English-Spanish translations for lead

  • plomoLa situación en torno al plomo es distinta. The case of lead is quite different. Mi predecesor, Louis Michel, visitó Gaza inmediatamente después de la operación "Plomo fundido". My predecessor, Louis Michel, went to Gaza immediately after Operation Cast Lead. El motivo de esta prohibición es que la gasolina con plomo representa actualmente la mayor fuente de contaminación por plomo. This is necessary because leaded petrol represents a serious source of lead pollution.
  • ayudarAl final, ¿ayudará eso a encontrar empleo? Down the road, does it lead to job direction? Estas señales procedentes de la sociedad nos ayudarían a mejorar finalmente los sitios Web. These signals from society will need to lead to improvements to the websites. Una mayor disposición por su parte a fin de construir la paz daría lugar a una mayor disposición por la nuestra a fin de ayudar. Greater willingness on their part to make peace will lead to greater willingness on our part to help.
  • enterar
  • guiarLos líderes políticos no deberían seguir, sino guiar, a las personas. Political leaders should not follow, but lead, the people. En su lugar, deberían comprometerse activamente con guiar su país hacia un futuro mejor. They should, rather, engage proactively to lead their country towards a better future. La hoja de ruta que debía guiar la Conferencia sobre el Clima de 2009 en Copenhague es el menos sólido de los documentos. The roadmap meant to lead to the 2009 Climate Conference in Copenhagen is the flimsiest of documents.
  • ir a la cabeza
  • ir en cabeza
  • liderar¿Pero quién debe liderar este cambio? But who should lead this change? Ahora Francia debe liderar su defensa. Now France must lead in their defence. Debe liderar la agenda mundial en este ámbito. It must take the lead in the global agenda.

Definition of lead

  • 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''
  • A thin strip of type metal, used to separate lines of type in printing
  • Sheets or plates of lead used as a covering for roofs
  • A thin cylinder of black lead or plumbago used in pencils
  • To cover, fill, or affect with lead
  • To place leads between the lines of
  • ''To guide#Verb|guide or conduct#Verb|conduct.''
  • 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 draw or direct by influence, whether good or bad; to prevail on; to induce; to entice; to allure
  • To tend or reach in a certain direction, or to a certain place
  • To produce (with ''to''
  • The act of leading or conducting; guidance; direction, course
  • 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 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
  • The actor who plays the main role; lead actor
  • A lode
  • A rope, leather strap, or similar device with which to lead an animal; a leash
  • Charging lead.
  • The action of a tooth, such as a tooth of a wheel, in impelling another tooth or a pallet
  • 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
  • A teaser; a lead-in; the start of a newspaper column, telling who, what, when, where, why and how. (Sometimes spelled as lede for this usage to avoid ambiguity
  • The axial distance a screw thread travels in one revolution. It is equal to the pitch times the number of starts
  • The announcement by one voice part of a theme to be repeated by the other parts
  • The excess above a right angle in the angle between two consecutive cranks, as of a compound engine, on the same shaft
  • The advance of the current phase in an alternating circuit beyond that of the electromotive force producing it
  • Foremost
  • main, principal


  • This copy has too much lead; I prefer less space between the lines
  • They pumped him full of lead
  • continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle
  • to lead a page
  • leaded matter
  • a father leads a child; a jockey leads a horse with a halter; a dog leads a blind man
  • The guide was able to lead the tourists through the jungle safely
  • A good teacher should lead their students to the right answer
  • to lead a political party
  • to lead the search team
  • The evidence leads me to believe he is guilty
  • the big sloop led the fleet of yachts; the Guards led the attack; Demosthenes leads the orators of all ages
  • to lead trumps
  • He led the ace of spades
  • The batter always leads off base
  • to lead someone to a righteous cause
  • the path leads to the mill; gambling leads to other vices
  • The shock led to a change in his behaviour
  • to take the lead
  • to be under the lead of another
  • the white horse had the lead
  • to be in the lead
  • She lost the lead
  • Smith managed to extend her lead over the second place to half a second
  • The runner took his lead from first
  • your partner has the lead
  • The investigation stalled when all leads turned out to be dead ends
  • The police have a couple of leads they will follow to solve the case
  • Joe is a great addition to our sales team, he has numerous leads in the paper industry
  • The contestants are all tied; no one has the lead position
  • the lead guitarist
  • lead trumpet

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