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German translation of “lead”

lead

noun
the state of being first
die Führung
We have a lead over the rest of the world in this kind of research.
the act of leading
die Führung
We all followed his lead and entered the room.
the amount by which one is ahead of others
der Vorsprung
He has a lead of twenty metres (over the man in second place).
a leather strap or chain for leading a dog etc
die Leine
All dogs must be kept on a lead.
a piece of information which will help to solve a mystery etc
der Hinweis
The police have several leads concerning the identity of the thief.
a leading part in a play etc
die Hauptrolle
Who plays the lead in that film?
(Definition of lead from the Password English-German Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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