heavy soft metal of dull greyish colour, used for water pipes, in roofing, as a radiation shield
the thin black part of a pencil that marks paper
conduct sb by the hand, by touching him, or by a rope, etc.
act as chief;direct by example or persuasion;direct the movements of
have the first place in
influence or persuade
cause sb to pass, go through, spend (life, etc.)
going in front;doing sth first
the position ahead of all others
principal part in a play;person who plays this part
a piece of information that may lead to a discovery or to sth being settled
"he took the lead at the last turn"
"the children were playing with lead soldiers"
"the police are following a promising lead"
"the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
"he takes the lead in any group"
"we were just waiting for someone to take the lead"
"they didn't follow our lead"
"it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
"he took a long lead off first"
"he got a tip on the stock market"
"a good lead for a job"
"it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads"
"the lead was in the dummy"
"We lead him to our chief"
"can you take me to the main entrance?"
"He conducted us to the palace"
"The water left a mark on the silk dress"
"Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"
"The procession was headed by John"
"Her greed led her to forge the checks"
"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"
"Who is heading this project?"
"she topped her class every year"
"The use of computers in the classroom lead to better writing"
"conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
"This door goes to the basement"
"The road runs South"
"Run the wire behind the cabinet"
"John moderated the discussion"
A heavy summons lies like lead upon me.
出自：Macbeth , Shakespeare
The ship went down like lead.
Causing the Clouds to lead in store of rain.
出自： Joseph Hall
One shilling a load is the price..for leading a cart-load of warp.
出自： W. B. Stonehouse
The boy was led astray by bad companions.
The unthinking public are easily led astray by the false picture of reality given in television shows.
The horses were led into the yard.
马被牵进了院子里。 lead sb/sth into sth
The love of pleasure leads men into vices.
Behaviour like this will lead you into trouble.
这样的行为会给你惹来麻烦。 lead into sth
This passage leads into the courtyard.
这条路通向院子。 lead sth into sth
The pipes lead the water into the fields.
Gutters lead the water into the ditch.
The town band led off by playing the National Anthem.
市府乐队首先奏国歌。 lead sth ⇔ off
She led off a dance.
如果你不打算和她结婚,你就不应该继续哄骗她。 lead sb on to-v
Salesmen do their best to lead people on to buy things they don't need.
He led them to the house.
He led us to a room upstairs.
The general led the army to battle.
The girl led her little brother to school.
The path can lead you to the foot of the mountain.
This road will lead you to the parking lot.
The light led us to the shore.
Chance led him to London.
他偶然来到伦敦。 lead to sth
All roads lead to Rome.
This road leads to my home.
A winding path leads to the cave.
一条曲折的小道通向山洞。 lead to sth
His failure led to his resignation.
Carelessness often leads to errors.
The accident led to many lawsuits.
This is a serious dispute, and could lead to armed conflict.
This led to great confusion.
I don't think it will lead to a good result.
Virtue leads to happiness.
An ordinary cold can soon lead to a fever.
The wording is likely to lead to ambiguity.
Where does this lead to?
误 The schoolmaster leads us to build school.
正 The schoolmaster leads us in building school.
正 The schoolmaster leads us in building of school.
误 Such a trouble has never been led me before.
正 I've never been led such a trouble before.
误 What led him run away?
正 What led him to run away?
误 The guide led us to visit the farm.
正 The guide led us in the visit to the farm.
误 This path leads down the river.
正 This path leads down to the river.