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lead /liːd/ verb (past tense and past participle led /led/)
lead noun
lead /led/ noun

Irregular Forms: (led)


symb: Pb ، کابل هادی ، هدایت نمودن ، سوق دادن وادار کردن ، جلو بردن تیر از هدف ، پایی که در پرش از روی مانع زودتر از پای دیگر بلند می شود ، تقدم (فاز) ، زاویه سبقت ، بست اتصال ، قطب اتصال ، سیم اتصال ، سیم واسطه ، زاویه پیشگیری ، سبقت ، هادی
(n.vt.& adj.) سرب ، شاقول گلوله ، رنگ سربی ، سرب پوش کردن ، سرب گرفتن ، باسرب اندودن
(adj.vi.vt.&n.) راهنمایی ، سرمشق ، تقدم ، راه اب ، مدرک ، رهبری کردن ، بردن ، راهنمایی کردن ، هدایت کردن ، سوق دادن ، بران داشتن ، منجر شدن ، پیش افت ، علوم مهندسی: سرب ، الکترونیک: رابط برق ، معماری: سرب ، قانون ـ فقه: ریاست داشتن بر ، شیمی: سرب ، بازرگانی: هدایت ، ورزش: پرش طول یا پرش یا نیزه با پای معین ، علوم هوایی: فلز سرب ، علوم نظامی: غلاف هادی
مهندسی صنایع: تقدم ، پیش افت الکترونیک: symb: Pb، سرب ، شیمی: رهبری ، هدایت ، تجارت خارجی: کابل هادی ، هادی ، سرب ، علوم مهندسی: رهبری کردن ، هدایت نمودن ، سوق دادن وادار کردن ، ریاست داشتن بر ، حقوق : جلو بردن تیر از هدف ، پایی که در پرش از روی مانع زودتر از پای دیگر بلند می شود ، پرش طول یا پرش یا نیزه با پای معین ، ورزشی: تقدم ، فاز : ، فلز سرب ، هواپیمایی: سرب ، معماری: زاویه سبقت ، رهبری کردن ، راهنمایی ، هدایت کردن ، بست اتصال ، قطب اتصال ، سیم اتصال ، سیم واسطه ، زاویه پیشگیری ، سبقت ، هادی ، غلاف هادی ، علوم نظامی: سرب ، رابط برق ، الکترونیک: )n.vt.and adj.(: سرب ، شاقول گلوله ، رنگ سربی ، سرب پوش کردن ، سرب گرفتن ، باسرب اندودن ، : )adj.vi.vt.andn.( راهنمایی ، رهبری ، هدایت ، سرمشق ، تقدم ، راه اب ، مدرک ، رهبری کردن ، بردن ، راهنمایی کردن ، هدایت کردن ، سوق دادن ، بران داشتن ، منجر شدن ، پیش افت

[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

lead
[verb]
Synonyms:
- guide, conduct, escort, pilot, precede, show the way, steer, usher
- persuade, cause, dispose, draw, incline, induce, influence, prevail, prompt
- command, direct, govern, head, manage, preside over, supervise
- be ahead (of), blaze a trail, come first, exceed, excel, outdo, outstrip, surpass, transcend
- live, experience, have, pass, spend, undergo
- result in, bring on, cause, contribute, produce
[noun]
Synonyms:
- first place, precedence, primacy, priority, supremacy, vanguard
- advantage, edge, margin, start
- example, direction, guidance, leadership, model
- clue, hint, indication, suggestion
- leading role, principal, protagonist, title role
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- main, chief, first, foremost, head, leading, premier, primary, prime, principal
Antonyms: follow
Contrasted words: drive, impel, coerce, compel, constrain, force, oblige
Related Words: get, induce, persuade, prevail
English Thesaurus: actor, actress, star, the star, co-star, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. lead1 S1 W1 /liːd/ verb (past tense and past participle led /led/)
[Word Family: noun: lead, leader, leadership; adjective: lead, leading; verb: lead]
[Language: Old English; Origin: lædan]

1. TAKE SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE [intransitive and transitive] to take someone somewhere by going in front of them while they follow, or by pulling them gently
lead somebody to/into etc something
A nurse took her arm and led her to a chair.
The horses were led to safety.
lead somebody away/down etc
She was led away from the courtroom in tears.
The manager led the way through the office.

