Definitions and translations for "lead"

Definition of lead

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Noun
1. A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, symbol Pb (from Latin plumbum).
2. A plummet or mass of lead attached to a line, used in sounding depth at sea or dated to estimate velocity in knots.
3. A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
4. Vertical space in advance of a row or between rows of text. Also known as leading.
This copy has too much lead; I prefer less space between the lines.
5. Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs.
6. A roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
7. A thin cylinder of black lead or plumbago (graphite) used in pencils.
8. Bullets; ammunition.
They pumped him full of lead.
Verb
9. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
10. To place leads between the lines of.
To lead a page; leaded matter
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English - English - lead

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n. leadership, guidance; advance position, first place; person or thing that leads, leader; leash; guide; example; clue, hint, indication; principal role in a play; main actor; main news story; conductor (Electricity)
n. heavy bluish-gray metal (Chemistry); something made of lead or its alloys; graphite; bullets; thin cylinder of graphite placed in a pencil; weight hung at the end of a line
v. conduct, escort; drive; guide; direct; take, bring; influence, cause; be in first place; live in a certain way, follow a certain lifestyle

English - Spanish - lead

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s. delantera, ventaja; pista, indicación; traílla, correa; plomo; papel principal; protagonista; artículo principal; mano
s. plomo;mina de lápiz (de grafito); balas (de un arma de fuego); plomada, peso; (Impr.) regleta
v. dirigir, acaudillar, capitanear, conducir, encabezar, encaminar, estar al frente, gobernar, guiar, ir a la cabeza de, liderar, liderear, marcar la tónica; regletear, interlinear; cubrir con plomo

English - French - lead

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n. conduite, direction; exemple; direction de l'enquête; allusion; premier rôle, vedette; laisse du chien; introduction; câble; canalisation
n. plomb; graphite, projectile (d'une arme); poids (de plomb); fil à plomb, sonde; tableau de plomb (imprimerie)
v. mener, diriger, aboutir, conduire

English - German - lead

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n. Führung, Führung; Kluft; Beförderer; Richtlinie; Beispiel; Forschungsrichtung, Hinweis; erster Platz, Hauptaufgabe; Hauptdarsteller; Leine; Eröffnungsstück; Kanal; Blei
n. Blei; Bleistiftmine; Lot, Senkblei (Nautik); Reglette (Druck)
v. anführen; führen

English - Indonesian - lead

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n. timah, arang isi pensil, petunjuk, peranan penting
v. menuntun, menggiring, memimpin, membimbing, menjagoi, menang, menjalani, menempuh, membawa, menuju, menyebabkan, memainkan

English - Italian - lead

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s. comando, guida; direzione; iniziativa; (Sport) posizione di testa; vantaggio; (Teat) parte principale; protagonista; (Giorn) testata; (Giorn) articolo di fondo, editoriale; mano
v. condurre, guidare, portare, accompagnare; aprire, essere in testa a; essere a capo di, dirigere; indurre, persuadere; immettere; essere primo in, avere il primo posto in, primeggiare in; fare
agg. di testa, primo; (Giorn) editoriale

English - Polish - lead

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n. ołów, grafit, sonda, lot, interlinia, wyjście, żyła, pokład, przewaga, czołówka, kanał
v. ołów: pokryć ołowiem, interliniować, ołowić się, prowadzić, kierować, dowodzić, przodować w czymś, doprowadzać, namawiać, wodzić, dyrygować, wprowadzać, przewodzić, wieść, powieść, prowadzić dokądś, powodzić, doprowadzić
a. ołowiany, grafitowy

English - Portuguese - lead

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s. liderança, direção; diferença; líder, condutor; orientação; exemplo; direção tomada numa investigação, pista; primeiro lugar; papel principal; ator principal; corrente para cães
s. chumbo; grafite; projétil (na arma); peso, prumo; tabuleta de chumbo (na imprensa)
v. conduzir, guiar, comandar, pilotar, levar, dirigir; governar; dominar-se; capitanear

English - Romanian - lead

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n. conducere, comandă, iniţiativă, exemplu, pildă, îndrumare: îndrumări, instrucţiuni, primul loc
v. conduce, duce, îndrepta, îndruma, ghida, fi în fruntea, deschide, dirija, comanda, aduce, face, determina, fi călăuză, fi ghid, arăta drumul, lăsa: se lăsa condus, plumbui, acoperi cu plumb, fixa cu plumb, spaţia
n. plumb, grafit, sondă {mar.}, plombă, aliaj tipografic, alice

English - Russian - lead

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с. свинец; грузило, отвес, лот; графит, грифель; пломба; руководство, инициатива, пример; намек; вводная часть; первое место в состязании; разрыв между
с. свинец, графит; руководство, пример, образец; главная роль; передовая
г. свинцевать, освинцовывать, покрывать свинцом; вести, показывать путь, направлять, проводить; руководить, командовать; направлять удар; возглавлять, управлять; занимать первое место, быть впереди; превосходить; приводить, приводить к; ходить, ходить первым [карт.]

