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lead1

lead1

 
 
pronunciation:
lid
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: leads, leading, led
definition 1: to give direction to; show the way to; guide.
He led us through the woods.
synonyms:
conduct, guide, usher
similar words:
captain, direct, escort, head, marshal, shepherd, show, steer, walk
definition 2: to command or direct; take charge of.
The president led the nation during a difficult time.
synonyms:
command, direct, head
similar words:
captain, conduct, control, dominate, govern, guide, manage, moderate, order, rule
definition 3: to experience.
She leads an interesting and active life.
similar words:
experience, have, pursue, undergo
definition 4: to cause.
New information led me to change plans.
synonyms:
cause
similar words:
dispose, guide, incline, move
definition 5: to be first among others.
That horse leads in the race.
similar words:
rank, reign, rule
definition 6: to set a course to a place.
That river leads to the sea.
similar words:
go
definition 7: to tend toward a particular result (usually followed by "to").
Hard work often leads to success.
synonyms:
produce
similar words:
yield
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the first or front position.
She took the lead early in the race.
synonyms:
head, top
antonyms:
last
similar words:
front, initiative
definition 2: the amount by which something is ahead of others.
The visiting team had a lead of ten points.
synonyms:
advantage, edge
similar words:
favor, front
definition 3: the main part played by an actor in a play, movie, or other show.
similar words:
hero, heroine, principal, star
definition 4: a hint or clue.
The police have no leads in the case.
synonyms:
clue, hint, indication, trace
similar words:
key, pointer, suggestion
definition 5: a short introduction that begins a news story.
similar words:
capsule, headline
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: first or most important.
The lead story in today's paper was about our school.
synonyms:
cardinal, chief, main, premier, primary, prime, principal
similar words:
paramount, supreme, uppermost
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