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lead (n):
the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
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the lead was in the dummy
lead (n):
a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
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he takes the lead in any group.
we were just waiting for someone to take the lead.
they didn't follow our lead
lead (n):
a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
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it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads
lead (n):
mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
lead (n):
thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
lead (n):
restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Related Words: leashtether
lead (n):
the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
lead (n):
an advantage held by a competitor in a race
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he took the lead at the last turn
lead (n):
evidence pointing to a possible solution
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the police are following a promising lead.
the trail led straight to the perpetrator

Related Word: track
lead (n):
the introductory section of a story
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it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter
lead (n):
a news story of major importance
lead (n):
an indication of potential opportunity
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he got a tip on the stock market.
a good lead for a job

Related Words: hintsteertip
lead (n):
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
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he took a long lead off first
lead (n):
an actor who plays a principal role
Related Word: star
lead (n):
the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
lead (n):
(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
lead (n):
a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
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the children were playing with lead soldiers
lead (v):
cause to undertake a certain action
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Her greed led her to forge the checks
lead (v):
preside over
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John moderated the discussion
Related Words: chairmoderate
lead (v):
lead, as in the performance of a composition
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conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years
Related Words: conductdirect
lead (v):
move ahead (of others) in time or space
Related Word: precede
lead (v):
travel in front of; go in advance of others
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The procession was headed by John
Related Words: head
lead (v):
take somebody somewhere
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We lead him to our chief.
can you take me to the main entrance?
He conducted us to the palace

Related Words: guide
lead (v):
be in charge of
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Who is heading this project?
Related Words: head
lead (v):
be conducive to
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The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing
Related Words: conducecontribute
lead (v):
have as a result or residue
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The water left a mark on the silk dress.
Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Related Word: result
lead (v):
tend to or result in
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This remark lead to further arguments among the guests
lead (v):
stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
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Service runs all the way to Cranbury.
His knowledge doesn't go very far.
My memory extends back to my fourth year of life.
The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

Related Words: extendrun
lead (v):
lead, extend, or afford access
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This door goes to the basement.
The road runs South
lead (v):
cause something to pass or lead somewhere
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Run the wire behind the cabinet
lead (v):
be ahead of others; be the first
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she topped her class every year
Related Word: top
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A person who does not get what he wants or needs is a frustrated person and will be easily provoked to rage.


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