Scrabble?! LEAD


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Definitions of LEAD in various dictionaries:

    • 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.
    • Games.
    • 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.
    • Geology.
    • 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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