Dictionary search results

Showing 1-50 of 284 results

lead1 US English

Cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc., while moving forward

lead2 US English

A heavy, bluish-gray, soft, ductile metal, the chemical element of atomic number 82. It has been used in roofing, plumbing, ammunition, storage batteries, radiation shields, etc., and its compounds have been used in crystal glass, as an antiknock agent in gasoline, and (formerly) in paints

the lead in lead1 US English

A position of advantage in a contest; first place

Pb in lead2 US English

A heavy, bluish-gray, soft, ductile metal, the chemical element of atomic number 82. It has been used in roofing, plumbing, ammunition, storage batteries, radiation shields, etc., and its compounds have been used in crystal glass, as an antiknock agent in gasoline, and (formerly) in paints

lead-in US English

An introduction or preamble that allows one to move smoothly on to the next part of something

lead-up US English

An event, point, or sequence that leads up to something else

jump lead US English

British term for jumper cable.

red lead US English

A red form of lead oxide used as a pigment

lead off US English

Start

lead-acid US English

Denoting a secondary cell or battery in which the electrodes are plates or grids of lead (or lead alloy) immersed in dilute sulfuric acid. The anode is coated with lead dioxide and the cathode with spongy lead

lead foot US English

A tendency to drive fast

lead-free US English

(Of gasoline) unleaded

lead-off US English

(Of an action) beginning a series or a process

lead shot US English

another term for shot333.

lead time US English

The time between the initiation and completion of a production process

white lead US English

A white pigment consisting of a mixture of lead carbonate and lead hydroxide

lead-footed US English

Slow; clumsy

lead glass US English

Glass containing a substantial proportion of lead oxide, making it more refractive

lead pencil US English

A pencil of graphite enclosed in wood

lead someone on in lead1 US English

Mislead or deceive someone, especially into believing that one is in love with or attracted to them

lead up to in lead1 US English

Immediately precede

lead up to US English

Immediately precede

lead article US English

The principal article in a newspaper or magazine

lead balloon US English

(Of something said or written) be poorly received

lead crystal US English

another term for lead glass.

lead-swinger US English

A person who shirks their duty; an idler

tetraethyl lead US English

A toxic colorless oily liquid made synthetically and used as an antiknock agent in leaded gasoline

lead the way in way US English

Go first along a route to show someone the way

lead the way US English

Go first along a route to show someone the way

lead poisoning US English

Acute or chronic poisoning due to the absorption of lead into the body

lead tetraethyl US English

another term for tetraethyl lead.

lead the field in field US English

Be the leader in a race

lead the field US English

Be the leader in a race

sugar of lead US English

Lead acetate, a soluble white crystalline salt

lead to in lead1 US English

Culminate in (a particular event)

lead with in lead1 US English

Assign the most important position to (a particular news item)

lead someone astray in lead1 US English

Cause someone to act or think foolishly or wrongly

lead someone a dance in dance US English

Cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry

get the lead out in lead2 US English

Move or work more quickly

lead someone on US English

Mislead or deceive someone, especially into believing that one is in love with or attracted to them

get the lead out US English

Move or work more quickly

lead with one's chin in lead1 US English

(Of a boxer) leave one’s chin unprotected

lead someone astray US English

Cause someone to act or think foolishly or wrongly

lead someone a dance US English

Cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry

lead someone by the nose in lead1 US English

Control someone totally, especially by deceiving them

lead from the front in lead1 US English

Take an active role in what one is urging and directing others to do

lead from the front US English

Take an active role in what one is urging and directing others to do

lead with one's chin US English

(Of a boxer) leave one’s chin unprotected


Page: 1 2 3 ... 6