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kulkea edellä, edeltää, olla edellä
saada tekemään, ohjata, ajaa
olla johdossa, vetää
A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, symbol Pb (from Latin ''plumbum'').
Vertical space in advance of a row or between rows of text. Also known as ''leading''.
(quote-book)|title=(w)|passage=I would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top.
To cover, fill, or affect with lead
To place leads between the lines of.
- If a blind man lead a blind man, both fall down in the ditch.
- They thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill.
To guide or conduct in a certain course, or to a certain place or end, by making the way known; to show the way, especially by going with or going in advance of, to lead a pupil; to guide somebody somewhere or to bring somebody somewhere by means of instructions.
- The Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way.
- He leadeth me beside the still waters.
(RQ:Milton Poems 1673)
(quote-book)|chapter=1| title=http://openlibrary.org/worksOL5535161W Mr. Pratt's Patients| passage=I stumbled along through the young pines and huckleberry bushes. Pretty soon I struck into a sort of path that, I cal'lated, might lead to the road I was hunting for. It twisted and turned, and, the first thing I knew, made a sudden bend around a bunch of bayberry scrub and opened out into a big clear space like a lawn.
1664, (w), A Sermon Preached Before the University at Christ-Church, Oxon
- Christ took not upon him flesh and blood that he might conquer and rule nations, lead armies, or possess places.
To guide or conduct oneself in, through, or along (a certain course); hence, to proceed in the way of; to follow the path or course of; to pass; to spend. Also, to cause (one) to proceed or follow in (a certain course).
- That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life.
1849, (w), (w), (w)
- Nor thou with shadow'd hint confuse / A life that leads melodious days.
1849-50, (w), ''(w)'', Chapter 61
- You remember(..)the life he used to lead his wife and daughter.
To guide or conduct, as by accompanying, going before, showing, influencing, directing with authority, etc.; to have precedence or preeminence; to be first or chief; — used in most of the senses of the transitive verb.
''To begin, to be ahead.''
1600, (w), The ''(w)'' of (w)
- As Hesperus, that leads the sun his way.
c. 1819, (w), ''Abou Ben Adhem''
- And lo! Ben Adhem's name led all the rest.
(quote-book)| title=(w)| chapter=4| passage=“Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration, “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.
To lead off or out, to go first; to begin.
To begin a game, round, or trick, with
To step off base and move towards the next base.
1649, King (w), ''(w)''
- He was driven by the necessities of the times, more than led by his own disposition, to any rigor of actions.
- Silly women, laden with sins, led away by divers lusts.
(quote-journal)| volume=189| issue=3| page=21| magazine=(w)| title=Our banks are out of control| passage=Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic …. Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.
To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place.
- The mountain-foot that leads towards Mantua.
(quote-journal)| title=Can China clean up fast enough?| passage=All this has led to an explosion of protest across China, including among a middle class that has discovered nimbyism. That worries the government, which fears that environmental activism could become the foundation for more general political opposition. It is therefore dealing with pollution in two ways—suppression and mitigation.
To produce (with ''to'').
(quote-journal)| title=Yesterday’s fuel| passage=The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania.(..)It was used to make kerosene, the main fuel for artificial lighting after overfishing led to a shortage of whale blubber. Other liquids produced in the refining process, too unstable or smoky for lamplight, were burned or dumped.
To live or experience (a particular way of life).
The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction, course
(RQ:Burke Noble Lor)
- At the time I speak of, and having a momentary lead, (..) I am sure I did my country important service.
Precedence; advance position; also, the measure of precedence; the state of being ahead in a race; the highest score in a game in an incomplete game.
An insulated metallic wire for electrical devices and equipment.
The situation where a runner steps away from a base while waiting for the pitch to be thrown.
The act or right of playing first in a game or round; the card suit, or piece, so played
The main role in a play or film; the lead role.
(quote-book)| title=Kong (1933 film)|King Kong| page=43| passage="You make moving pictures. In jungles and places." "That's me. And I've picked you for the lead in my next picture."
The actor who plays the main role; lead actor.
The person in charge of a project or a work shift etc.
''John is the development lead on this software product.''
The course of a rope from end to end.
A rope, leather strap, or similar device with which to lead an animal; a leash
In a steam engine, the width of port opening which is uncovered by the valve, for the admission or release of steam, at the instant when the piston is at end of its stroke.
Usage note: When used alone it means ''outside lead'', or lead for the admission of steam. ''Inside lead'' refers to the release or exhaust.
Charging lead. (rfex)
The distance of haul, as from a cutting to an embankment.
The action of a tooth, such as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet.
Hypothesis that has not been pursued
Information obtained by a detective or police officer that allows him or her to discover further details about a crime or incident.
Potential opportunity for a sale or transaction, a potential customer.
Information obtained by a news reporter about an issue or subject that allows him or her to discover more details.
The player who throws the first two rocks for a team.
An important news story that appears on the front page of a newspaper or at the beginning of a news broadcast
The announcement by one voice part of a theme to be repeated by the other parts.
A mark or a short passage in one voice part, as of a canon, serving as a cue for the entrance of others.
2017 August 25, "Arrest threat as Yingluck Shinawatra misses verdict", in aljazeera.com, ''Al Jazeera'':
- Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's ex-prime minister, has missed a verdict in a negligence trial that could have seen her jailed, prompting the Supreme Court to say it will issue an arrest warrant fearing she is a flight risk, according to the lead judge in the case.
to lose weight, usually as a result of some kind of training or exercise
(l) (start of a newspaper column, telling who, what, when, where, why and how)