Meaning : An advantage held by a competitor in a race.
He took the lead at the last turn.
Meaning : A position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead').
He takes the lead in any group.
We were just waiting for someone to take the lead.
They didn't follow our lead.
Meaning : The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile).
Meaning : (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning.
Meaning : (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base.
He took a long lead off first.
Meaning : A news story of major importance.
Synonyms : lead story
Meaning : The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine.
Synonyms : spark advance
Meaning : Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.
Synonyms : leading
Meaning : Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness. The marking substance in a pencil.
Synonyms : pencil lead
Meaning : The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge.
The lead was in the dummy.
Meaning : Tend to or result in.
This remark lead to further arguments among the guests.
Meaning : Travel in front of. Go in advance of others.
The procession was headed by John.
Synonyms : head
Meaning : Cause to undertake a certain action.
Her greed led her to forge the checks.
Meaning : 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.
Meaning : Be in charge of.
Who is heading this project?.
Synonyms : head
Meaning : Be ahead of others. Be the first.
She topped her class every year.
Synonyms : top
Meaning : Lead, extend, or afford access.
This door goes to the basement.
The road runs South.
Synonyms : go
Meaning : Move ahead (of others) in time or space.
Synonyms : precede
Meaning : Cause something to pass or lead somewhere.
Run the wire behind the cabinet.
Synonyms : run