Definition of lead:
a heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, Atomic weight 206.4, Specific Gravity 11.37, Symbol Pb (from Latin plumbum
); a plummet or mass of lead, used in sounding at sea
"I would have the tower two stories, and goodly leads upon the top. -- Bacon"
to cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle; to place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter
"if a blind man lead a blind man, both fall down in the ditch. -- John Wyclif on Matthew 15:14
"the contestants are all tied; no one has the lead position."