If we look at the lead meaning, it has few definitions, as it is used in a sentence in many different forms. Lead as a verb refers to guide, show or cause and bring forth; for example, a good captain leads by inspiration; in this sentence, the word “lead” is used as a verb and synonymous with “guide”. As a noun, lead refers to a metallic element or to describe the foremost position; for example, he has the lead role in this movie, or exposure to toxic metals like lead can be dangerous to health. In both these sentences, lead is used as a noun to describe the element’s position. The pronunciation of the word “lead” has a long e sound rhyming with leed, need or seed.

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