Definition of lead:

part of speech: verb

To guide; to conduct; to go before to show the way; to have a tendency to; to spend or use, as to spend a pleasant life or day; to draw; to entice; to induce.

part of speech: verb

To cover with lead; in printing, to widen the spaces between the lines by inserting leads, or slips of type- metal.

part of speech: noun

A soft metal of a bluish- grey colour; the plummet or piece of lead attached to a long string or cord, used in sounding at sea; a slip of type- metal.

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