led, past participle; leads, 3rd person singular present; led, past tense; leading, present participle;
Cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc., while moving forward
she emerged leading a bay horse
Show (someone or something) the way to a destination by going in front of or beside them
she stood up and led her friend to the door
Be a reason or motive for (someone)
nothing that I have read about the case leads me to the conclusion that anything untoward happened
a fascination for art led him to start a collection of paintings
Be a route or means of access to a particular place or in a particular direction
a door leading to a better-lit corridor
Culminate in (a particular event)
closing the plant will lead to the loss of 300 jobs
Form a stage in a process that leads probably or inevitably to (a particular end)
his work on digestion led on to study of proteins and fats
Cause a liquid or easily moving matter to pass through (a channel)
Be in charge or command of
a military delegation was led by the Chief of Staff
Organize and direct
the conference included sessions led by people with personal knowledge of the area
Set (a process) in motion
they are waiting for an expansion of world trade to lead a recovery
Be the principal player of (a group of musicians)
since the forties he has led his own big bands
Assign the most important position to (a particular news item)
the news on the radio led with the murder
Be superior to (competitors or colleagues)
there will be specific areas or skills in which other nations lead the world
Have the first place in (a competition); be ahead of (competitors)
the veteran jockey was leading the field
Have the advantage in a race or game
Dallas was fortunate to lead 85-72
Have or experience (a particular way of life)
she's led a completely sheltered life
Initiate (action in a game or contest), in particular
(in card games) Play (the first card) in a trick or round of play
Make an attack with (a particular punch or fist)
Adam led with a left
(of a base runner) Advance one or more steps from the base one occupies while the pitcher has the ball
the runner leads from first
A heavy, bluish-gray, soft, ductile metal, the chemical element of atomic number 82. It has been used in roofing, plumbing, ammunition, storage batteries, radiation shields, etc., and its compounds have been used in crystal glass, as an antiknock agent in gasoline, and (formerly) in paints
An item or implement made of lead, in particular
A lead casting suspended on a line to determine the depth of water
Graphite used as the part of a pencil that makes a mark
A blank space between lines of print
an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
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"
leave: have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
Lead is a main-group element with symbol Pb (plumbum) and atomic number 82. Lead is a soft, malleable poor metal. It is also counted as one of the heavy metals. Metallic lead has a bluish-white color after being freshly cut, but it soon tarnishes to a dull grayish color when exposed to air. ...
Lead is a Japanese Hip-Hop Group, under the Record of Pony Canyon/ Flight Master. Their debut was on July 31, 2002 with their single Manatsu no Magic (Mid-Summer Magic).
In partner dancing, the two dance partners are never equal. One must be the Lead and the other will be the Follow.
In electronics, a lead is an electrical connection consisting of a length of wire or soldering pad (smd) that comes from a device. Leads are used for physical support, to transfer power, to probe circuits (see multimeter), and to transmit information. ...
Lead is the axial advance of a helix for one complete turn on a gear, especially worm and helical gears. The lead for a screw thread is the axial travel for a single revolution.
A lead in hydrocarbon exploration, is a subsurface structural or stratigraphic feature with the potential to have entrapped oil or natural gas. ...
A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, Atomic weight 206. ...
(leaded) Held on place by strips of lead; Containing or treated with the element lead; Containing tetraethyllead
(leading) An act by which one is led or guided; Providing guidance or direction; Ranking first; Occurring in advance; preceding
(Lead S) piritual Director (LSD) Is the spiritual leader of the walk. They form and train the clergy team. They give the Means of Grace talk and lead the Dying Moments communion service. They have been an SD at least once previously
(leaded) adjective – full of alcohol, often a punch or drink. A nod to the days when gas had lead in it and you had to ask specifically for unleaded gas. This punch is leaded.
(Leading) a prompting thought to be received from the Spirit. It can turn into a ‘concern’!
(leading) Typographic term from the long-gone days of cold lead typesetting, where thin lines of lead were placed between lines for to provide spacing within a paragraph. In contemporary nomenclature, leading refers to line spacing.
(leading) Effective communication of intended actions by the leader through the use of leader's own body movements and through one or more physical or visual connections to the follower.
(Leading) A sense of being called by God to undertake a specific course of action. A leading often arises from a concern.
(Leading) The amount of space between lines of text. It is expressed in points or fractions of a point. Leading is measured from baseline to baseline.
(Leading) Guiding another person in a specific direction.
(Leading) Changing your own behaviors after obtaining rapport so another follows. Being able to lead is a test for having good rapport.
(Leading) The space between lines of type, measured from the baseline of one line to the baseline of the next. The quantity is measured in points, such as 6 point type, 8 point, etc. Each point equals approximately 1/72th of an inch.