English - Turkish - lead

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f. başında olmak, yol göstermek, öncülük etmek, önde gitmek, önderlik etmek, yönetmek, yönlendirmek, etkilemek, başı olmak, sürdürmek, sürmek, açmak (kartlarını), götürmek
i. kurşun, iskandil, kurşun levha, rehberlik, öncülük, önderlik, önde olma, ilk oynama hakkı (iskambil), örnek, kılavuz, kablo
s. kurşundan yapılmış

English - Ukrainian - lead

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n. керівництво, свинець, графіт, приклад, першість, поводок, пльомба, прив'язь, рей, хід
v. вести, переконати, перший: займати перше місце, керувати, доводити, заводити, очолювати, підводити, приводити, проводити

German - English - lead

lead, Lead

English - Dutch - lead

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zn. leiding; bescherming; verschil tussen-; leidend; voorbeeld; richting (van een verhoor); toespeling; de eerste plaats; leidinggevende positie; leiding; bescherming; leidend; toelichting, voorlichting
zn. lood; grafiet; kogels (voor vuurwapen); gewicht; printplaat
ww. leiden, ertoe brengen; vooropgaan; voorgaan; aanvoeren; leiden (leven)

English - Greek - lead

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ουσ. βολίδα, μόλυβδος, μολύβι, πρωτιά
ρήμ. οδηγώ, ηγούμαι

English - Arabic - lead

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‏بصمات، العنوان الرئيسي، سلك التوصيل، دور رئيسي، أثر، مبادرة، قيادة، رصاص، تقدم، مقود الحيوان‏
‏أرشد، قاد، وجب، أدى الى، أطلق النار، لعب الورقة الأولي، بدأ‏

English - Chinese - lead

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(名) 指导, 榜样; 领先的程度; 领先地位; 绳索, 皮带#铅; 铅制品; 黑铅, 铅笔心
(动) 引导; 走在...的最前头; 领; 诱使; 领导; 导致; 通向; 用铅包; 用铅框固定; 在...中衬铅

English - Chinese - lead

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(名) 指導, 榜樣; 領先的程度; 領先地位; 繩索, 皮帶#鉛; 鉛製品; 黑鉛, 鉛筆心
(動) 引導; 走在...的最前頭; 領; 誘使; 領導; 導致; 通向; 用鉛包; 用鉛框固定; 在...中襯鉛

English - Hindi - lead

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n. लेड, सुरमा, पेंसिल में का भीतरी लिखनेवाला भाग, पेंसिल का सुरमा, नेतृत्व, राहनुमाई, रहनुमाई, संचालन, नायकत्व
v. मार्ग दिखलाना, नेतृत्व करना, मार्गदर्शन करना, अगुवाई करना

English - Japanese - lead

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(形) 主な, 重要な; 先導する; 最初の(新聞などの記事の)
(名) 指導; 先頭; 先導, 指導者; 支配; 案内; 手本; 手がかり; 主役; 主なニュース; 伝導器具(電気); 鉛; 黒鉛; 側鉛; 鉛筆の芯
(形) 鉛を作る

English - Korean - lead

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명. 지도, 안내; 지도자의 자리, 우두머리 위치; 지도자; 모범; 암시단서, 실마리; 가축이나 개를 끄는 줄; 주역; 주연 배우; 머릿기사; 전도체 ( 전기)
명. 납(화학); 납으로 된것; 추; 탄환; 연필심
동. 인도하다, 선도하다; 이끌다; 지도하다; 길을 가리키다; 데리고 가다; 야기하다; 선두에 서서 가다; 어떤 방법으로 생활하다, 어떤 생활 방식을 따르다

English - Vietnamese - lead

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n. chì, than chì, dây chì, dây dò nước, trái chì đo bề sâu, sự dắt, sự dẩn, chỉ dẩn, hướng đạo, hướng dẩn, dẩn đầu, cầm đầu, quyền đánh trước, vai chánh, bề cao của chỉ đinh ốc, dây xích chó, dây cáp chuyền điện, mạch mỏ, đường dẩn nước, chỉ huy, kinh dẩn nước
v. bọc chì, buộc chì vào cho nặng, tráng chì, trám chì, gắn vào khuôn bằng chì, dẩn đường, hướng dẩn, khuyến dụ, chỉ huy, điều khiển, đánh trước, đưa đến một kết quả
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Synonyms for lead
1. head: principal, president, boss, king, pilot, dean, vanguard
2. first: primary, front, head
3. weight: plumb
4. guide: direct, usher, escort, conduct, precede, convey, introduce
5. influence: entice, induce, lure, persuade, seduce, allure, convince
6. surpass: excel, overtake, beat, outstrip
Verb forms for lead
Present participle: leading
Present: lead (3.person: leads)
Past: led
Future: will lead
Present conditional: would lead
Present Perfect: have led (3.person: has led)
Past Perfect: had led
Future Perfect: will have led
Past conditional: would have led