Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (n) lead (an advantage held by a competitor in a race) "he took the lead at the last turn"
- S: (n) lead, Pb, atomic number 82 (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"
- S: (n) lead, track, trail (evidence pointing to a possible solution) "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
- S: (n) lead (a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (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"
- S: (n) 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))
- S: (n) lead, lead-in, lede (the introductory section of a story) "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
- S: (n) lead ((sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning)
- S: (n) star, principal, lead (an actor who plays a principal role)
- S: (n) lead ((baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base) "he took a long lead off first"
- S: (n) tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint (an indication of potential opportunity) "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
- S: (n) lead, lead story (a news story of major importance)
- S: (n) spark advance, lead (the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine)
- S: (n) leash, tether, lead (restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal)
- S: (n) lead, leading (thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing)
- S: (n) lead, pencil lead (mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil)
- S: (n) jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cable (a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire) "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
- S: (n) lead (the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge) "the lead was in the dummy"
- S: (v) lead, take, direct, conduct, guide (take somebody somewhere) "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
- S: (v) leave, result, lead (produce as a result or residue) "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
- S: (v) lead (tend to or result in) "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
- S: (v) lead, head (travel in front of; go in advance of others) "The procession was headed by John"
- S: (v) lead (cause to undertake a certain action) "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
- S: (v) run, go, pass, lead, extend (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"
- S: (v) head, lead (be in charge of) "Who is heading this project?"
- S: (v) lead, top (be ahead of others; be the first) "she topped her class every year"
- S: (v) contribute, lead, conduce (be conducive to) "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
- S: (v) conduct, lead, direct (lead, as in the performance of a composition) "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- S: (v) go, lead (lead, extend, or afford access) "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South"
- S: (v) precede, lead (move ahead (of others) in time or space)
- S: (v) run, lead (cause something to pass or lead somewhere) "Run the wire behind the cabinet"
- S: (v) moderate, chair, lead (preside over) "John moderated the discussion"