Textual thesaurus for "lead"

(noun) jumper cable, jumper lead, booster cable

a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads

(noun) pencil lead

mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

(noun) leading

thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

(noun) leash, tether

restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

(noun) spark advance

the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

(noun) track, trail

evidence pointing to a possible solution

the police are following a promising lead; the trail led straight to the perpetrator

(noun) lead-in, lede

the introductory section of a story

it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter

(noun) lead story

a news story of major importance

(noun) confidential information, wind, tip, steer, hint

an indication of potential opportunity

he got a tip on the stock market; a good lead for a job

(noun) principal, star

an actor who plays a principal role

(noun) 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

(verb) moderate, chair

preside over

John moderated the discussion

(verb) direct, conduct

lead, as in the performance of a composition

conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

(verb) precede

move ahead (of others) in time or space

(verb) head

travel in front of; go in advance of others

The procession was headed by John

(verb) direct, conduct, guide, take

take somebody somewhere

We lead him to our chief; can you take me to the main entrance?; He conducted us to the palace

(verb) head

be in charge of

Who is heading this project?

(verb) conduce, contribute

be conducive to

The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing

(verb) leave, result

have as a result or residue

The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

(verb) extend, run, go, pass

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

(verb) go

lead, extend, or afford access

This door goes to the basement; The road runs South

(verb) run

cause something to pass or lead somewhere

Run the wire behind the cabinet

(verb) top

be ahead of others; be the first

she topped her class every year