Synonym: conduct, direct, escort, guide, head, run. Similar words: plead, leader, lead to, leading, lead up to, take the lead, leadership, lean. Meaning: [lɪːd] n. 1. a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey 2. an advantage held by a competitor in a race 3. evidence pointing to a possible solution 4. a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead') 5. the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile) 6. the introductory section of a story 7. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning 8. an actor who plays a principal role 9. (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base 10. an indication of potential opportunity 11. a news story of major importance 12. the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine 13. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal 14. thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing 15. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil 16. a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire 17. the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge. v. 1. take somebody somewhere 2. have as a result or residue 3. tend to or result in 4. travel in front of; go in advance of others 5. cause to undertake a certain action 6. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point 7. be in charge of 8. be ahead of others; be the first 9. be conducive to 10. lead, as in the performance of a composition 11. pass or spend 12. lead, extend, or afford access 13. move ahead (of others) in time or space 14. cause something to pass or lead somewhere 15. preside over.
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1 All roads lead to Rome.
6 Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive ; easy to govern but imposible to slave.
9 The decision will inevitably lead to political tensions.
10 This election result could well lead to further bloodshed.
11 He speculated that this might lead to a success.
12 Deficiency in vitamins/Vitamin deficiency can lead to illness.
13 We lead such a humdrum life/existence.
14 The allegations, if true, could lead to her resignation.
15 Bad planning will lead to difficulty later.
16 Italy consolidated their lead with a second goal.
17 These policies could lead the country to environmental catastrophe.
18 I'll lead; you must follow me.
19 Japan has taken the lead in car production.
20 The road will lead you back to the garden.
21 Bottling up your anger can only lead to unhappiness.
22 Abuse can lead to both psychological and emotional problems.
23 She braced herself to lead a normal life.
24 It is well known for its lead mines.
25 Family tensions and conflicts may lead to violence.
26 Narrow corridors lead off from the main hallway.
27 Lead and tin are malleable metals.
28 Don't worry,[www.Sentencedict.com] I won't lead you astray.
29 Lead fuses at a low temperature.
30 The world can be changed by man's endeavor, and that this endeavor can lead to something new and better .No man can sever the bonds that unite him to his society simply by averting his eyes . He must ever be receptive and sensitive to the new ; and have sufficient courage and skill to novel facts and to deal with them .