alphabet

Lead

Definition of lead:

part of speech: noun

A soft, heavy, bluish- gray metal; a weight attached to a rope for sounding depths at sea; a thin strip of metal for separating lines of type in printing; a stick of graphite or black carbon used in pencils.

part of speech: noun

A well- known metal of a bluish- white color: the plummet for sounding at sea: a thin plate of lead separating lines of type:- pl. a flat roof covered with lead.

part of speech: verb

To go before, as a guide; conduct; precede.

part of speech: verb

To go before and show the way: to have a tendency: to exercise dominion:- pr. p. leading; pa. t. and pa. p. led.

part of speech: noun

A soft heavy metal.

part of speech: verb

To show the way by going first: to guide by the hand: to direct: to precede: to allure.

part of speech: noun

Precedence; guidance.

part of speech: verb

To cover or fit with lead.

part of speech: verb

To cover, fit, or join with lead; in printing, to place thin metal strips between the lines of.

part of speech: adjective

Leaden, of, or like, lead.

part of speech: verb

To conduct by the hand; as, to lead a little child; show the way to; guide by advice; to have the direction or control of; as, to lead an army; to go ahead of; to be first among; as, to lead one's class; induce; spend; as, to lead an unhappy life; to begin a game by playing ( a cetrain card).

part of speech: verb

To take the first place; act as a guide, director, etc.; to take a course; as, the path leads through the woods; to conduct; as, the broad way leads to destruction; play the first card or domino.

part of speech: participle

Leading.

part of speech: participle

Led.

part of speech: noun

First place: precedence: direction: guidance.

part of speech: verb

To cover or fit with lead: ( print.) to separate lines with leads.

part of speech: noun

Guidance; first place or position; in games, the right to play first or the play made.

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