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Overview of noun led

The noun led has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. light-emitting diode, LED

(diode such that light emitted at a p-n junction is proportional to the bias current; color depends on the material used)


Overview of noun lead

The noun lead has 17 senses? (first 6 from tagged texts)
1. (7) lead

(an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn")

2. (6) lead, Pb, atomic number 82

(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")

3. (3) lead, track, trail

(evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator")

4. (3) lead

(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")

5. (1) 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))

6. (1) lead, lead-in, lede

(the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter")

7. lead

((sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning)

8. star, principal, lead

(an actor who plays a principal role)

9. lead

((baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first")

10. tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hint

(an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job")

11. lead, lead story

(a news story of major importance)

12. spark advance, lead

(the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine)

13. leash, tether, lead

(restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal)

14. lead, leading

(thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing)

15. lead, pencil lead

(mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil)

16. jumper cable, jumper lead, lead, booster cable

(a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads")

17. lead

(the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy")

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