[ verb ] take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief" "can you take me to the main entrance?" "He conducted us to the palace"
Used in print(The New York Times,...)
Van_Brocklin , the quarterback who led the Eagles to the title , was signed by the Vikings last Wednesday .(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
The Major decided that , rather_than be led , the slugger could lead .
The Major decided that , rather_than be led , the slugger could lead .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
In searching for clues which might lead us to a fresh apprehension of the reality of spirit , the close connection between spirit and community is likely to prove the most fruitful .(Richard I. McCosh, "Recreation Site Selection"...)
The route to the park may lead people past them or display views of them .
[ verb ] result in
"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
Used in print(The Dallas Morning News,...)
These , he said , are `` two of the principal underlying causes for family breakups leading to ADC '' .(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
In affirming this we have already taken the decisive step in breaking the deadlock into which Bultmann 's attempt to formulate such a theology has led .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
**f is paramagnetic , and electron paramagnetic dipole as_well_as nuclear dipole effects lead to line broadening .
A number of semiempirical estimates by various workers lead to the conclusion that the **f bond becomes symmetric when the **f bond length is about 2.4 to 2.5 A , but aside from the possible example of nickel dimethylglyoxime there have been no convincing reports of symmetric **f bonds .(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
The data for the first day indicate a meteor_stream with a very high concentration of particles and may have led to the high estimates of micrometeorite flux .
[ verb ] tend to or result in
"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
Used in print("National Affairs"...)
`` The important thing from_now_on '' , he said , `` is not to mourn the past but to seize the future opportunity to prevent the loss in northern Viet_Nam from leading to the extension of Communism throughout Southeast_Asia '' .(Time, 77: 3...)
The debate led to a decision that Chicago needed neither a big name nor an experienced academic_administrator , but rather , as Trustee_Chairman_Glen_A._Lloyd put it , `` a top scholar in his own right '' - a bright light to lure other top scholars to Chicago .(Newark Evening News...)
Those watching the growing rivalry between craft_unions and industrial_unions may recognize all the pressures that led to the big labor split in 1935 .(The New York Times,...)
The evident contradiction between the rosy picture of Russia 's progress painted by the Communist_party 's program and the enormous dangers for all humanity posed by Premier_Khrushchev 's Berlin policy has already led to speculation abroad that the program may be severely altered .(The New York Times,...)
To achieve this destiny , acts as well as words are needed - not_only acts that lead to physical strength but also acts that lead to strength based on right doing and respect .
[ verb ] cause to undertake a certain action
"Her greed led her to forge the checks"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
This dissatisfaction led to Howsam 's request that the video not be terminated before the end of the game .(Jaroslav Pelikan, The Shape of Death: life, death and...)
This leads Irenaeus to the somewhat startling notion that Adam and Eve died on the same day that they disobeyed , namely , on a Friday , as a parallel to the death of Christ on Good_Friday ; he sees a parallel also to the Jewish day of preparation for the Sabbath .(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)
The x-ray data did not permit Douglass to determine uniquely the space group , but a negative test for piezoelectricity led him to assume a center of symmetry .(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)
In the audience a man named Ferguson lost his head and tried to rescue a little girl from the mob , on the same principle which had led Miss_Harris to demand water .
[ verb ] travel in front of; go in advance of others
: "The procession was headed by John"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune,...)
The son of a wealthy Evanston executive was fined $ 100 yesterday and forbidden to drive for 60 days for leading an Evanston policeman on a high speed chase over icy Evanston and Wilmette streets Jan. 20 .(The New York Times,...)
Our `` destiny '' in these perilous times should be to lead strongly in the pursuit of peace , with justice , under law .
To `` Monty '' , the American people , who in two previous world_wars were very reluctant to join the fight , `` now look_like the nation most likely to lead us all into a third_World War '' .(The Horseman and Fair World, 84:46...)
Hustler ( Knight_Dream-Torkin ) is a playful bay rascal of a colt , not the best gaited , but he surely can pace and is right_there with them , and sometimes leading them , in the best miles .(Frank Murphy, "New Southern Fiction: Urban or Ag...)
Such writers as William_Faulkner and Robert_Penn_Warren have led the field of somewhat less important writers in a sort_of post-bellum renaissance .
[ verb ] be in charge of
"Who is heading this project?"
Used in print(Booton Herndon, "From Custer to Korea, The 7th Cavalry"...)
He could lead a patrol and he knew his paper_work .(Kenneth Reiner, "Coping with Runaway Technology"...)
To perpetuate wealth control led by small groups of individuals who played no role in its creation prevents those with real initiative from coming_to_the_fore , and is basically anti democratic .
[ verb ] 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"
Used in print(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)
This is a common symptom and the cause usually is pressure on the nerve leading to the affected hand .(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
The face of one block contained a hole 1 16 '' in diameter which led to a manometer for the measurement of the normal pressure .(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)
She came to the ballroom and stood on the two carpeted steps that led down to it .
The road leading south along the river was shaded with old trees , and in the moonlight the silvery landscape was like a setting for trolls and wood gods rather_than the Hudson_River Valley of his boyhood memories .
A fringe of housing and gardens bearded the top of the heights , and behind it were sandy roads leading past farms and hayfields .
[ verb ] be ahead of others; be the first
"she topped her class every year"
Used in print(Edwin L. Bigelow and Nancy H. Otis,...)
