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    Lead - (n.) One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11.37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206.4. Symbol Pb (L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
    Lead - (n.) An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
    Lead - (n.) A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
    Lead - (n.) A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
    Lead - (n.) Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
    Lead - (n.) A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
    Lead - (v. t.) To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
    Lead - (v. t.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
    Lead - (v. t.) To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
    Lead - (v. t.) To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, esp. by going with or going in advance of. Hence, figuratively: To direct; to counsel; to instruct; as, to lead a traveler; to lead a pupil.
    Lead - (v. t.) To conduct or direct with authority; to have direction or charge of; as, to lead an army, an exploring party, or a search; to lead a political party.
    Lead - (v. t.) To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
    Lead - (v. t.) To draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure; as, to lead one to espouse a righteous cause.
    Lead - (v. t.) To guide or conduct one's self in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
    Lead - (v. t.) To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
    Lead - (v. i.) To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; -- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
    Lead - (v. t.) To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices.
    Lead - (n.) The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
    Lead - (n.) precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.
    Lead - (n.) The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played; as, your partner has the lead.
    Lead - (n.) An open way in an ice field.
    Lead - (n.) A lode.
    Lead - (n.) The course of a rope from end to end.
    Lead - (n.) The width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
    Lead - (n.) the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
    Lead - (n.) The action of a tooth, as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
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    Black lead - () Plumbago; graphite. It leaves a blackish mark somewhat like lead. See Graphite.
    Blacklead - (v. t.) To coat or to polish with black lead.
    Cleading - (n.) A jacket or outer covering of wood, etc., to prevent radiation of heat, as from the boiler, cylinder. etc., of a steam engine.
    Cleading - (n.) The planking or boarding of a shaft, cofferdam, etc.
    Counterplead - (v. t.) To plead the contrary of; to plead against; to deny.
    Emplead - (v. t.) To accuse; to indict. See Implead.
    Enterplead - (v. i.) Same as Interplead.
    Fair-leader - (n.) A block, or ring, serving as a guide for the running rigging or for any rope.
    Foreleader - (n.) One who leads others by his example; aguide.
    Glead - (n.) A live coal. See Gleed.
    Impleaded - (imp. & p. p.) of Implead
    Impleading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Implead
    Implead - (v. t.) To institute and prosecute a suit against, in court; to sue or prosecute at law; hence, to accuse; to impeach.
    Implead - (v. i.) To sue at law.
    Impleadable - (a.) Not admitting excuse, evasion, or plea; rigorous.
    Impleader - (n.) One who prosecutes or sues another.
    Interplead - (v. i.) To plead against each other, or go to trial between themselves, as the claimants in an in an interpleader. See Interpleader.
    Interpleader - (n.) One who interpleads.
    Interpleader - (n.) A proceeding devised to enable a person, of whom the same debt, duty, or thing is claimed adversely by two or more parties, to compel them to litigate the right or title between themselves, and thereby to relieve himself from the suits which they might otherwise bring against him.
    Leaded - (imp. & p. p.) of Lead
    Leading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
    Leading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lead
    Leaded - (a.) Fitted with lead; set in lead; as, leaded windows.
    Leaded - (a.) Separated by leads, as the lines of a page.
    Leaden - (a.) Made of lead; of the nature of lead; as, a leaden ball.
    Leaden - (a.) Like lead in color, etc. ; as, a leaden sky.
    Leaden - (a.) Heavy; dull; sluggish.
    Leader - (n.) One who, or that which, leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.
    Leader - (n.) One who goes first.
    Leader - (n.) One having authority to direct; a chief; a commander.
    Leader - (n.) A performer who leads a band or choir in music; also, in an orchestra, the principal violinist; the one who plays at the head of the first violins.
    Leader - (n.) A block of hard wood pierced with suitable holes for leading ropes in their proper places.
    Leader - (n.) The principal wheel in any kind of machinery.
    Leader - (n.) A horse placed in advance of others; one of the forward pair of horses.