2. GO IN FRONT [intransitive and transitive] to go in front of a line of people or vehicles:
A firetruck was leading the parade.

3. BE IN CHARGE [intransitive and transitive] to be in charge of an organization, country, or team, or a group of people who are trying to do something:
He has led the party for over twenty years.
Some people say she is too old to lead the country (=be in charge of its government).
Beckham led his team to victory.
lead an investigation/inquiry/campaign
The investigation will be led by Inspector Scarfe.
They are leading a campaign to warn teenagers about the dangers of drug abuse.
lead a revolt/rebellion/coup etc
The rebellion was led by the King’s brother.
lead an attack/assault
Nelson preferred to lead the attack himself from the front.
a man who was born to lead
a communist-led strike

4. CAUSE SOMETHING TO HAPPEN [intransitive and transitive] to cause something to happen or cause someone to do something
lead to
the events that led to the start of the First World War
A degree in English could lead to a career in journalism.
lead somebody into something
Her trusting nature often led her into trouble.
lead somebody to do something
What led him to kill his wife?
lead to somebody doing something
His actions could lead to him losing his job.

5. CAUSE SOMEBODY TO BELIEVE SOMETHING [transitive] to make someone believe something, especially something that is not true
lead somebody to believe/expect/understand something
He had led everyone to believe that his family was very wealthy.
The hotel was terrible, and not at all what we had been led to expect.
Our research led us to the conclusion that the present system is unfair.

6. INFLUENCE [transitive] to influence someone to make them do something that is wrong
lead somebody into something
His brother led him into a life of crime.
He’s not a bad boy. He’s just easily led (=it is easy for other people to persuade him to do things that he should not do).

7. BE MORE SUCCESSFUL [transitive] to be more successful than other people, companies, or countries in a particular activity
lead the world/market/pack/field
US companies lead the world in biotechnology.
lead the way (=be the first to do something, and show other people how to do it)
The Swedes have led the way in data protection.leading1(1)

8. BE WINNING [intransitive and transitive] to be winning a game, competition etc Antonym : lose:
At half-time, Brazil led 1–0.
With 15 laps to go, Schumacher led the race.
The polls showed Clinton leading Bush 55 percent to 34 percent.
lead by ten points/two goals etc
Nadal was leading by two sets.

9. PATH/DOOR ETC [intransitive, transitive always + adverb/preposition] used to say where a path, wire etc goes or what place is on the other side of a door
lead to/towards
The path led down to a small lake.
lead from/out of
the major artery leading from the heart
lead into
the door leading into the hallway
lead somebody to/into something
The riverside path leads visitors to a small chapel.

10. LIFE [transitive] if you lead a particular kind of life, that is what your life is like
lead a normal/quiet/busy etc life
If the operation succeeds, Carly will be able to lead a normal life.
He has led a charmed life (=been very fortunate).
lead a life of luxury/poverty etc
lead the life of a ...
She now leads the life of a recluse.
lead a double life (=deceive people by keeping different parts of your life separate and not letting anyone know the whole truth)
Joe had been leading a double life, seeing an ex-model while his wife believed he was on business.
They lead a nomadic existence.

11. DISCUSSION ETC [transitive always + adverb/preposition] to control the way a discussion, conversation etc develops:
I tried to lead the conversation back to the subject of money.

12. lead somebody up the garden path informal to deliberately deceive someone

13. lead somebody astray
a) to encourage someone to do bad or immoral things which they would not normally do
b) to make someone believe something that is not true

14. lead nowhere/not lead anywhere to not produce any useful result:
So far police investigations seem to have led nowhere.

15. lead by example to show the people you are in charge of what you want them to do by doing it yourself:
The best managers lead by example.

