lead

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lead is part of the Basic English 850.
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Pronunciation[change]

noun
verb

Homophones[change]

noun

Noun[change]

Singular
lead

Plural
leads

  1. (countable) A lead is a wire or strap attached to something.
    The dog can't go far because it's on a short lead.
    Attach this lead to one end of the battery.
  2. (uncountable) Lead is a very heavy gray metal. It's a chemical symbol is Pb.
    This box is so heavy, it feels as if it's full of lead.

Verb[change]

Plain form
lead

Third person singular
leads

Simple past
led

Past participle
led

Present participle
leading

  1. Someone is leading other people if the person is going first and the other people are following or coming after.
    Please lead us to the house, because you know how to go there.
  2. Showing or telling other people what to do.
    He moves that little stick in the air to lead the people making music.

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