In 1931 Mrs._F._H._Briggs , agent and chief operator , who was to retire in 1946 with thirty years ' service , led agency offices in sales for the year with $ 2490 .
[ verb ] be conducive to
"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
Used in print(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
Although the particular form of conceptualization which popular imagination had made in response to the experience of spirit was undoubtedly defective , the raw experience itself which led to such excesses remains with us as vividly as ever .
[ verb ] (music,performing arts) lead musicians in the performance of
"Bernstein conducted Mahler like no other conductor" "she cannot conduct modern pieces"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Richard_M._Forbes 's Paget , which had what seemed to be a substantial lead in the early stages , tired rapidly nearing the wire and was able to save place money only a head in_front of Glen_T._Hallowell 's Milties_Miss .(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The Yankee triumph made Ralph_Houk only the third man to lead a team to both a pennant and a World_Series victory in his first year as a manager .(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
As he leads the Neurenschatz_Skolkau_Orchestra , Schlek gives a tremendously inspired performance of both the Baslot and Rattzhenfuut concertos , including the controversial Tschilwyk cadenza , which was included at the conductor 's insistence .
[ noun ] an advantage held by a competitor in a race
: "he took the lead at the last turn"
Used in print(The Sun, [Baltimore],...)
Mills shot out in_front and kept the lead through two thirds of the race .(The Dallas Morning News,...)
The Broncs did hit two quick strikes in the final_period against the Texans , but Dallas had enough of a lead to hold them off .(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
The Bears took the lead in the first inning , as they did in Sunday 's opener , and never lagged .
The White_Sox had taken a 5 - 4 lead in the top of the sixth on a pair of pop_fly hits - a triple by Roy_Sievers and single by Camilo_Carreon - a walk and a sacrifice_fly .
Jim_Landis ' 380 - foot home_run over left in the first inning gave the Sox a 1 - 0 lead , but Harmon_Killebrew came_back in the bottom of the first with his second homer in two days with the walking Bob_Allison aboard .
[ noun ] (chemistry) a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray
"the children were playing with lead soldiers"
Used in print(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)
Whether the pair of Sudanese ivory carvings you lifted really possess the juju to turn your livers to lead , as a dealer in Khartoum assured me , I am not competent to say .
[ verb ] pass or spend
"lead a good life"
Used in print(David Boroff, "Jewish Teen-Age Culture"...)
What is noteworthy about this large group of teen-agers is that , although their attitudes hardly differentiate them from their gentile counterparts , they actually lead their lives in a vast self_enclosed Jewish cosmos with relatively little contact with the non Jewish world .(Charles Wharton Stork, "Verner von Heidenstam"...)
He is utterly disappointed in himself and in the desultory life he has been leading .(Morley Callaghan, A Passion in Rome....)
She showed no interest at_all in the life he had led back home , and it hurt him a_little .
[ verb ] lead. extend, or afford access
"This door goes to the basement" "The road runs South"
Used in print(Hugh Kelly and Ted Ziehe, "Glossary Lookup Made Easy"...)
Thus , when more_than one distinct form leads to a particular cell in the X-region , a chain of information cells must be created to accommodate the forms , one cell in the chain for each form .
If * * f leads to an address * * f that is equal to the address computed from * * f , even though * * f does not match * * f , the chain of information cells is extended from * * f by storing the address of the next available cell in the Y-region , * * f , in * * f .(Breni James, Nights of the Kill....)
The safe at Ingleside_District_Station stands next to the gum machine in a narrow passageway that leads to Captain_Harris 's office ( to the left ) , the lieutenant 's office ( farther along and to the left ) and the janitor 's supply_closet ( straight ahead ) .(Peter Field, Rattlesnake Ridge....)
Toward the west this depression led toward a draw .
[ noun ] evidence pointing to a possible solution
"the police are following a promising lead" "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
Used in print(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)
Motion_picture cameras had been installed to film the audience , the reservation list was being checked_out name by name , and a special detail was already at_work in the parking_lot scrutinizing automobiles for a possible lead .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)
More_than creatures of metropolitan forces , the churches have taken the lead in counteracting the interdependence of metropolitan life , crystallizing and perpetuating the stratification of peoples , giving form to the struggle for social homogeneity in a world of heterogeneous peoples .(Committee for Economic Development, Distressed...)
State_governments have been taking the lead in establishing area vocational_schools , but their focus is still on area job opportunities .(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
All that is needed is for one man to feel self-confident enough to take the lead .
[ verb ] move ahead (of others) in time or space
Used in print(St. Louis Post-Dispatch,...)
Mantle , the bull-necked blond switch-hitter , had one sensational triple-crown_season , 1959 , when he batted .365 and also led the American_League in home_runs , 52 , and RBIs , 130 .
[ noun ] (fine art,writing) the introductory section of a story
"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
Used in print(Gerald Green, The Heartless Light....)
Once , Andrus walked by it , hastily scanned the bold black headline and the five column lead of the article ( by Duane_Bosch , staff correspondent - age not given ) , and muttered : `` We a buncha national celebrities '' .
[ verb ] cause something to pass or lead somewhere
"Run the wire behind the cabinet"
Used in print(The Department of State: A Fresh Look at the...)
For , if so , the path leads through a complex process of parliamentary diplomacy which adds still another dimension to the problem .
[ noun ] the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
Used in print(Donald J. Plantz, Sweeney Squadron....)
He took a lead on the enemy , using a distance of five of the radii in his circular sight and_then added another .