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Ngwidi - Lead

Ngwidi is a Xitsonga word meaning "Lead" in English. Item has no rating. Help improve content quality by rating below.

Definition of lead
- Lead n
- A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull gray; "the children were playing with lead soldiers" [syn: {Pb}, {atomic number 82}]
- An advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
- Evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator" [syn: {track}, {trail}]
- A position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead'); "he takes the lead in any group"; "we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"; "they didn't follow our lead"
- The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
- The introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter" [syn: {lead-in}]
- An actor who plays a principal role [syn: {star}, {principal}]
- (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
- An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job" [syn: {tip}, {steer}, {confidential information}, {wind}, {hint}]
- A news story of major importance [syn: {lead story}]
- The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine [syn: {spark advance}]
- Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal [syn: {leash}, {tether}]
- Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing [syn: {leading}]
- Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil [syn: {pencil lead}]
- A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads" [syn: {jumper cable}, {jumper lead}]
- The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy" v
- Take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" [syn: {take}, {direct}, {conduct}, {guide}]
- Result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: {leave}, {result}]
- Tend to or result in; "This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
- Travel in front of; go in advance of others; "The procession was headed by John" [syn: {head}]
- Cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
- Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point; "Service runs all the way to Cranbury"; "His knowledge doesn't go very far"; "My memory extends back to my fourth year of life"; "The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets" [syn: {run}, {go}, {pass}, {extend}]
- Be in charge of; "Who is heading this project?" [syn: {head}]
- Be ahead of others; be the first; "she topped her class every year" [syn: {top}]
- Be conducive to; "The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing" [syn: {contribute}, {conduce}]
- Lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" [syn: {conduct}, {direct}]
- Pass or spend; "lead a good life"
- Lead, extend, or afford access; "This door goes to the basement"; "The road runs South" [syn: {go}]
- Move ahead (of others) in time or space [syn: {precede}] [ant: {follow}]
- Cause something to pass or lead somewhere; "Run the wire behind the cabinet" [syn: {run}]
- Preside over; "John moderated the discussion" [syn: {moderate}, {chair}] [also: {led}]
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