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King James Dictionary
LEAD, n. led.
1. A metal of a dull white color, with a cast of blue. It is the least elastic and sonorous of all the metals, and at the same time it is soft and easily fusible. It is found native in small masses, but generally mineralized by sulphur, and sometimes by other substances. Lead fused in a strong heat, throws off vapors which are unwholesome.
2. A plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea.
3. Leads, a flat roof covered with lead.
White lead, the oxyd of lead, ground with one third part of chalk.
LEAD, led. To cover with lead to fit with lead.
LEAD, pret. and pp. led.
1. To guide by the hand as, to lead a child. It often includes the sense of drawing as well as of directing.
2. To guide or conduct by showing the way to direct as, the Israelites were led by a pillar of a cloud by day, and by a pillar of fire by night.
3. To conduct to any place.
He leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalms 23 .
4. To conduct, as a chief or commander, implying authority to direct and govern as, a general leads his troops to battle and to victory.
Christ took not on him flesh and blood, that he might conquer and rule nations, lead armies.
5. To precede to introduce by going first.
As Hesperus that leads the sun his way.
6. To guide to show the method of attaining an object. Self-examination may lead us to a knowledge of ourselves.
7. To draw to entice to allure. The love of pleasure leads men into vices which degrade and impoverish them.
8. To induce to prevail on to influence.
He was driven by the necessities of the times more than led by his own disposition to any rigor of actions.
9. To pass to spend, that is, to draw out as, to lead a life of gayety, or a solitary life.
That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2 .
To lead astray, to guide in a wrong way or into error to seduce from truth or rectitude.
To lead captive, to carry into captivity.
1. To go before and show the way.
I will lead on softly. Genesis 33 .
2. To conduct, as a chief or commander. Let the troops follow, where their general leads.
3. To draw to have a tendency to. Gaming leads to other vices.
4. To exercise dominion.
To lead off or out, to go first to begin.
LEAD, n. Precedence a going before guidance. Let the general take the lead. A colloquial word in reputable use.
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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.
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