HyperDic: lead

English > 31 senses of the word lead:
NOUNattributeleadan advantage held by a competitor in a race
substancelead, Pb, atomic number 82a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element
cognitionlead, track, trailevidence pointing to a possible solution
actleada position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')
shapeleadthe angle between the direction a gun / gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
communicationlead, lead-in, ledethe introductory section of a story
quantitylead(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
person lead, star, principalan actor who plays a principal role
locationlead(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
communicationlead, tip, steer, confidential information, wind, hintan indication of potential opportunity
communicationlead, lead storya news story of major importance
attributelead, spark advancethe timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
artifactlead, leash, tetherrestraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
artifactlead, leadingthin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
artifactlead, pencil leadmixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness
artifactlead, jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cablea jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
actleadthe playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
VERBmotionlead, take, direct, conduct, guidetake somebody somewhere
stativelead, leave, resulthave as a result or residue
stativeleadtend to or result in
motionlead, headtravel in front of
communicationleadcause to undertake a certain action / action
stativelead, run, go, pass, extendstretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
sociallead, headbe in charge of
stativelead, topbe ahead of others
sociallead, contribute, conducebe conducive to
creationlead, conduct, directlead, as in the performance of a composition
stativelead, golead, extend, or afford access
motionlead, precedemove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
stativelead, runcause something to pass or lead somewhere
communicationlead, moderate, chairpreside over
lead > pronunciation
Soundsleh'd; liy'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
able-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningAn advantage held by a competitor in a race.
Example"he took the lead at the last turn"
Broaderadvantage, vantageThe quality of having a superior or more favorable position
Spanishdelantera, liderazgo, ventaja
Catalanal capdavant
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey.
Example"the children were playing with lead soldiers"
SynonymsPb, atomic number 82
Narrowerhard lead, antimonial leadA lead alloy that contains about 5% antimony
hard leadunrefined lead that is hard because of the impurities it contains
pig leadLead that is cast in pigs
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofcerussite, white lead oreA mineral consisting of lead carbonate that is an important source of lead
galenaSoft blue-grey mineral
Spanishnúmero atómico 82, plomo
Catalannúmero atòmic 82, Pb, plom
Adjectivesleadenmade of lead
plumbic, plumbousrelating to or consisting of lead
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 3, cognition
Meaningevidence pointing to a possible solution.
Example"the police are following a promising lead"
Synonymstrack, trail
Broaderevidence, groundsYour basis for belief or disbelief
Spanishpista, rastro
Catalanpista, rastre
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningA position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead').
Examples
  • "he takes the lead in any group"
  • "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"
  • "they didn't follow our lead"
Broaderleadership, leadingThe activity of leading
Verbsleadpreside over
leadlead, as in the performance of a composition
leadbe in charge of
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 5, shape
MeaningThe angle between the direction a gun / gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile).
BroaderangleThe space between two lines or planes that intersect
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningThe introductory section of a story.
Example"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
Synonymslead-in, lede
Part ofnews article, news story, newspaper articleAn article reporting news
Broadersection, subdivisionA self-contained part of a larger / larger composition / composition (written or musical)
Spanishlede
Catalanlede
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 7, quantity
Meaning(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning.
Categorysport, athleticsAn active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
BroaderscoreA number that expresses the accomplishment of a team or an individual in a game / game or contest
Oppositedeficit(sports) the score by which a team or individual is losing
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 8, person
MeaningAn actor who plays a principal role.
Synonymsstar, principal
Narrowerco-starOne of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
film star, movie starA star who plays leading roles in the cinema
idol, matinee idolsomeone who is adored blindly and excessively
television star, TV starA star in a television show
Broaderactor, histrion, player, thespian, role playerA theatrical performer
Spanishestrella, protagonista
Catalanestrella, protagonista
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 9, location
Meaning(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base.
Example"he took a long lead off first"
Categorybaseball, baseball game, ballA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Spanishdelantera
Catalandavantera
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 10, communication
MeaningAn indication of potential opportunity.
Example "a good lead for a job"
Synonymstip, steer, confidential information, wind, hint
Broaderguidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, directionSomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
Spanishaviso, consejo, filtración, idea, indicación, información confidencial, información, ventaja
Catalanconsell, idea, indicació
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 11, communication
MeaningA news story of major importance.
Synonymlead story
Broadernews article, news story, newspaper articleAn article reporting news
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 12, attribute
MeaningThe timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine.
Synonymspark advance
BroadertimingThe time when something happens
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 13, artifact
Meaningrestraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal.
Synonymsleash, tether
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishatadura, correa, coyunda, traílla
Catalanamarra, correigs, corretja, eixanguer, lligam, ronsal, trava
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 14, artifact
MeaningThin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
Synonymleading
Broaderstrip, slipartifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
Spanishinterlínea, regleta
Catalaninterlínia, regleta
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 15, artifact
Meaningmixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.
