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According to WordNet, the noun "lead" has 17 sense(s).

103651084 mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil.

113596422 (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning.

101256743 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".

105051088 the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine.

105157143 an advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn".

105826914 evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator".

113893129 the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile).

108592165 (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first".

106270879 the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter".

103652932 restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal.

103604843 a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire; "it was a tangle of jumper cables and clip leads".

101256270 the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge; "the lead was in the dummy".

106651577 an indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job".

110648696 an actor who plays a principal role.

114643467 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".

106271192 a news story of major importance.

103651265 thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing.

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