    Leader - (n.) A pipe for conducting rain water from a roof to a cistern or to the ground; a conductor.
    Leader - (n.) A net for leading fish into a pound, weir, etc. ; also, a line of gut, to which the snell of a fly hook is attached.
    Leader - (n.) A branch or small vein, not important in itself, but indicating the proximity of a better one.
    Leader - (n.) The first, or the principal, editorial article in a newspaper; a leading or main editorial article.
    Leader - (n.) A type having a dot or short row of dots upon its face.
    Leader - (n.) a row of dots, periods, or hyphens, used in tables of contents, etc., to lead the eye across a space to the right word or number.
    Leadership - (n.) The office of a leader.
    Leadhillite - (n.) A mineral of a yellowish or greenish white color, consisting of the sulphate and carbonate of lead; -- so called from having been first found at Leadhills, Scotland.
    Leading - (a.) Guiding; directing; controlling; foremost; as, a leading motive; a leading man; a leading example.
    Leading - (n.) The act of guiding, directing, governing, or enticing; guidance.
    Leading - (n.) Suggestion; hint; example.
    Leadmen - (pl. ) of Leadman
    Leadman - (n.) One who leads a dance.
    Leadsmen - (pl. ) of Leadsman
    Leadsman - (n.) The man who heaves the lead.
    Leadwort - (n.) A genus of maritime herbs (Plumbago). P. Europaea has lead-colored spots on the leaves, and nearly lead-colored flowers.
    Leady - (a.) Resembling lead.
    Naleadministration - (n.) Maladministration.
    Misleading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mislead
    Mislead - (v. t.) To lead into a wrong way or path; to lead astray; to guide into error; to cause to mistake; to deceive.
    Misleader - (n.) One who leads into error.
    Misleading - (a.) Leading astray; delusive.
    Misplead - (v. i.) To err in pleading.
    Mispleading - (n.) An error in pleading.
    Overlead - (v. t.) To domineer over; to affront; to treat with indignity.
    Pleaded - (imp. & p. p.) of Plead
    Plead - () of Plead
    Pleading - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Plead
    Plead - (v. t.) To argue in support of a claim, or in defense against the claim of another; to urge reasons for or against a thing; to attempt to persuade one by argument or supplication; to speak by way of persuasion; as, to plead for the life of a criminal; to plead with a judge or with a father.
    Plead - (v. t.) To present an answer, by allegation of fact, to the declaration of a plaintiff; to deny the plaintiff's declaration and demand, or to allege facts which show that ought not to recover in the suit; in a less strict sense, to make an allegation of fact in a cause; to carry on the allegations of the respective parties in a cause; to carry on a suit or plea.
    Plead - (v. t.) To contend; to struggle.
    Plead - (v. t.) To discuss, defend, and attempt to maintain by arguments or reasons presented to a tribunal or person having uthority to determine; to argue at the bar; as, to plead a cause before a court or jury.
    Plead - (v. t.) To allege or cite in a legal plea or defense, or for repelling a demand in law; to answer to an indictment; as, to plead usury; to plead statute of limitations; to plead not guilty.
    Plead - (v. t.) To allege or adduce in proof, support, or vendication; to offer in excuse; as, the law of nations may be pleaded in favor of the rights of ambassadors.
    Pleadable - (a.) Capable of being pleaded; capable of being alleged in proof, defense, or vindication; as, a right or privilege pleadable at law.
    Pleader - (n.) One who pleads; one who argues for or against; an advotate.
    Pleader - (n.) One who draws up or forms pleas; the draughtsman of pleas or pleadings in the widest sense; as, a special pleader.
    Pleading - (n.) The act of advocating, defending, or supporting, a cause by arguments.
    Pleadingly - (adv.) In a pleading manner.
    Pleadings - (n. pl.) The mutual pleas and replies of the plaintiff and defendant, or written statements of the parties in support of their claims, proceeding from the declaration of the plaintiff, until issue is joined, and the question made to rest on some single point.