16. lead somebody by the nose to influence someone so much that you can completely control everything that they do:
Politicians think they can easily lead people by the nose.

17. this/that leads (me) to something used to introduce a new subject that is connected to the previous one:
That leads me to my final point. Where are we going to get the money?

18. somebody has their own life to lead used to say that someone wants to be able to live their life independently, without having to do things that other people want them to do

19. lead somebody a merry old dance/a right old dance British English to cause a lot of problems or worries for someone

20. market-led/export-led etc most influenced by the market, by exports etc:
an export-led economic recovery

21. lead the eye if a picture, view etc leads the eye in a particular direction, it makes you look in that direction:
marble columns that lead the eye upward

22. CARD GAME [intransitive and transitive] to play a particular card as your first card in one part of a card game

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. lead2 S2 W2 noun

1. the lead the first position in a race or competition:
She was in the lead from start to finish.
The Canadians went into the lead after only 30 seconds.
The goal put Holland into the lead.
The Bears took the lead for the first time this season.

2. [singular] the amount or distance by which one competitor is ahead of another:
The Chicago Bulls had a narrow lead (=were winning by a small number of points).
lead over
The Socialists now have a commanding lead over their opponents.

3. [singular] if someone follows someone else’s lead, they do the same as the other person has done:
Other countries are likely to follow the U.S.'s lead.
The Government should give industry a lead in tackling racism (=show what other people should do).
The black population in the 1960s looked to Ali for a lead (=looked to him to show them what they should do).

4. take the lead (in doing something) to be the first to start doing something or be most active in doing something:
The U.S. took the lead in declaring war on terrorism.

5. [countable] a piece of information that may help you to solve a crime or mystery Synonym : clue:
The police have checked out dozens of leads, but have yet to find the killer.

6. [countable] the main acting part in a play, film etc, or the main actor
play the lead/the lead role
He will play the lead role in Hamlet.
Powers was cast in the lead role (=he was chosen to play it).
the male/female lead
They were having trouble casting the female lead.
the film’s romantic lead

7. lead singer/guitarist etc the main singer, guitarist etc in a group
lead singer/guitarist etc of/with
the lead singer of Nirvana

8. [countable] British English a piece of rope, leather, or chain for holding or controlling a dog Synonym : leash
on a lead
All dogs must be kept on a lead.

9. [countable] British English a wire used to connect a piece of electrical equipment to the power supply Synonym : cord American Englishjump leads

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

III. lead3 /led/ noun

1. [uncountable] a soft heavy grey metal that melts easily and is poisonous, used to cover roofs, or in the past, for water pipes. It is a chemical element: symbol Pb

2. [uncountable and countable] the central part of a pencil that makes the marks when you write

3. go down like a lead balloon informal if a suggestion or joke goes down like a lead balloon, people do not like it at all

4. [uncountable] American English old-fashioned bullets:
They filled him full of lead.

5. leads [plural]
a) sheets of lead used for covering a roof
b) narrow pieces of lead used for holding small pieces of glass together to form a window

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

lead1
/li:d/ noun
I. example set by sb's behaviour
ADJ. moral
VERB + LEAD give, take The government should give a lead in tackling racism.
follow
PREP. ~ in We should follow their lead in banning chemical weapons.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead1
II. position ahead of other people
ADJ. big, clear, comfortable, commanding, good, strong | narrow | overall | early
VERB + LEAD be in, have She has a narrow lead over the other runners.
go into, move into, take They took an early lead.
build up, establish The team has now built up a commanding lead.
hold, maintain | lose | regain They regained the lead with only a few minutes left to play.
put sb/sth (back) into | extend, increase Sheffield increased their lead just before half time.
give
PREP. in/into the ~ struggling to stay in the lead
~ over This win gives the team a two-point lead over their closest rival.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead1
III. main part in a play, show, etc.
ADJ. romantic | female, male
VERB + LEAD play Her big break came when she was chosen to play the lead in a Broadway musical.
LEAD + NOUN role | singer | guitar, guitarist

