v. 在…前面走; 引路; 连通; 通至; 领先; 领导; 导致; 使得; 引导; 过（某种生活）引出; 开牌
n. 领先的地位; 超前量; 榜样; 线索; 主角; 狗绳; 导线; 铅; 铅笔芯; 子弹
If you lead a group of people, you walk or ride in front of them.
John Major and the Duke of Edinburgh led the mourners...
He walks with a stick but still leads his soldiers into battle...
If you lead someone to a particular place or thing, you take them there.
He took Dickon by the hand to lead him into the house...
She confessed to the killing and led police to his remains...
If a road, gate, or door leads somewhere, you can get there by following the road or going through the gate or door.
...the doors that led to the yard.
...a short roadway leading to the car park...
If you are leading at a particular point in a race or competition, you are winning at that point.
He's leading in the presidential race...
So far Fischer leads by five wins to two...
If you have the lead or are in the lead in a race or competition, you are winning.
England took the lead after 31 minutes with a goal by Peter Nail...
Labour are still in the lead in the opinion polls.
Someone's lead over a competitor at a particular point in a race or competition is the distance, amount of time, or number of points by which they are ahead of them.
...a commanding lead for the opposition is clearly emerging throughout the country...
His goal gave Forest a two-goal lead against Southampton...
If one company or country leads others in a particular activity such as scientific research or business, it is more successful or advanced than they are in that activity.
When it comes to pop music we not only lead Europe, we lead the world.
...foodstores such as Marks & Spencer, which led the market in microwaveable meals.
If you lead a group of people, an organization, or an activity, you are in control or in charge of the people or the activity.
He led the country between 1949 and 1984...
Mr Mendes was leading a campaign to save Brazil's rainforest from exploitation.
If you give a lead, you do something new or develop new ideas or methods that other people consider to be a good example or model to follow.
...the need for the president to give a moral lead...
The American and Japanese navies took the lead in the development of naval aviation...
You can use lead when you are saying what kind of life someone has. For example, if you lead a busy life, your life is busy.
She led a normal, happy life with her sister and brother...
Most of the women in here are not people who have led a life of crime.
If something leads to a situation or event, usually an unpleasant one, it begins a process which causes that situation or event to happen.
Ethnic tensions among the republics could lead to civil war...
He warned yesterday that a pay rise for teachers would lead to job cuts.
If something leads you to do something, it influences or affects you in such a way that you do it.
His abhorrence of racism led him to write The Algiers Motel Incident...
What was it ultimately that led you to leave Sarajevo for Zagreb?
If you say that someone or something led you to think something, you mean that they caused you to think it, although it was not true or did not happen.
Mother had led me to believe the new baby was a kind of present for me...
It was not as straightforward as we were led to believe.
If you lead a conversation or discussion, you control the way that it develops so that you can introduce a particular subject.
After a while I led the conversation around to her job...
He planned to lead the conversation and keep Matt from changing the subject.
You can say that one point or topic in a discussion or piece of writing leads you to another in order to introduce a new point or topic that is linked with the previous one.
Well, I think that leads me to the real point.
A lead is a piece of information or an idea which may help people to discover the facts in a situation where many facts are not known, for example in the investigation of a crime or in a scientific experiment.
The inquiry team is also following up possible leads after receiving 400 calls from the public.
The lead in a play, film, or show is the most important part in it. The person who plays this part can also be called the lead.
Nina Ananiashvili and Alexei Fadeyechev from the Bolshoi Ballet dance the leads...
The leads are Jack Hawkins and Glynis Johns.
A dog's lead is a long, thin chain or piece of leather which you attach to the dog's collar so that you can control the dog.
An older man came out with a little dog on a lead.
A lead in a piece of equipment is a piece of wire covered in plastic which supplies electricity to the equipment or carries it from one part of the equipment to another.
The lead story or lead in a newspaper or on the television or radio news is the most important story.
The Turkish situation makes the lead in tomorrow's Guardian...
Cossiga's reaction is the lead story in the Italian press.
1. a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray;
2. an advantage held by a competitor in a race;
3. evidence pointing to a possible solution;
4. a position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead');
5. the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
6. the introductory section of a story;
7. an actor who plays a principal role
8. (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base;
9. an indication of potential opportunity;
10. a news story of major importance
11. the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
12. restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
13. thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
14. mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
15. a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire;
16. the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge;
1. take somebody somewhere;
2. result in;
3. tend to or result in;
4. travel in front of; go in advance of others;
5. cause to undertake a certain action;
6. stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point;
7. be in charge of;
8. be ahead of others; be the first;
9. be conducive to;
10. lead, as in the performance of a composition;
11. pass or spend;
12. lead, extend, or afford access;
13. move ahead (of others) in time or space
14. cause something to pass or lead somewhere;
15. preside over;
direct, conduct, guide, lead, pilot
lead someone astray
lead someone by the nose
lead someone a dance
lead from the front
lead someone up (或北美down) the garden path
lead the way
lead with one's chin
get the lead out
lead in one's pencil
lead someone on
lead up to
get the lead out【非正式用语】
His jokes about woman drivers went down like a lead balloon.
Worries and tenseness can lead to insomnia.
After the accident he began to lead a vegetable life.
If ( one was ) overwhelmed by passion, it could lead to serious blunders.
Excuse me, does this road lead to the railway station?
请问, 这条路通向火车站 吗 ?