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    Lead - v. (past and past part. Led) 1 cause to go with one, esp. By guiding or going in front. 2 a direct the actions or opinions of. B (often foll. By to, or to + infin.) Guide by persuasion or example (what led you to think that). 3 (also absol.) Provide access to; bring to a certain position (gate leads you into a field; road leads to lincoln). 4 pass or go through (a life etc. Of a specified kind). 5 a have the first place in. B (absol.) Go first; be ahead in a race etc. C (absol.) Be pre-eminent in some field. 6 be in charge of (leads a team). 7 (also absol.) Play (a card) or a card of (a particular suit) as first player in a round. 8 (foll. By to) result in. 9 (foll. By with) (of a newspaper or news broadcast) have as its main story (led with the royal wedding). 10 (foll. By through) make (a liquid, strip of material, etc.) Pass through a certain course. n. 1 guidance given by going in front; example. 2 a leading place (take the lead). B amount by which a competitor is ahead of the others. 3 clue. 4 strap etc. For leading a dog etc. 5 conductor (usu. A wire) conveying electric current to an appliance. 6 a chief part in a play etc. B person playing this. C (attrib.) Chief performer or instrument of a specified type (lead guitar). 7 cards a act or right of playing first. B card led. lead by the nose cajole into compliance. Lead off begin. Lead on entice dishonestly. Lead up the garden path colloq. Mislead. Lead up to form a preparation for; direct conversation towards. [old english]
    Lead - n. 1 heavy bluish-grey soft metallic element. 2 a graphite. B thin length of this in a pencil. 3 lump of lead used in sounding water. 4 (in pl.) A strips of lead covering a roof. B piece of lead-covered roof. 5 (in pl.) Lead frames holding the glass of a lattice etc. 6 blank space between lines of print. v. 1 cover, weight, or frame with lead. 2 space (printed matter) with leads. [old english]
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    Blacklead - n. Graphite.
    Cheer-leader - n. Person who leads cheers of applause etc.
    Jump-lead - n. Cable for conveying current from the battery of one vehicle to that of another.
    Leaden - adj. 1 of or like lead. 2 heavy or slow. 3 lead-coloured.
    Leader - n. 1 a person or thing that leads. B person followed by others. 2 principal player in a music group or of the first violins in an orchestra. 3 = *leading article. 4 shoot of a plant at the apex of a stem or of the main branch. leadership n.
    Lead-free - adj. (of petrol) without added lead compounds.
    Lead-in - n. Introduction, opening, etc.
    Leading - adj. Chief; most important.
    Leading - n. Printing = *lead2 n. 6.
    Leading aircraftman - n. Rank above aircraftman in the raf.
    Leading article - n. Newspaper article giving editorial opinion.
    Leading light - n. Prominent and influential person.
    Leading note - n. Mus. Seventh note of a diatonic scale.
    Leading question - n. Question prompting the answer wanted.
    Lead pencil - n. Pencil of graphite in wood.
    Lead-poisoning - n. Poisoning by absorption of lead into the body.
    Loss-leader - n. Item sold at a loss to attract customers.
    Mislead - v. (past and past part. -led) cause to infer what is not true; deceive. misleading adj. [old english]
    Plead - v. 1 (foll. By with) make an earnest appeal to. 2 (of an advocate) address a lawcourt. 3 maintain (a cause) in a lawcourt. 4 (foll. By guilty or not guilty) declare oneself to be guilty or not guilty of a charge. 5 allege as an excuse (plead insanity). 6 (often as pleading adj.) Make an appeal or entreaty (in a pleading voice). [anglo-french pleder: related to *plea]
    Pleading - n. (usu. In pl.) Formal statement of the cause of an action or defence.
    Red lead - n. Red form of lead oxide used as a pigment.
    Ringleader - n. Leading instigator of a crime, mischief, etc.
    Special pleading - n. Biased reasoning.
    Squadron leader - n. Commander of an raf squadron, next below wing commander.
    Unleaded - adj. (of petrol etc.) Without added lead.
    White lead - n. Mixture of lead carbonate and hydrated lead oxide used as pigment.

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