What is the pronunciation of lead?
English definition of “lead”
B2 [I or T] (especially in sport or other competitions) to be in front, to be first, or to be winning: After 30 minutes the challengers were leading by two goals. With two laps to go Ngomo led by less than two seconds. The Lions are leading the Hawks 28–9.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeated
B1 [I] to show the way to a group of people, animals, vehicles, etc. by going in front of them: I don't know the way, so you'd better lead. If you lead in the jeep, we'll follow behind on the horses.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way › [T] To lead a group of moving people or vehicles is to walk or drive in front of them: The local youth band will lead the parade this weekend. A large black hearse led the funeral procession.Ahead, in front and beyond B1 [T usually + adv/prep] to take someone somewhere, by going with them: She led them down the hall. The waiter led us to our table. Our guide led us through the mountains.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way B1 [T usually + adv/prep] to take hold of a person or animal and take him, her, or it somewhere: She took the child by the hand and led him upstairs to bed. He led the horse out of the stable.Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way lead the way › to show the way by going in front: You've been there before - why don't you lead the way?Taking someone somewhere or telling them the wayAhead, in front and beyond › to make more progress than other people in the development of something: The company has been leading the way in network applications for several years.Succeeding, achieving and fulfilling