Definitions For Lead

noun

  • The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
  • A position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase take the lead')
  • A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  • Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  • 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
  • The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
  • An advantage held by a competitor in a race
  • Evidence pointing to a possible solution
  • The introductory section of a story
  • A news story of major importance
  • An indication of potential opportunity
  • (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
  • An actor who plays a principal role
  • (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

verb

  • Cause to undertake a certain action
  • Preside over
  • Lead, as in the performance of a composition
  • Move ahead (of others) in time or space
  • Travel in front of; go in advance of others
  • Take somebody somewhere
  • Be in charge of
  • Be conducive to
  • Produce as a result or residue
  • Tend to or result in
  • Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  • Lead, extend, or afford access
  • Cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  • Be ahead of others; be the first

Is Lead a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Scrabble
5
Words with Friends
6

The word Lead is worth 5 points in Scrabble and 6 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Lead in a Sentence

  • The lead diplomat is responsible for making policy for the entire embassy

Synonyms for Lead

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