lead in Chinese
[ li:d ] Pronunciation:
How to pronounce "lead"Use "lead" in a sentence
past tense: led past participle: led present participle: leading
- Paganini had led a wild life as a youth .
- We will lead with the dock strike .
- This led into good fighting country .
- Your work seems to be leading nowhere .
- The attempt leads to an infinite regress .
- The millionaire leads a luxurious life .
- She had led a life of luxury and privilege .
- The wording is likely to lead to ambiguity .
- I will take part , but i wo n't want to lead .
- Thus he was led to dwell upon friendship .
- the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy"
- a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead''); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn''t follow our lead"
- a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
Synonyms: jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable,
- mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
Synonyms: pencil lead,
- thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
- restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
Synonyms: leash, tether,
- the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
Synonyms: spark advance,
- an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
- evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Synonyms: track, trail,
- the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
Synonyms: lead-in, lede,
- a news story of major importance
Synonyms: lead story,
- an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
Synonyms: tip, steer, confidential information, wind, hint,
- (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
- an actor who plays a principal role
Synonyms: star, principal,
- (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
- the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
- a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey; "the children were playing with lead soldiers"
Synonyms: Pb, atomic number 82, Verb
- cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
- preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
Synonyms: moderate, chair,
- lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Synonyms: conduct, direct,
- move ahead (of others) in time or space
- travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John"
- take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Synonyms: take, direct, conduct, guide,
- be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?"
- be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
Synonyms: contribute, conduce,
- have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
Synonyms: leave, result,
- tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
- stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn''t go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets"
Synonyms: run, go, pass, extend,
- lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
- cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
- be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year"