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Definition of Leads
LeadLead Lead, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leaded; p. pr. & vb. n.
1. To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing
leads the grooves of a rifle.
2. (Print.) To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead
a page; leaded matter. LeadLead Lead, v. i.
1. To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before,
showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to
have precedence or pre["e]minence; to be first or chief;
-- used in most of the senses of lead, v. t.
2. To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain
place; as, the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to
The mountain foot that leads towards Mantua. --Shak.
To lead off or out, to go first; to begin. LeadLead Lead, n.
(a) The announcement by one voice part of a theme to be
repeated by the other parts.
(b) A mark or a short passage in one voice part, as of a
canon, serving as a cue for the entrance of others.
2. In an internal-combustion engine, the distance, measured
in actual length of piston stroke or the corresponding
angular displacement of the crank, of the piston from the
end of the compression stroke when ignition takes place;
-- called in full
lead of the ignition. When ignition takes place during the
working stroke the corresponding distance from the
commencement of the stroke is called
3. (Mach.) The excess above a right angle in the angle
between two consecutive cranks, as of a compound engine,
on the same shaft.
4. (Mach.) In spiral screw threads, worm wheels, or the like,
the amount of advance of any point in the spiral for a
(a) A conductor conveying electricity, as from a dynamo.
(b) The angle between the line joining the brushes of a
continuous-current dynamo and the diameter symmetrical
between the poles.
(c) The advance of the current phase in an alternating
circuit beyond that of the electromotive force
6. (Theat.) A r[^o]le for a leading man or leading woman;
also, one who plays such a r[^o]le.
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