lead / led

lead / led
   Lead can be a verb meaning "to guide, be in charge of": Greg will lead a group this afternoon. It can also be a noun meaning "a type of metallic element": Use a lead pencil to fill in your answer sheet.
   Led is the past tense of lead: Greg led the group this afternoon.

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  • lead / led —    Lead can be a verb meaning to guide, be in charge of : Greg will lead a group this afternoon. It can also be a noun meaning a type of metallic element : Use a lead pencil to fill in your answer sheet.    Led is the past tense of lead: Greg led …   Confused words

  • lead, led — These words are sometimes confused because the past tense of lead is led, which is pronounced like the metal lead. When an object is covered or treated with lead (the metal), it is leaded, but such a condition bears no relationship to the verb… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • lead, led —    Confusion between the two is astonishingly and really inexcusably common, as here: The programme in Tissue Engineering will be lead by Professor Tim Harding ham, Manchester and Professor David Williams, Liverpool (New Scientist advertisement) …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • lead, led —    Confusion between the two is astonishingly and really inexcusably common, as here: The programme in Tissue Engineering will be lead by Professor Tim Harding ham, Manchester and Professor David Williams, Liverpool (New Scientist advertisement) …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • led — lead, led Lead is the present tense of the verb meaning ‘to go in front’, ‘to take charge of’, etc., and its past form is led. A common mistake is to use lead for the past form and pronounce it led in speech, probably on the false analogy of read …   Modern English usage

  • lead — lead, led Lead is the present tense of the verb meaning ‘to go in front’, ‘to take charge of’, etc., and its past form is led. A common mistake is to use lead for the past form and pronounce it led in speech, probably on the false analogy of read …   Modern English usage

  • lead oxide — ˈled noun : a binary compound of lead and oxygen; especially : lead monoxide compare lead dioxide, minium, red lead * * * /led/ 1. litharge. 2. any oxide of lead, as red lead. * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • lead*/*/*/ — [liːd] (past tense and past participle led [led] ) verb I 1) [T] to take someone to a place by going there with them, usually in front of them The estate agent led us into the kitchen.[/ex] She took the boy by the hand and led him from the… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • lead — A metallic element, atomic no. 82, atomic wt. 207.2. SYN: plumbum. l. acetate has been used as an astringent in diarrhea, and in aqueous solution as a wet dressing in certain dermatoses. SYN: sugar of l.. black l …   Medical dictionary

  • led — See lead. See lead, led …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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