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Part of Speech: noun
Results: 35
1. An article made of lead or an alloy of lead
3. A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing.
4. Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs; hence, pl., a roof covered with lead sheets or terne plates.
5. A small cylinder of black lead or plumbago, used in pencils.
6. The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction; as, to take the lead; to be under the lead of another.
7. precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; as, the white horse had the lead; a lead of a boat's length, or of half a second.
10. A lode.
13. the distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
16. A mark or a short passage in one voice part, as of a canon, serving as a cue for the entrance of others.
17. The excess above a right angle in the angle between two consecutive cranks, as of a compound engine, on the same shaft.
18. In spiral screw threads, worm wheels, or the like, the amount of advance of any point in the spiral for a complete turn.
19. A conductor conveying electricity, as from a dynamo.
20. The angle between the line joining the brushes of a continuous- current dynamo and the diameter symmetrical between the poles.
21. The advance of the current phase in an alternating circuit beyond that of the electromotive force producing it.
22. A rle for a leading man or leading woman; also, one who plays such a rle.
23. One of the elements, a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished. It is both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity, and is used for tubes, sheets, bullets, etc. Its specific gravity is 11. 37. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic weight, 206. 4. Symbol Pb ( L. Plumbum). It is chiefly obtained from the mineral galena, lead sulphide.
24. In an internal- combustion engine, the distance, measured in actual length of piston stroke or the corresponding angular displacement of the crank, of the piston from the end of the compression stroke when ignition takes place; -- called in full lead of the ignition. When ignition takes place during the working stroke the corresponding distance from the commencement of the stroke is called negative lead.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; - used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
2. To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
3. To guide or conduct with the hand, or by means of some physical contact connection; as, a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man.
6. To go or to be in advance of; to precede; hence, to be foremost or chief among; as, the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages.
9. To begin a game, round, or trick, with; as, to lead trumps; the double five was led.
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