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead1
IV. clue
ADJ. good | new | possible The police are following every possible lead.
VERB + LEAD have | follow, pursue | give
PREP. ~ on leads on the murderer's identity

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead2
/li:d/ verb
I. show the way
ADV. back, on ‘Lead on!’ said Arnold.
VERB + LEAD help (to) Five people helping to lead a convoy of aid are feared dead.
allow sb to, let sb Let me lead the way.
PREP. along, down, into, out of, through, to, etc. She led them along a dark corridor to a small room.
PHRASES lead the way You lead the way and we'll follow.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead2
II. go to a place
ADV. directly | back, down, up An old track led back through the wood.
nowhere, somewhere (often figurative) Often there are discoveries which lead nowhere.
PREP. from, onto The gardens lead directly onto a beach.
to a path leading from the village to the old church

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead2
III. cause
ADV. normally, usually | inevitably, inexorably Industrialization inevitably led to the expansion of the urban working class.
(almost) certainly, undoubtedly | not necessarily The use of soft drugs does not necessarily lead to a progression to hard drugs.
automatically Business success does not automatically lead to financial success.
naturally Discussion of a client's tax affairs will lead naturally into consideration of investment options.
directly | indirectly | eventually, ultimately
VERB + LEAD can/could (easily/only), may/might (well), must Sugar and fat can more easily lead to obesity than some other foods. The carbon tax might well lead to a doubling of prices for fossil fuels.
appear to, seem to | be expected to, be likely to, tend to Worrying about your weight is more likely to lead to comforting yourself with a piece of chocolate.
be bound to
PREP. to the events that led eventually to war

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead3
/led/ noun
ADJ. molten
VERB + LEAD be made of
LEAD + NOUN pipe, piping | paint | shot | poisoning | content, levels | industry, mine, miner, mining

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

lead
verb
BAD: Ali asked us if we would lead him to the theatre one night.
GOOD: Ali asked us if we would take him to the theatre one night.
BAD: After breakfast I led my daughter to school as usual.
GOOD: After breakfast I took my daughter to school as usual.

Usage Note:
BRING · TAKE · LEAD · SEND · FETCH · CARRY · COLLECT · PICK UP
Bring means ‘come with sb/sth’ (NOT ‘go’): ‘Could you bring me a glass of water, please?’ ‘I’ll see you tomorrow at the club, and remember to bring your tennis racket!’
Take means ‘go with sb/sth’ (NOT ‘come’): ‘You take the shopping indoors and I’ll put the car away.’ ‘When I go on holiday, I like to take a good book with me.’
You usually take someone home, to school or to a cinema/restaurant/airport etc (NOT bring/lead/send/carry ): ‘Lucy took us to Stratford to see a play.’ ‘If you need a lift to the station, as Peter to take you.’
Lead If you lead someone to a place, you guide them there by walking in front of them, holding them by the arm, etc: ‘Some blind people like to be led across the road.’ ‘The children led me through the wood to their secret hiding place.’
Send If you send a person somewhere, you tell them to go there. You do not go with them: ‘My company sends one of us to Singapore every six months.’
Fetch If you fetch something, you go the place where it is and come back with it: ‘We waited at reception while the porter fetched our luggage.’
Carry If you go somewhere with something in your hands, in your arms, on your back etc, you carry it: ‘She carried her chair into the garden and sat in the sun.’ ‘In some countries women carry their babies on their backs.’
Collect/fetch If you collect or fetch someone (from somewhere), you go there and bring them back with you: ‘I have to collect the children from school at 4 o’clock.’
Pick up If you pick up someone (at a place), you go to the place where they are waiting, usually in a car or other vehicle, and then take them somewhere: ‘I’ll pick you up at your house just after seven. That gives us half an hour go get to the stadium.’

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

lead
̈ɪled
See: get the lead out of one's pants.
see: all roads lead to rome
, blind leading the blind

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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