[n] the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
[n] 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"
[n] a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
[n] mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
[n] thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
[n] restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
[n] the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
[n] an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
[n] evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
[n] the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
[n] a news story of major importance
[n] an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
[n] (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
[n] an actor who plays a principal role
[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)
[n] a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
[v] cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
[v] preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
[v] lead, as in the performance of a musical composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
[v] move ahead (of others) in time or space
[v] travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
[v] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
[v] be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
[v] be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
[v] result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
[v] tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
[v] 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"
[v] lead. extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
[v] cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
[v] be ahead of others; be at the top; be the first
[v] pass or spend; "lead a good life"
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