Another word for lead


lead, leading - thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

lead, spark advance - the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

lead - the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

Example:- the lead was in the dummy

lead, lead-in, lede - the introductory section of a story

Example:- it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter

lead - the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

lead, leash, tether - restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

lead, pencil lead - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

lead, track, trail - evidence pointing to a possible solution

Example:- the police are following a promising lead

confidential information, hint, lead, steer, tip, wind - an indication of potential opportunity

Example:- he got a tip on the stock market

lead - an advantage held by a competitor in a race

Example:- he took the lead at the last turn

lead, principal, star - an actor who plays a principal role

atomic number 82, lead, Pb - a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

Example:- the children were playing with lead soldiers

lead - a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

Example:- he takes the lead in any group

lead, lead story - a news story of major importance

booster cable, jumper cable, jumper lead, lead - a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

Example:- it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads

lead - (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

lead - (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

Example:- he took a long lead off first


head, lead - travel in front of; go in advance of others

Example:- The procession was headed by John

lead - tend to or result in

Example:- This remark lead to further arguments among the guests

conduct, direct, guide, lead, take - take somebody somewhere

Example:- We lead him to our chief

extend, go, lead, pass, run - stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

Example:- Service runs all the way to Cranbury

chair, lead, moderate - preside over

Example:- John moderated the discussion

lead, precede - move ahead (of others) in time or space

go, lead - lead, extend, or afford access

Example:- This door goes to the basement

conduct, direct, lead - lead, as in the performance of a composition

Example:- conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

lead, leave, result - have as a result or residue

Example:- The water left a mark on the silk dress

lead - cause to undertake a certain action

Example:- Her greed led her to forge the checks

lead, run - cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Example:- Run the wire behind the cabinet

head, lead - be in charge of

Example:- Who is heading this project?

conduce, contribute, lead - be conducive to

Example:- The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

lead, top - be ahead of others; be the first

Example:- she topped her class every year

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Source : WordNet