- lead as a noun:
- 17 as a verb:
An advantage held by a competitor in a race.
Dutch: koppositie, leiding
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.
Dutch: ik zoek een baan, lood
Polish: ołów, Pb
Evidence pointing to a possible solution:
— The police are following a promising lead.
A position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead').
The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile).
The introductory section of a story:
— It was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter.
Polish: główka artykułu, lead, lid
sports The score by which a team or individual is winning.
baseball The position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base.
An indication of potential opportunity:
— A good lead for a job.
A news story of major importance.
synonym: lead story.
The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine.
synonym: spark advance.
Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal.
Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
Dutch: blij, dieplood, interlinie, stift
Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.
synonym: pencil lead.
A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire:
— It was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads.
The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge.
Take somebody somewhere:
— We lead him to our chief.
Dutch: leiden, voeren
Tend to or result in.
Travel in front of; go in advance of others.
Cause to undertake a certain action.
Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point.
Be in charge of.
Dutch: aanvoeren, leiden
Be ahead of others; be the first.
Dutch: aanvoeren, leiden, vooroplopen
Be conducive to:
— The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing.
Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
Dutch: voorlopen, vooroplopen
Lead, extend, or afford access.
Dutch: leiden, lopen, uitgeven, uitkomen, voeren
Move ahead (of others) in time or space.
Dutch: voorgaan, voorlopen
Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
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