Translation of "lead" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

You lead and we’ll follow.
She led them down the hall.

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

conduzir, levar
That path leads to the beach.

to be winning a game

They were leading by eleven points at half-time.

to live in a particular way

He led a normal life despite his illness.

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

liderar, dirigir, conduzir
Amy was leading the discussion.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun uk /liːd/ us /lid/

the state of winning a competition

She’s in the lead (= winning).
France have a three-goal lead.

the main person in a movie or play

She plays the lead in both movies.

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

Dogs must be kept on a lead.


noun uk /led/ us /led/

the black part inside a pencil


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