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Part of speech: Noun

A soft, heavy, bluish- gray metal; a weight attached to a rope for sounding depths at sea; a thin strip of metal for separating lines of type in printing; a stick of graphite or black carbon used in pencils.

Part of speech: Verb

To cover, fit, or join with lead; in printing, to place thin metal strips between the lines of.

Part of speech: Verb

To conduct by the hand; as, to lead a little child; show the way to; guide by advice; to have the direction or control of; as, to lead an army; to go ahead of; to be first among; as, to lead one's class; induce; spend; as, to lead an unhappy life; to begin a game by playing ( a cetrain card).

Part of speech: Verb

To take the first place; act as a guide, director, etc.; to take a course; as, the path leads through the woods; to conduct; as, the broad way leads to destruction; play the first card or domino.

Part of speech: Noun

Guidance; first place or position; in games, the right to play first or the play made.

Part of speech: Past tense


Part of speech: Past participle


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