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Idioms for lead

Origin of lead

1
before 900; Middle English leden,Old English lǣdan (causative of līthan to go, travel); cognate with Dutch leiden,German leiten,Old Norse leitha

synonym study for lead

1. See guide.

Definition for lead (2 of 2)

lead2
[ led ]
/ lɛd /

noun

verb (used with object)

adjective

made of or containing lead: a lead pipe; a lead compound.

Origin of lead

2
before 900; Middle English lede,Old English lēad; cognate with Dutch lood,Old Frisian lād lead, German Lot plummet

OTHER WORDS FROM lead

leadless, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lead

lead , led.
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British Dictionary definitions for lead (1 of 2)

lead1
/ (liːd) /

verb leads, leading or led (lɛd)

noun

Word Origin for lead

Old English lǣdan; related to līthan to travel, Old High German līdan to go

British Dictionary definitions for lead (2 of 2)

lead2
/ (lɛd) /

noun

verb (tr)

Derived forms of lead

leadless, adjectiveleady, adjective

Word Origin for lead

Old English; related to Dutch lood, German Lot
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Medical definitions for lead (1 of 2)

lead 11
[ lēd ]

n.

Any of the conductors designed to detect changes in electrical potential when situated in or on the body and connected to an instrument that registers and records these changes, such as an electrocardiograph.
A record made from the current supplied by one of these conductors.

Medical definitions for lead (2 of 2)

lead 22
[ lĕd ]

n. Symbol Pb

A soft ductile dense metallic element. Atomic number 82.
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Scientific definitions for lead

lead
[ lĕd ]

Pb

A soft, ductile, heavy, bluish-gray metallic element that is extracted chiefly from galena. It is very durable and resistant to corrosion and is a poor conductor of electricity. Lead is used to make radiation shielding and containers for corrosive substances. It was once commonly used in pipes, solder, roofing, paint, and antiknock compounds in gasoline, but its use in these products has been curtailed because of its toxicity. Atomic number 82; atomic weight 207.2; melting point 327.5°C; boiling point 1,744°C; specific gravity 11.35; valence 2, 4. See Periodic Table. See Note at element.
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Idioms and Phrases with lead

lead

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