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English definition of “lead”


noun [U] (METAL)   /led/
a dense , soft , dark gray metal , used esp . in combination with other metals and in batteries (= devices that produce electricity ): Lead pipes in many older houses have been replaced by copper ones . fig. The day after running a marathon , my legs felt like lead (= heavy and tired ).
(Definition of lead noun (METAL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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