Lead

  • 1 Lead — (pronEng|ˈlɛd) is a main group element with a symbol Pb ( la. plumbum). Lead has the atomic number 82. Lead is a soft, malleable poor metal, also considered to be one of the heavy metals. Lead has a bluish white color when freshly cut, but… …

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  • 2 Lead — (l[e^]d), n. [OE. led, leed, lead, AS. le[ a]d; akin to D. lood, MHG. l[=o]t, G. loth plummet, sounding lead, small weight, Sw. & Dan. lod. [root]123.] 1. (Chem.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish… …

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  • 3 lead — lead1 [lēd] vt. led, leading [ME leden < OE lædan, caus. of lithan, to travel, go, akin to Ger leiten: for IE base see LOAD] 1. a) to show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide b) to show (the way)… …

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  • 4 lead — Ⅰ. lead [1] ► VERB (past and past part. led) 1) cause (a person or animal) to go with one, especially by drawing them along or by preceding them to a destination. 2) be a route or means of access: the street led into the square. 3) (lead to)… …

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  • 5 Lead — (l[=e]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Led} (l[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leading}.] [OE. leden, AS. l[=ae]dan (akin to OS. l[=e]dian, D. leiden, G. leiten, Icel. le[imac][eth]a, Sw. leda, Dan. lede), properly a causative fr. AS. li[eth]an to go; akin to… …

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  • 6 Lead — Lead, n. 1. The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another. [1913 Webster] At the time I speak of, and having a momentary lead, . . . I am sure I did my country important service.… …

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  • 7 Lead — 〈[ li:d] n. 15; Mus.〉 Führungsstimme in einer Jazzband od. Popgruppe [zu engl. lead „führen“] * * * Lead [li:d ], das; [s], s [engl. lead, zu: to lead = (an)führen]: 1. <o. Pl.> führende ↑ Stimme (3 b) in einer [Jazz]band ( …

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  • 8 Lead — (von engl. to lead = „(an)führen“, [liːd]) hat unterschiedliche Bedeutungen: Lead (Titularbistum) Eine Stadt in der Nähe von Rapid City, siehe Lead (South Dakota). Leadklettern; Variante des Sportkletterns Marketing / Vertrieb: Die erfolgreiche… …

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  • 9 lead — 1 vt led, lead·ing: to suggest the desired answer to (a witness) by asking leading questions lead 2 n: something serving as a tip, indication, or clue the police have only one lead in the murder investigation Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …

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  • 10 lead — lead, led Lead is the present tense of the verb meaning ‘to go in front’, ‘to take charge of’, etc., and its past form is led. A common mistake is to use lead for the past form and pronounce it led in speech, probably on the false analogy of read …

    Modern English usage

  • 11 lead — [n1] first place, supremacy advance, advantage, ahead, bulge, cutting edge*, direction, edge, example, facade, front rank, guidance, head, heavy, leadership, margin, model, over, pilot, point, precedence, primacy, principal, priority, protagonist …

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  • 12 Lead — Lead, v. i. 1. To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or pre[ e]minence; to be first or chief; used in most of the senses of lead, v. t. [1913 Webster] 2. To …

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  • 13 Lead Me On — may refer to:* Lead Me On (album), a 1988 album by Amy Grant ** Lead Me On (song), a song from the album above* Lead Me On , a 1979 hit song by Maxine Nightingale and also the title of its parent album* Lead Me On (Kelly Joe Phelps album) , an… …

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  • 14 Lead-In — steht für ein Konzept der Publikumsbindung im Programmablauf, siehe Lead in (Unterhaltungsmedien) bei optischen Datenträgern den Bereich vor den eigentlichen Nutzdaten, siehe Lead in (Datenträger) …

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  • 15 Lead — (l[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Leaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leading}.] 1. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle. [1913 Webster] 2. (Print.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page;… …

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  • 16 lead to — v. t. 1. Same as {cause}; as, the roaring stock market led to an increase in the purchase of big ticket items during the 1996 Christmas season. Syn: result in, lead to. [PJC] 2. to be a contributory cause of; as, IBM s inattention to the needs of …

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  • 17 Lead — [li:d] das; [s] <aus gleichbed. engl. lead (Bed. 2 u. 3 über amerik. lead) zu to lead »(an)führen«>: 1. die Führungsstimme im Jazzensemble (oft Trompete od. 2Kornett, 2). 2. das Vorauseilen, der Vorsprung bestimmter Werte vor anderen im… …

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  • 18 lead on to — ˌlead ˈon to [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they lead on to he/she/it leads on to present participle leading on to past tense …

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  • 19 lead´en|ly — lead|en «LEHD uhn», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. made of lead: »a leaden coffin. 2. Figurative. heavy; hard to lift or move: »leaden arms tired from working. SYNONYM(S): inert. 3. Figurative. oppressive; …

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  • 20 lead|en — «LEHD uhn», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. made of lead: »a leaden coffin. 2. Figurative. heavy; hard to lift or move: »leaden arms tired from working. SYNONYM(S): inert. 3. Figurative. oppressive; …

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