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leading1 British & World English

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leading2 British & World English

The amount of blank space between lines of print

lead1 British & World English

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

leading dog British & World English

A sheepdog trained to run ahead of a flock of sheep to control its speed

leading man British & World English

The actor playing the principal male part in a film or play

leading edge British & World English

The foremost edge of an aerofoil, especially a wing or propeller blade

leading lady British & World English

The actress playing the principal female part in a film or play

leading light British & World English

A person who is prominent or influential in a particular field or organization

leading note British & World English

Another term for subtonic.

leading rein British & World English

A rein used to lead a horse along, especially when ridden by an inexperienced rider

leading tone British & World English

North American term for subtonic.

leading article British & World English

A newspaper article giving the editorial opinion

leading counsel British & World English

The senior barrister of the team which represents either party in a legal case

leading seaman British & World English

A rank in the Royal Navy, above able seaman and below petty officer

leading question British & World English

A question that prompts or encourages the answer wanted

leading aircraftman British & World English

A rank held by a man in the RAF, above aircraftman and below senior aircraftman

leading aircraftwoman British & World English

A rank held by a woman in the RAF, above aircraftwoman and below senior aircraftwoman

lead off with in lead1 British & World English

Begin a report or text with a particular item

lead with in lead1 British & World English

Make an attack with (a particular punch or fist)

lead off in lead1 British & World English

Bat first in a game or inning

lead off British & World English

Bat first in a game or inning

blacklead British & World English

Polish (metal, especially cast iron) with graphite

lead someone on in lead1 British & World English

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

lead someone on British & World English

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

lead up to British & World English

Immediately precede

lead to in lead1 British & World English

Be a route or means of access to a particular place or in a particular direction

leading aircraftmen in leading aircraftman British & World English

A rank held by a man in the RAF, above aircraftman and below senior aircraftman

lead the way in way British & World English

Go first along a route to show someone the way

lead the way British & World English

Go first along a route to show someone the way

lead the field in field British & World English

Be the leader in a race

lead the field British & World English

Be the leader in a race

lead someone astray in lead1 British & World English

Cause someone to act or think foolishly or wrongly

lead someone astray British & World English

Cause someone to act or think foolishly or wrongly

leading aircraftwomen in leading aircraftwoman British & World English

A rank held by a woman in the RAF, above aircraftwoman and below senior aircraftwoman

lead someone a dance in dance British & World English

Cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry

lead someone a dance British & World English

Cause someone a great deal of trouble or worry

a dog's life in dog British & World English

An unhappy existence, full of problems or unfair treatment

a dog's life British & World English

An unhappy existence, full of problems or unfair treatment

lead from the front in lead1 British & World English

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

lead with one's chin in lead1 British & World English

(Of a boxer) leave one’s chin unprotected

lead in one's pencil in lead2 British & World English

Vigour or energy, especially sexual energy in a man

lead from the front British & World English

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

lead with one's chin British & World English

(Of a boxer) leave one’s chin unprotected

lead in one's pencil British & World English

Vigour or energy, especially sexual energy in a man

lead someone by the nose in lead1 British & World English

Control someone totally, especially by deceiving them

lead someone by the nose British & World English

Control someone totally, especially by deceiving them


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