show the way
to go with or in front of a person or an animal to show the way or to make them go in the right direction
He led us out into the grounds.
The receptionist led the way to the boardroom.
She led the horse back into the stable.
I tried to lead the discussion back to the main issue.
If you lead, I'll follow.
connect two things
to connect one object or place to another
the pipe leading from the top of the water tank
The wire led to a speaker.
to go in a particular direction or to a particular place
A path led up the hill.
Which door leads to the yard?
The track led us through a wood.
to have sth as a result
Eating too much sugar can lead to health problems.
to be the reason why sb does or thinks sth
What led you to this conclusion?
He's too easily led (= easily persuaded to do or think sth) .
This has led scientists to speculate on the existence of other galaxies.
The situation is far worse than we had been led to believe .
to have a particular type of life
过宁静 / 奢侈 / 悲惨的生活
to lead a quiet life/a life of luxury/a miserable existence
属最佳 / 第一
to be the best at sth; to be in first place
The department led the world in cancer research.
We lead the way in space technology.
The champion is leading (her nearest rival) by 18 seconds.
be in control
to be in control of sth; to be the leader of sth
to lead an expedition
to lead a discussion
Who will lead the party in the next election?
in card games
to play first; to play sth as your first card
It's your turn to lead.
to lead the ten of clubs
to make sb do everything you want; to control sb completely
to have no successful result for sb
This discussion is leading us nowhere.
to cause sb a lot of trouble or worry
to take an active part in what you are telling or persuading others to do
to make sb believe sth which is not true
a situation in which people with almost no experience or knowledge give advice to others who also have no experience or knowledge
you can give sb the opportunity to do sth, but you cannot force them to do it if they do not want to
used to suggest that the way one event or action leads to others is so obvious that it does not need to be stated
He offered me a ride home one night, and, well, one thing led to another and now we're married!
to start at a place and go away from it
narrow streets leading off from the main square
to start sth
Who would like to lead off the debate?
to make sb believe sth which is not true, especially that you love them or find them attractive
to be an introduction to or the cause of sth
the weeks leading up to the exam
the events leading up to the strike
of a newspaper
to have sth as the main item of news
to use a particular hand to begin an attack
用右拳 / 左拳率先出击
to lead with your right/left
the position ahead of everyone else in a race or competition
She took the lead in the second lap.
He has gone into the lead .
The Democrats now appear to be in the lead .
保持 / 失去领先地位
to hold/lose the lead
The lead car is now three minutes ahead of the rest of the field.
the amount or distance that sb/sth is in front of sb/sth else
He managed to hold a lead of two seconds over his closest rival.
The polls have given Labour a five-point lead.
遥遥 / 轻松领先
a commanding/comfortable lead
加大 / 扩大领先优势
to increase/widen your lead
Manchester lost their early two-goal lead.
an example or action for people to copy
If one bank raises interest rates, all the others will follow their lead .
If we take the lead in this (= start to act) , others may follow.
You go first, I'll take my lead from you.
a piece of information that may help to find out the truth or facts about a situation, especially a crime
The police will follow up all possible leads .
the main part in a play, film/movie, etc.; the person who plays this part
Who is playing the lead ?
男 / 女主角
the male/female lead
a lead role
the lead singer in a band
a long piece of leather, chain or rope used for holding and controlling a dog
Dogs must be kept on a lead in the park.
a long piece of wire, usually covered in plastic, that is used to connect a piece of electrical equipment to a source of electricity
a chemical element. Lead is a heavy soft grey metal, used especially in the past for water pipes or to cover roofs.
the thin black part of a pencil that marks paper
to be very unsuccessful; to not be accepted by people
usually used in the progressive tenses
to pretend to be ill/sick when in fact you are not, especially to avoid work
I don't think there's anything wrong with her─she's just swinging the lead.
lead是船靠近陆地时水手测量水深用的水铊。swinging the lead被认为是件轻松的工作，逐渐变成“逃避干重活”的意思。
The lead was a weight at the bottom of a line that sailors used to measure how deep water was when the ship was near land. ‘Swinging the lead’ was thought to be an easy task, and came to mean avoiding hard work.
All these words mean to go with sb from one place to another.
to go with sb from one place to another, for example in order to show them sth or to show them the way to a place
It's too far to walk─I'll take you by car.
to go with or go in front of sb in order to show them the way or to make them go in the right direction
Firefighters led the survivors to safety.
to go with sb in order to protect or guard them or to show them the way
The president arrived, escorted by twelve bodyguards.
to take sb somewhere in a car, taxi, etc.
My mother drove us to the airport.
to take sb to a particular place, in the right direction, or along the correct route
The attendant showed us to our seats.
to show sb the way to a place, often by going with them; to show sb a place that you know well
She guided us through the busy streets.
We were guided around the museums.
( rather formal ) to politely take or show sb where they should go, especially within a building
She ushered her guests to their seats.
( rather formal ) to tell or show sb how to get somewhere or where to go
A young woman directed them to the station.
the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge
- the lead was in the dummy
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
a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
- it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads
近义词: jumper cable,jumper lead,booster cable
mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness;the marking substance in a pencil
近义词: pencil lead
thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
近义词: spark advance
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
the introductory section of a story
- it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter
a news story of major importance
近义词: lead story
an indication of potential opportunity
- he got a tip on the stock market
- a good lead for a job
近义词: tip,steer,confidential information,wind,hint
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
- he took a long lead off first
an actor who plays a principal role
(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element;bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
- the children were playing with lead soldiers
近义词: Pb,atomic number 82
cause to undertake a certain action
- Her greed led her to forge the checks
- John moderated the discussion
lead, as in the performance of a composition;Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
- conduct an orchestr
move ahead (of others) in time or space
travel in front of;go in advance of others
- The procession was headed by John
take somebody somewhere
- We lead him to our chief
- can you take me to the main entrance?
- He conducted us to the palace
be in charge of
- Who is heading this project?
be conducive to
- The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing
have as a result or residue
- The water left a mark on the silk dress
- Her blood left a stain on the napkin
tend to or result in
- This remark lead to further arguments among the guests
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
lead, extend, or afford access
- This door goes to the basement
- The road runs South
cause something to pass or lead somewhere
- Run the wire behind the cabinet
be ahead of others;be the first
- she topped her class every year