Hyphenation of lead

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Definitions of lead:

An advantage held by a competitor in a race
He took the lead at the last turn
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
Evidence pointing to a possible solution
The police are following a promising lead The trail led straight to the perpetrator
A position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
He takes the lead in any group We were just waiting for someone to take the lead They didn't follow our 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
(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
An actor who plays a principal role
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
He took a long lead off first
An indication of potential opportunity
He got a tip on the stock market A good lead for a job
A news story of major importance
The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
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
Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness
The marking substance in a pencil
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
The lead was in the dummy
Take somebody somewhere
We lead him to our chief Can you take me to the main entrance? He conducted us to the palace
Have as a result or residue
The water left a mark on the silk dress Her blood left a stain on the napkin
Tend to or result in
This remark lead to further arguments among the guests
Travel in front of
Go in advance of others The procession was headed by John
Cause to undertake a certain action
Her greed led her to forge the checks
Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope
Run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point 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
Be in charge of
Who is heading this project?
Be ahead of others
Be the first She topped her class every year
Be conducive to
The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing
Lead, as in the performance of a composition
Conduct an orchestra Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years
Lead, extend, or afford access
This door goes to the basement The road runs South
Move ahead (of others) in time or space
Cause something to pass or lead somewhere
Run the wire behind the cabinet
Preside over
John moderated the discussion

Synonyms of lead:

noun Pb, atomic number 82, metallic element, metal
noun advantage, vantage
noun track, trail, evidence, grounds
noun leadership, leading
noun angle
noun lead-in, section, subdivision
noun star, principal, actor, histrion, player, thespian, role player
noun position, place
noun tip, steer, confidential information, wind, hint, guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction
nounlead story, news article, news story, newspaper article
nounspark advance, timing
noun leash, tether, restraint, constraint
noun leading, strip, slip
nounpencil lead, graphite, black lead, plumbago
nounjumper cable, jumper lead, jumper, wire, conducting wire
noun turn, play
verb take, direct, conduct, guide
verb leave, result, bring about
verb leave, result
verb head, precede
verb induce, stimulate, cause, have, get, make
verb run, go, pass, extend, be
verb head, direct
verb top
verb contribute, conduce, promote, advance, boost, further, encourage
verb conduct, direct, perform, execute, do
verb spend, pass
verb go, be
verb precede, travel, go, move, locomote
verb run, pass, make pass
verb moderate, chair, hash out, discuss, talk over

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