution
- noun - a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the 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
- noun - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
- noun - an actor who plays a principal role
- noun - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
- noun - an indication of potential opportunity
- noun - a news story of major importance
- noun - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
- noun - restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
- noun - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
- noun - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness
- noun - a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
- noun - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
- verb - take somebody somewhere
- verb - have as a result or residue
- verb - tend to or result in
- verb - travel in front of
- verb - cause to undertake a certain action
- verb - stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
- verb - be in charge of
- verb - be ahead of others
- verb - be conducive to
- verb - lead, as in the performance of a composition
- verb - lead, extend, or afford access
- verb - move ahead (of others) in time or space
- verb - cause something to pass or lead somewhere
- verb - preside over
- To show the way to by going in advance.
- To serve as a route for; take: The path led them to a cemetery.
- To be a channel or conduit for (water or electricity, for example).
- To guide the behavior or opinion of; induce: led us to believe otherwise.
- To direct the performance or activities of: lead an orchestra.
- To inspire the conduct of: led the nation in its crisis.
- To play a principal or guiding role in: lead a discussion; led the antiwar movement.
- To go or be at the head of: The queen led the procession.
- To be ahead of: led the runner-up by three strides.
- To be foremost in or among: led the field in nuclear research; led her teammates in free throws.
- To pass or go through; live: lead an independent life.
- To begin or open with, as in games: led an ace.
- To guide (a partner) in dancing.
- To aim in front of (a moving target).
- To be first; be ahead.
- To go first as a guide.
- To act as commander, director, or guide.
- To afford a passage, course, or route: a road that leads over the mountains; a door leading to the pantry.
- To tend toward a certain goal or result: a remark that led to further discussion; policies that led to disaster.
- To make the initial play, as in a game or contest.
- To begin a presentation or an account in a given way: The announcer led with the day’s top stories.
- To guide a dance partner.
- To start a dance step on a specified foot.
- To advance a few paces away from one’s base toward the next while the pitcher is in the delivery.
- To begin an attack in boxing with a specified hand or punch: led with a right to the body.
- The first or foremost position.
- One occupying such a position; a leader.
- The initiative: took the lead in setting the pace of the project.
- The margin by which one holds a position of advantage or superiority: held a lead of nine points at the half.
- Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue: followed a promising lead in the murder case.
- An indication of potential opportunity; a tip: a good lead for a job.
- Command; leadership: took over the lead of the company.
- An example; a precedent: followed his sister’s lead in running for office.
- The principal role in a dramatic production.
- The person playing such a role.
- The introductory portion of a news story.
- An important, usually prominently displayed news story.
- The first play.
- The prerogative or turn to make the first play: The lead passes to the player on the left.
- A card played first in a round.
- A position taken by a base runner away from one base in the direction of the next.
- A leash.
- A deposit of gold ore in an old riverbed.
- See lode (n.
- A conductor by which one circuit element is electrically connected to another.
- The direction in which a rope runs.
- The distance aimed in front of a moving target.
- To begin; start.
- To be the first batter in an inning.
- To keep in a state of expectation or hope; entice.
- To mislead; deceive.
- To result in by a series of steps: events leading up to the coup.
- To proceed toward (a main topic) with preliminary remarks.
- Pb A soft, malleable, ductile, bluish-white, dense metallic element, extracted chiefly from galena and used in containers and pipes for corrosives, solder and type metal, bullets, radiation shielding, paints, and antiknock compounds.
- A lead weight suspended by a line, used to make soundings.
- Bullets from or for firearms; shot: pumped the target full of lead.
- A thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type.
- Any of various, often graphitic compositions used as the writing substance in pencils.
- A thin stick of such material.
- To cover, line, weight, or fill with lead.
- To provide space between (lines of type) with leads.
- To secure (window glass) with leads.
- To start moving or move more rapidly.
- verb - to cover with lead (a heavy metallic element)
- verb - to show the way to by going in advance
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