Synonympencil lead
Part oflead pencilpencil that has graphite as the marking substance
Broadergraphite, black lead, plumbagoUsed as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
Spanishmina
Catalanmina
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 16, artifact
MeaningA jumper that consists of a short piece of wire.
Example"it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
Synonymsjumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable
Narrowerclip leadA short piece of wire with alligator clips on both ends
BroaderjumperA small connector used to make temporary electrical connections
wire, conducting wireA metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
English > lead: 31 senses > noun 17, act
MeaningThe playing of a card to start a trick in bridge.
Example"the lead was in the dummy"
Part ofcard game, cardsA game / game played with playing cards
Broaderturn, play(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession / succession
Spanishsalir
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTake somebody somewhere.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
ModelThe men lead the horses across the field
Example"We lead him to our chief"
Synonymstake, direct, conduct, guide
NarrowerbeaconGuide with a beacon / beacon
handGuide or conduct or usher somewhere
mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astrayLead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
usher, showTake (someone) to their seats / seats / seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
Spanishapoderar, conducir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, llevar
Catalanapoderar, conduir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, portar
Nounsleadera person who rules or guides or inspires others
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningHave as a result or residue.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsleave, result
Narrowerleadtend to or result in
Broaderproduce, bring about, give riseCause to happen, occur or exist
Similar toleaveAct or be so as to become in a specified state
leaveHave left or have as a remainder
Spanishdejar
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningtend to or result in.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
Narrowerentail, implicateimpose, involve, or imply as a necessary accompaniment or result
necessitateCause to be a concomitant
Broaderleave, result, leadHave as a result or residue
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningTravel in front of; go in advance of others.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymhead
Narrowerdraw awayMove ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
Broaderprecede, leadMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space
Similar tohead, head upBe the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
Spanishencabezar
Catalanencapçalar
Nounsleadera person who rules or guides or inspires others
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 5, communication
MeaningCause to undertake a certain action / action.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey lead him to write the letter
NarrowergiveGuide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion
Broaderinduce, stimulate, cause, have, get, makeCause to do
Spanishllevar
Nounsleadera person who rules or guides or inspires others
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 6, stative
Meaningstretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points / points or beyond a certain point / point.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymsrun, go, pass, extend
NarrowercomeExtend or reach
go far, go deepExtend in importance or range
radiate, rayExtend or spread outward from a center or focus or inward towards a center
underrunRun or pass below
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Similar torange, runchange or be different within limits
Spanishacudir, ampliar, dirigir, extenderse, ir, liderar, pasar, prolongar
Catalanacudir, ampliar, anar, dirigir, estendre's, liderar, passar, prolongar
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 7, social
MeaningBe in charge of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey lead him to write the letter
Synonymhead
NarrowercaptainBe the captain of a sports team
chair, chairmanact or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university
spearheadBe the leader of
take hold, take charge, take controlassume / assume control
BroaderdirectBe in charge of
Spanishdirigir, encabezar, liderar
Catalandirigir, encapçalar, liderar
Nounsleada position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')
leadera person who rules or guides or inspires others
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 8, stative
MeaningBe ahead of others; be the first.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymtop
Entailscompete, vie, contendcompete for something
Spanishencabezar, ir a la cabeza, ir en cabeza, liderar
Catalanencapçalar, liderar
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 9, social
MeaningBe conducive to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
Synonymscontribute, conduce
Broaderpromote, advance, boost, further, encouragecontribute to the progress or growth of
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 10, creation
MeaningLead, as in the performance of a composition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsconduct, direct
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Broaderperform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
Similar toconductLead musicians in the performance of
Spanishdirigir, encaminar
Catalandirigir, encaminar
Nounsleada position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 11, stative
MeaningLead, extend, or afford access.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Synonymgo
BroaderbeOccupy a certain position or area
Spanishdar, ir, llevar
Catalananar, donar, portar
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 12, motion
MeaningMove ahead / ahead (of others) in time or space.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymprecede
Narrowerlead, headTravel in front of
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
OppositefollowTo travel behind, go after, come after
Spanishanteceder, preceder
Catalanprecedir
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 13, stative
MeaningCause something to pass or lead somewhere.
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymrun
Broaderpass, make passCause to pass
Similar toguide, run, draw, passpass over, across, or through
range, runchange or be different within limits
Spanishllevar
English > lead: 31 senses > verb 14, communication
Meaningpreside over.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsmoderate, chair
Broaderhash out, discuss, talk overspeak with others about (something)
Spanishdirigir, moderar
Nounsleada position of leadership (especially in the phrase 'take the lead')

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