Translation of "lead" - English-Italian dictionary

lead

verb uk /liːd/ us /lid/ past tense and past participle led

B1 to show someone where to go, usually by taking them to a place

portare, condurre, guidare
You lead and we’ll follow. Tu vai avanti e noi ti seguiamo.
She led them down the hall. Li ha condotti lungo il corridoio.

If a path or road leads somewhere, it goes there.

portare, condurre
That path leads to the beach. Quel sentiero conduce alla spiaggia.

to be winning a game

essere in testa
They were leading by eleven points at half-time. Erano in vantaggio di undici punti all’intervallo.

to live in a particular way

condurre (vita)
He led a normal life despite his illness. Faceva una vita normale nonostante la malattia.

to be in control of a group, country, or situation

condurre
Amy was leading the discussion. Amy portava avanti la discussione.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /liːd/ us /lid/

the state of winning a competition

vantaggio
She’s in the lead (= winning). È in vantaggio.
France have a three-goal lead. La Francia è in vantaggio di tre punti.

the main person in a movie or play

parte principale
She plays the lead in both movies. Ha il la parte principale in tutti e due i film.

UK US leash a chain, piece of leather, etc. that you attach to a dog’s neck and hold in order to control the dog

guinzaglio
Dogs must be kept on a lead. I cani devono essere tenuti al guinzaglio.
noun uk /led/ us /led/

the black part inside a pencil

mina (matita)

(Translation of “lead” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)