OTHER WORDS FROM ledun·led, adjective well-led, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH ledlead led
Definition for led (2 of 4)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LEDLCD LED
Definition for led (3 of 4)
verb (used with object), led, lead·ing.
verb (used without object), led, lead·ing.
- the principal part in a play.
- the person who plays it.
- the act or right of playing first, as in a round.
- the card, suit, etc., so played.
- a short summary serving as an introduction to a news story, article, or other copy.
- the main and often most important news story.
- the direction of a rope, wire, or chain.
- Also called leader. any of various devices for guiding a running rope.
- a lode.
- an auriferous deposit in an old riverbed.
- to take the initiative; begin.
- Baseball. to be the first player in the batting order or the first batter in an inning.
- to induce to follow an unwise course of action; mislead.
- to cause or encourage to believe something that is not true.
- to make a beginning.
- to escort a partner to begin a dance: He led her out and they began a rumba.
Origin of lead1
SYNONYMS FOR lead
synonym study for lead
Definition for led (4 of 4)
verb (used with object)
Origin of lead2
OTHER WORDS FROM leadlead·less, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH leadlead led
Example sentences from the Web for led
Seventy-two adults between the ages of 18 and 50 are participating in the trial, led by the pediatrics department at Oxford.
So I drove around the corner to the trailhead of the logging road that led back to the crash site.The 7-Year-Old Plane Crash Survivor’s Brutal Journey Through the Woods |James Higdon |January 7, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
The advisers, led by Suleimani, included none other than Taghavi.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq |IranWire |January 6, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
But those strands of his identity are all wound around the conspiracy that led him back to Gambia for the first time in 23 years.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country |Jacob Siegel |January 6, 2015 |DAILY BEAST
Their claims have led to both academic controversy and localized conflict.
Fenton led the way into the smoking-room, selected a couple of chairs in the further corner, then held out his cigar case.People of Position |Stanley Portal Hyatt
But historical geology alone could never have led to the dynamical phase of modern biology.The Story of the Living Machine |H. W. Conn
The girl slipped away from him, reached the staircase that led to the lower floor, and bounded down.The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer |Eugne Sue
They appeared as if one horse had been mounted, and the other led.Astoria |Washington Irving
The little girl had not yet been to church, and he had led her to expect something marvellous.The Making of William Edwards |Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
British Dictionary definitions for led (1 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for led (2 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for led (3 of 4)
verb leads, leading or led (lɛd)
- British to play first violin in (an orchestra)
- (intr) (of an instrument or voice) to be assigned an important entry in a piece of music
- to pass or spendI lead a miserable life
- to cause to pass a life of a particular kindto lead a person a dog's life
- the first, foremost, or most prominent place
- (as modifier)lead singer
- the principal news story in a newspaperthe scandal was the lead in the papers
- the opening paragraph of a news story
- (as modifier)lead story
- one's habitual attacking punch
- a blow made with this
Word Origin for lead
British Dictionary definitions for led (4 of 4)
- thin sheets or strips of lead used as a roof covering
- a flat or low-pitched roof covered with such sheets
- graphite or a mixture containing graphite, clay, etc, used for drawing
- a thin stick of this material, esp the core of a pencil
Derived forms of leadleadless, adjective leady, adjective
Word Origin for lead
Scientific definitions for led (1 of 2)
Scientific definitions for led (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with led
In addition to the idioms beginning with lead
- lead a chase
- lead a dog's life
- lead a double life
- lead by the nose
- lead down the garden path
- leading light
- leading question
- lead off
- lead on
- lead one to
- lead the way
- lead up the garden path
- lead up to
- lead with one's chin
- all roads lead to Rome
- blind leading the blind
- get the lead out of
- go over (like a lead balloon)
- put lead in one's pencil
- you can lead a horse to water