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lead2

lead2

pronunciation:
led
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a chemical element that has eighty-two protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a very dense, malleable bluish gray metal used in many applications requiring high density, such as radiation shielding, shot, and weights. (symbol: Pb)
definition 2: pure carbon in the graphite form; black lead.
synonyms:
graphite
similar words:
carbon
definition 3: a rod of graphite or the like used for marking, as in pencils.
similar words:
graphite
definition 4: bullets or shot.
synonyms:
bullet, shot
similar words:
missile, pellet, projectile, round, shell, slug
definition 5: (usu. pl.) a grooved bar or strip of lead or other metal into which sections of glass are set, as in stained glass windows.
definition 6: see white lead.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: leaded, leading, leads
definition 1: to line, cover, weight, or treat with lead or an alloy or compound containing lead.
definition 2: to set (window glass) into position with leads.
synonyms:
glaze
similar words:
set
definition 3: to glaze (pottery) with a substance containing lead.
synonyms:
glaze
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: made of or containing lead or an alloy or compound of lead.
derivation: leadless (adj.)
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The words lead2 and led sound alike but have different meanings.
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