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He could lead if he would get the lead out.
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lead (LEED) (verb)
1. To guide or to direct by going ahead or advancing first: The natives will lead us through the jungle.
2. To take action towards a goal: The contract negotiations with the union should lead to a settlement of grievances.
lead (LEED) (noun)
1. The introductory news story of importance: The lead in the morning edition of the paper was about the fire in the factory.
2. A length of rope or cord measured from end to end: The lead for the pony was short so the groom could guide it in a circle.
lead (LED) (noun)
A soft, gray metal (Pb) that is used for solder, in batteries, and in shields for radiation purposes: Before having an X-ray, the technician placed a shield of lead over the patient’s throat.

Karin's heart felt like lead when she heard the news of the accident that her friend was in.

led (LED) (verb)
1. Guided or advanced: Shawn and his friends were led through the crowd to a nice table in the restaurant.
2. To have completed action towards a goal: The path up the mountain led to the summit from which we had a glorious view.
LED (LED) (adjective)
When capitalized, LED is an acronym for "Light Emitting Diode" which is a semiconductor diode used in electronic displays; such as, a digital watch: Lottie says it is easy to read her small LED timepiece.

In the past, Craig led in this kind of race but now, if he wants to lead, he will have to quit dragging his feet as if they were made of lead.

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(Greek: usually a suffix meaning: lead, leading, leading forth, guide, guiding; bring, take; promoting, stimulating)
(Anglo-Saxon: lead; the symbol is from the Latin plumbum, "lead")
(Modern Latin: chemical element; from Greek, molybdos, "lead"; metal)
(Greek > Modern Latin: lead [the metal])
(Latin: lead, the metal; Pb)
(Latin: to set in motion, to hurry, to shake; to drive; to do, to act; to lead, to conduct, to guide)
(Greek: struggle, a contest, to contend for a prize; also, to lead, set in motion, drive, conduct, guide, govern; to do, to act; by extension, pain)
(Latin: to lead, leading; bringing; to take; to draw along or out)
(Latin: a suffix; from agere to set in motion, to drive, to lead; to do, to act)
(Latin: make right, adjust, remedy; make straight; to lead, put in a straight line; to rule)
(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)
Word Entries containing the term: “lead
electrocardiographic lead
1. An electrode placed o a part of the body and connected to an electrocardiograph.
2. A record, made by the electrocardiograph, which varies with the site of the electrode.
electroencephalographic lead
A pair of terminals that measures the potential differences resulting from cerebral activities between two points on the skull.
lead encephalopathy
Consequences ranging from cognitive impairment in children to peripheral neuropathy in adults.

While occupational exposure among workers at smelters or battery recycling plants remains an occasional problem, the greatest public health problem at the present time is exposure of young children to decaying fragments of leaded paint.

lead-pipe rigidity
1. Constant resistance to a passive movement of a limb throughout the entire range of movement, as when trying to bend a lead pipe.
2. The generalized nervous disorder marked by symptoms of trembling limbs and muscular rigidity as seen in parkinsonism (a syndrome similar to Parkinson disease; for example, as a side effect of an antipsychotic drug).

Parkinson disease: a slowly progressive neurologic disease characterized by a fixed unexpressive face, a tremor (shaking) when at rest, slowing of voluntary movements, walking with short fast steps, a peculiar posture and muscle weakness, caused by degeneration of an area of the brain called the basal ganglia, and by low production of the neurotransmitter dopamine.

Most patients are over fifty, but at least ten percent are under forty. It is also known as paralysis agitans and shaking palsy.

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lead, leash
A strap, cord, or chain attached to the collar or harness that is used for restraining or for leading a dog.
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lead-acid battery, lead acid battery
A general category that includes batteries with plates made of pure lead, lead-antimony, or lead-calcium immersed in an acid electrolyte.
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