English dictionary definition of:



  • the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
  • a position of leadership (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


  • 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
  • have 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


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Scrabble score for lead

Scrabble score = 5

generated at 22:08:33 on 18-11-19

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